Playoff matchups set; who the Pats will play

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Playoff matchups set; who the Pats will play

By Art Martone
CSNNE.com

The NFL playoff picture is now set, and in the AFC the teams are seeded thusly:

1. Patriots
2. Steelers
3. Colts
4. Chiefs
5. Ravens
6. Jets

Next weekend's wild-card weekend matchups are:

SATURDAY: Jets at Colts, 8 p.m. (NBC)
SUNDAY: Ravens at Chiefs, 1 p.m. (CBS)

The NFL announced Sunday night the Patriots will play their first-round game on Sunday, Jan. 16 at 4:30 p.m. Here's the lowdown for the Pats:

IF COLTS AND CHIEFS WIN: Patriots play the Chiefs
IF COLTS AND RAVENS WIN: Patriots play the Ravens
IF JETS AND CHIEFS WIN: Patriots play the Jets
IF JETS AND RAVENS WIN: Patriots play the Jets

In the NFC, the seeding is:

1. Falcons
2. Bears
3. Eagles
4. Seahawks
5. Saints
6. Packers

Next weekend's matchups are:

SATURDAY: Saints at Seahawks, 4:30 p.m. (NBC)
SUNDAY: Packers at Eagles, 4:30 p.m. (FOX)

Art Martone can be reached at amartone@comcastsportsnet.com.

NFL Scouting Combine preview: Defensive linemen

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NFL Scouting Combine preview: Defensive linemen

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Rob Gronkowski appears to thoroughly enjoy himself at Daytona 500

Rob Gronkowski appears to thoroughly enjoy himself at Daytona 500

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski attended the Dayton 500 in true Gronkowski form.

He appeared to be there promoting Monster Energy drink, and was therefore hanging with the Monster Girls, who were also promoting the drink. Gronkowski's herniated disc injury, which required surgery in December 2016, does not seem to be slowing him down as he gets warmed up for the Summer of Gronk.

During the race coverage on FOX Sports, Gronk delivered a speed limit joke, which is sure to make the 13-year-old in you chuckle. (You can watch it here.)

[H/T NESN.com]