Not all division winners play eachother. The NFL schedule is 6 division games (each team home and away), 4 games against each team in one division in your own conference (2 home, 2 away), 4 games against each team in one division in opposing conference (2 home 2 away) and then 2 games (one home one away) on a rotational basis (two divisions in your own conference) against a team that finished in the same "place" as you did.
So this year for the Pats it was AFC West division winner (Denver) at home, AFC North division winner (Baltimore) on the road
2013 it is AFC West at home again, AFC South away (division winner in each case since the Pats won the division, so Denver at home and probably Houston away).
2014 it is AFC North home, AFC South away
See the future schedules here: http://www.johnnyroa...future_afce.htm
Edit: 6 division games, thanks for the correction.
Edited by Ralphwiggum, 11 December 2012 - 02:28 PM.