Six things you may not know about AFC playoff teams

Today we present one key stat you might to know about all six teams that have clinched a playoff berth in the AFC. Tomorrow, we'll have eight things you may not know, one for each potential playoff team in the NFC.

The nuggets are ordered based on the current playoff seed of each AFC playoff team.

Six things you may not know -- Week 17 (AFC playoff teams)

1. Patriots (13-2)

The Patriots have the NFL's best point differential (+170) this season. Each of the last three teams to lead the NFL in point differential made the Super Bowl (2015 Panthers, 2014 Patriots, 2013 Broncos).

2. Raiders (12-3)

The Raiders have allowed 16 sacks in 15 games this season (fewest in NFL). The last team to allow the fewest sacks in the league and reach the Super Bowl was the 2013 Broncos (allowed 20 sacks).

The last team to allow the fewest sacks in the league and win the Super Bowl was the 2006 Colts (allowed 15 sacks)

3. Steelers (10-5)

Locked in as the No. 3 seed in the AFC, the Steelers are guaranteed at least one home game in the playoffs.

Since 2004 (Ben Roethlisberger era), the Steelers are 2-3 in the Wild Card round and 0-2 at home in the Wild Card round.

4. Texans (9-6)

Among all the teams currently in playoff position, the Texans rank last in several key offensive categories (17.5 PPG, 316.4 total YPG, 195.5 pass YPG and 4.8 yards per play ALL rank last among current playoff teams).

5. Chiefs (11-4)

The Chiefs are 3-2 this season against teams currently in the 2016 playoffs, but they have won their last three. Kansas City lost to Houston and Pittsburgh in Week 2 and 4, respectively, but since has defeated Oakland twice and Atlanta once.

If Kansas City wins against San Diego and Oakland loses, then the Chiefs will be the No. 2 seed in the AFC. However, if the Chiefs lose to the Chargers and the Raiders and Dolphins win, then the Chiefs would drop to the No. 6 seed (would face the Steelers in Wild Card round).

6. Dolphins (10-5)

Since the NFL began seeding playoff teams for home-field advantage in 1975, the Dolphins have a 1-8 record on the road in the playoffs. Their lone win came in the 1999 Wild Card round against the Seahawks.

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