I keep trying to convince myself that the Texans must have something to be 11-1 at one point.
Going into NE for a playoff game is as scary a proposition as I can ever recall in all the time I've been watching the game. Aside from Brady, NE seems to get all the breaks and calls when they play at home.
It will take an effort like Atlanta put forth when they beat Minnesota in the 1998 NFCCG. That was predicted to be a walk through for Minnesota as well.
Still, I think the Patriots crush them again, and if so, I believe it will be the beginning of the end for Kubiak. They've already been embarrassed on national TV twice this year, and lost 3 of 4 to end the season, so if they get blown out again, Kubes is put on notice that next year has to be the year they go really far. I don't think to win the Super Bowl necessarily, but after 7 years now, and with like 8 Pro Bowl players this year, it's time to get past the divisional round. They have fallen apart at the worst time of year.