Patriots preach business as usual

Bill Belichick's team insists focus is on Dolphins, not playoff scenarios

Updated: December 26, 2012, 10:56 PM ET
By Field Yates | ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- They know the what-ifs.

The players, coaches -- the entire New England Patriots organization.

"It would be hard [not to]," quarterback Tom Brady said.

A win in Week 17 plus some help means a wild-card weekend spent at home, and, if everything falls in line, home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.

But right now, the what-ifs aren't on their minds.

The approach for the Patriots is simple: Focus on the task at hand, the ...

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