If we can't get the bye....
I sure as hell hope we can avoid NE in the second round. Hopefully they get upset and if we make it to the title game we don't have to play them. If Houston wins out they are the #1 seed so we would be better off being the #4. That way we would play Indy instead of maybe Pittsburgh in the first round, and would more than likely play Houston in round 2. Worst case scenario is for us to end up #3 and NE ends up#2. That guarantees a second round matchup if we win our first game.
I should also state I have every confidence we can beat them. But I would rather not go to Foxboro if we don't have to.