Recent road woes on minds of Patriots as they prep for Miami (The Associated Press)

The final week of the regular season won’t be one of rest for the New England Patriots. The AFC East champions did everything they could last week to try to lock up home-field advantage throughout the playoffs with a 41-3 dismantling of the New York Jets. The Patriots will have at least a first-round bye, but with home-field still in limbo coach Bill Belichick grizzled at the notion that he might have preferred being able sit some of starters this week.