Editor's note: ESPN senior NFL writer John Clayton's weekly "First and Goal" column (in the regular season, it was called "First and 10") takes you around the league, with a look at the best game of the week, followed by primers for other games. Here's his look at the divisional playoffs.
• New England Patriots at Denver Broncos (Saturday, 8 p.m. ET) | Scouting report
Has Bill Belichick brought the Patriots back to a Super Bowl-level during the second half of the season?