I feel like I can see the Pats getting straight up walked to the SB if they end up facing the Steelers in the AFCCG. The Pats couldn't ask for an easier path to the SB unless they end up playing KC, even then it might not matter.
I'm kind of afraid some bad luck is going to allow the Texans to win or something. That would be the absolute worst thing for the playoffs IMO. It's bad enough that both AFC WC games were garbage, but imagine if the AFCCG ends up being HOU vs anyone.
That said, I'm mostly expecting something like 34-13 Pats win.