Once again, people give New England NO love. Why is that? Because they don't have any glamour boys? Because they don't have a stud RB or WR? The defense is UNREAL and remember the mantra: DEFENSE wins championship. They won 14 games this season, more than any other team. Who cares how they beat Denver or Indy, the fact is they BEAT them. A mediocre team doesn't win those games. Don't blame the Pats D for stuffing Indy 4 TIMES at the goal line; give them credit. Don't blame the Broncos for "choking" in that game; credit the Pats for taking it from them.
I'm sick of people discounting NE because they don't have any superstars. Tennessee? Not if McNair's not 100%, defenses won't have to worry about him running. Indy? Quality, quality team that scares me but Peyton in NE, against Belichick does not. Denver? If Portis is COMPLETELY healthy, they're a solid team. Yes, the AFC is stacked 1-6 but the Pats were what, 8-0 against teams with winning records or something?
No matter what ANYONE says, since NE has homefield and I can't think of any team that wants to play there, the road to the SB goes through Foxborough.