Ummm, nahhh. Now that we have SDW back, we don't really need ya.
Funny, that's the sense I got when I first started up in here, which is why I left the first time.
Besides, be careful, I could always send in the bloodhound: Feebs 2.0
As for who we should hope to play, SDW is likely right, given who we've struggled against this season... But I agree with Otis. Let's say we do get past SD, get the Ravens and win... then what? We could still meet a 4-3 team in the big dance. So, while a perfect storm of 3-4 teams in the AFC may help us advance, we still need to take care of business, beat all comers.
So my philosophy is, I root for the Steelers. We play who we play. And we damned well better win when we play.
No doubt, but I'm a "path of least resistance" kind of guy. If I have the option of playing Cincy, Indy, and the Seahwks straight up and losing along the way, or playing Cincy without Plamer, Indy with Dungy's dead kid in the news, and a healthy dose of help from the refs on the way to a Super Bowl win, then I'll take the later. So, while I don't get giddy that we are playing the Bolts, because I certainly understand that we may well lose, I also rejoice in the fact that we're not preparing for Peyton this week.