“From here on out, we have to win,” Vince Wilfork said after the Patriots’ regular-season finale. “That’s reality. There’s no beating around the bush. If you want to get to where you want to be, you have to win out.
“If you lose now, you go home. So it’s up to us to decide what we want to do, how we want to be. We’re in the driver’s seat right now, so we drive the car where it needs to go.”