I think it's pretty safe to say that no one in the AFC is going to stop them from getting to the big game once again except for Denver. Even so, I think that it's a safe guess at this point that the Pats will most likely be in the SB once again.
Question is, of the NFC teams that are playoff contenders who can realistically put up a fight and beat them in the Super Bowl this year?
Atlanta? I doubt it, no one is really scared of this team despite their record.
Chicago? No way.
Packers? Probably couldn't play D well enough to keep pace offensively.
The only 2 teams I can think of would be Seattle and us. We have proven that we know how to disrupt Tom and make him look average, especially in the big games.., And the way seattles D is playing this year I think they are also a great matchup.
What are your thoughts? Mind you, this is completely theoretical.