Tom Brady and the Patriots will be resting at home for the start of the playoffs.
The only question left is whether the AFC's road to the Super Bowl will run through New England.
Jonas Gray scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 1-yard run early in the fourth quarter after New England intercepted Geno Smith, and the Patriots clinched a bye with a 17-16 victory over the New York Jets on Sunday.
New England has earned a bye in five straight seasons, the longest streak since the current playoff format began in 1990.
"We made plenty of good (plays) in the fourth quarter to come from behind, so that was great," Brady said. "I'm glad it came out the way it did — makes for a better Christmas. It's always tough to get a win here."