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Forget the Jags, let's talk playoff and bye scenarios

Updated: December 24, 2012, 3:49 PM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

Happy holidays to all our readers and visitors on ESPNBoston.com.

The main theme of this week's Patriots mailbag, which arrives a day early, is how the final week of the regular season might unfold as it relates to playoff seeding. The Colts have been a rival over the last decade, but there is now reason for Patriots followers to be pulling for an Indianapolis win in Week 17 -- if that happens, and the Patriots beat the visiting Dolphins, New England gets a first-round playoff ...

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