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Do Your Bracket, Round 3: Vote for the Best Game in Patriots History

New England Patriots
07 Apr 2020, 20:34 GMT+10

As is usually the case after some early upsets, things have settled down in our version of March Madness as we hit the Sweet 16. Only one lower seed, the fifth-seed in the Dynasty I Region, managed to find its way through to the next round. That game, the 2001 AFC Championship win in Pittsburgh (52 percent), squeaked by the fourth-seeded Super Bowl XXXIX win over the Eagles (48 percent).

Otherwise we have nothing but chalk in the remainder of the brackets. Here are the matchups for the Sweet 16:

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BREAKING DOWN THE MATCHUPS

PRE-KRAFT REGION

A pair of wins over Miami lock up in the first matchup with the Squish the Fish Patriots taking on John Smith and the infamous Snow Plow game. The second game features the 1985 wild card win over the Jets against another playoff win that came a week later in Los Angeles over the Raiders.

1 SEED: 1985 AFC Championship win at Miami

4 SEED: 1982 snow plow win over Miami

3 SEED: 1985 wild card win at NY Jets

2 SEED: 1985 division round win at LA Raiders

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DYNASTY I REGION

The top seed in the Dynasty I Region is the Super Bowl XXXVI win over the Rams. That game takes on the 2001 AFC title game win in Pittsburgh. The second game has the 2001 Snow Bowl win over the Raiders taking on the Super Bowl XXXVIII win over Carolina.

1 SEED: 2001 SB 36 over St. Louis

5 SEED: 2001 AFC Championship win at Pittsburgh

3 SEED: 2001 division round Snow Bowl over Oakland Raiders

2 SEED: 2003 SB 38 over Carolina

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BLEDSOE REGION

The top seed in the Dynasty I Region is the Super Bowl XXXVI win over the Rams. That game takes on the 2001 AFC title game win in Pittsburgh. The second game has the 2001 Snow Bowl win over the Raiders taking on the Super Bowl XXXVIII win over Carolina.

1 SEED: 1996 division round win over Pittsburgh

4 SEED: 1996 comeback at NY Giants to clinch bye

3 SEED: 1994 Bledsoe win over Minnesota

2 SEED: 1996 AFC Championship over Jacksonville

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DYNASTY II REGION

The Dynasty II Region is loaded. The top seed is the Super Bowl XLIX win over Seattle. That game takes on the 2014 division round win over Baltimore. The second matchup has the 2018 AFC title game win in Kansas City going against the Super Bowl LI win over Atlanta.

1 SEED: 2014 SB 49 over Seattle

4 SEED: 2014 division round win over Baltimore

3 SEED: 2018 AFC Championship at Kansas City

2 SEED: 2016 SB 51 over Atlanta

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