Against the six playoff teams + Cleveland (included them because they were so close to making it): Pats scored an average of 38pts/game - a little above season average of 36.8 Pats allowed an average of 19pts/game - a little worse than season average of 17.1pts Still they totaled a whopping differential of +19pts/game, quite a margin for another team to overcome, no matter how good they are. Even if we make the traditional assumption that everything is tighter in the playoffs, no one other team pops out as obviously having the goods to overcome a team capable of outscoring their quality opponents by so much. Let alone that same team playing at home where it's 6-0 in the Brady era in the playoffs. BTW - long term forecast is for a snowstorm starting some time Saturday or Saturday night. My very amateurish reading of the weather tea leaves says the storm will come a bit later, and/or just be rain.