And here's what I had to say about the Patriots on Sunday...
I did everything humanly possible to like Pittsburgh, but since this line came out last week, I've been blindsided by on statistic:
New Englnd Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has 19 touchdowns versus 0 interceptions versus Steelers coach Mike Tomlin.
I tried to argue how Antonio Brown is the best receiver in football - he is - but disconnected myself from that intangible when factoring in cornerback Malcolm Butler, safety Devin McCourty and a front-line, pass rush that features a slew of monsters - like emerging star Trey Flowers (98) - who can disrupt quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's direct line to Brown.
There is Le'Veon Bell, who has loomed large in two playoff performances thus far - rushing for 167 yards against Miami and 170 versus Kansas City - but now he is on the road at New England, and the Patriots ranked third in the league in allowing just 88.6 yards per game on the ground.
Pittsburgh won last week's game in Kansas City because of its kicking game. And now, the Steelers have to deal with the mad scientist Bill Belichick once again, and all cheating aside, the reality is I'm much more confident in this guy's defensive wall than I am in Donald Trump's proposed wall.
On the other side of the ball, well, we revisit Brady. The offense will always start and end with him. And given he's only had one shot in the playoffs thus far, and it was a mediocre showing against Houston, we may see the four-time Super Bowl champion's best game of the season thus far.
I won't name every receiving weapon he has, but I can tell you the list is probably longer than the one of performers Trump had for his inauguration ball. The losss of Rob Gronkowski has not affected this team - or Brady - and as long as he has time in the pocket, he can come out in his Ugg boots and make things difficult for Steelers rookie defensive backs Artie Burns and Sean Davis.
The ground gme is bolstered by LeGarrette Blount, Dion Lewis and James White, and will help balance things for the Patriots, while keeping the Steelers off-balance.
I'll give it to Tomlin, he can get his players to peak at the right time. But so can Belichick. And with this one being in Foxborough, and his knack for being able to take away an opponent's biggest threat, I think the Patriots can pull away late for a 13-point win.
Take New England, and be wary of the line and when to buy the half point down.