BOSTON (CBS) – It was an early Christmas for Patriots fans Monday night, as they watched Peyton Manning throw a pick-6 (never gets old) late in the game in what would be an eventual loss to the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday Night Football.

Now the road through the AFC goes through Foxborough and Gillette Stadium, where the Patriots are 11-3 all time in the postseason with Tom Brady and Bill Belichick.

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This puts the Patriots in an interesting dilemma and potentially precarious situation for this weekend’s matchup with the Buffalo Bills.

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With the No. 1 seed and homefield advantage already locked up, should the Patriots rest their starters and avoid injury? Or do you play the starters to try and establish some sort of rhythm and momentum before the postseason begins?

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The offense could certainly use some work — let’s face it, they haven’t exactly looked their best in recent weeks. But is it worth risking another injury to Rob Gronkowski (or God forbid Tom Brady) against the Bills’ ferocious front seven?

Vote in our poll below. We’ll be sure to pass along the results to Bill Belichick before he makes his final decision.

Tune in to Sunday’s Patriots-Bills game on 98.5 The Sports Hub and WBZ-TV — the flagship stations of the New England Patriots! Pregame coverage begins at 10am on the Sports Hub, and at 11:30am on WBZ-TV with Patriots GameDay. Stay tuned after the game on 98.5 for three hours of postgame coverage, and catch Bill Belichick and Tom Brady’s press conferences live over on myTV38 on Patriots 5th Quarter.

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