The Denver Broncos secured home field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs by virtue of their 38-3 win over the Kansas City Chiefs and the Houston Texans' 28-16 loss to the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.
In addition to the AFC's road to the Super Bowl going through Denver, the Broncos (13-3) will have a first-round bye along with the New England Patriots (12-4), who wrapped up the No. 2 seed in the conference with a 28-0 win over the Miami Dolphins. In two weeks, Denver will face the AFC's lowest remaining seed from the wildcard round, with the Patriots hosting the other winner.
The Texans (12-4) finished the season as the AFC's No. 3 seed, and will host the sixth-seeded Cincinnati Bengals (10-6) next week. In the other wildcard round game, the fifth-seeded Colts (11-5) will take on the conference's No. 4 seed, the Baltimore Ravens (10-6), on the road despite having a better record.