FOXBOROUGH — For all the football knowledge Bill Belichick has amassed in his NFL coaching career, one thing he’s steered clear of is publicly predicting the outcome of upcoming games.
A pair of AFC playoff games this weekend will determine which team faces the Patriots on Jan. 11 at Gillette Stadium in the divisional round. But Belichick won’t go out on a limb.
As the No. 1 seed in the AFC, the Broncos are guaranteed to play the worst remaining seed after the wild-card round. If the sixth-seeded Chargers beat the No. 3 Bengals on Sunday, San Diego travels to Denver, and the Patriots will play the winner of Saturday’s Colts-Chiefs game. If the Bengals beat the Chargers, the Patriots will face Cincinnati. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.