Before the NFL season began, I predicted the New England Patriots to
win Super Bowl 47 over the Green Bay Packers. Both teams have made it to
the playoffs, but one team has a much tougher road than the other.
team would be the Green Bay Packers, mainly because, unlike the
Patriots, they will not have a first-round bye. Instead, the No.
3-seeded Packers will host the No. 6-seeded Minnesota Vikings in the
Wild Card round.
Will not having a bye hurt Green Bay’s chances of getting to New
Orleans on Feb. 3? And will New England’s first-round bye give them an
advantage in an AFC playoff picture that sees four teams the Patriots
have already played this season?