Pats can avoid pitfall of 2015 with win over struggling Jets (The Associated Press)

The New England Patriots are hoping to avoid some deja vu over the final two weeks of the regular season. For the second consecutive year, the Patriots enter Week 16 with two chances to wrap up the AFC’s top seed and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. New England tripped into the playoffs last season following an overtime loss at New York and 10-point defeat at Miami that saw the Patriots rest several starters and use quarterback Tom Brady sparingly.