It's definitely not my opinion. I would be crazy happy if we were in the big game every year. In addtion to the large number of people rooting against the Pats (jealousy) and those that just believe they aren't good enough to beat Denver, there is the Network TV people rooting against NE for belief it will lower viewership in the SB. Plenty of reasons for NE to be plenty motivated.
My hope is NE vs Seattle.