They've dealt with a lot this year, for sure, and hearing that Gronk was in the hospital is rough. They have a tough opponent. Even if they get past that opponent, they still likely have to win in their personal house of horrors and even if they get past that, three of the four teams in the other conference seem to be more complete at the moment. They haven't played that well in a month. The deflategate shit is still not over, and they are potentially looking at starting next year with Brady a year older and perhaps without him for four games, and without two good draft picks. There's plenty for a pessimist (raises hand) to chew on. But, it's the fucking Patriots here. They are playing at home. They have Brady and Belichick and the other guys don't. And even if it does all go to shit, Malcolm Butler still made the pick.