That's my exact thinking on this game. Bortles was more or less trash against the Bills, and the Steelers I think lost that game more than the Jaguars won it.
Not to mention, that defense has been exposed in recent weeks. Not just the Steelers, but the 49ers dropped 40 on them too, so I see them as no threat at all to the Patriots.
When the Patriots get to the Super Bowl, the gameplan is going to be the same again, either have Case Keenum or Nick Foles beat you. Outside of Keenum's lucky throw at the end he didn't play all that great. Kept throwing off his back foot and made plenty of poor decisions. I'm surprised he was only picked off once the entire game. I'm sure both QBs would play like garbage and leave their defenses out to dry.
I was pretty much relying on the Saints at this point, and that New England's toughest path to the Super Bowl would be through Kansas City and Pittsburgh. But all three teams combined to choke as hard as Atlanta last year.
So, who will the Patriots be hosting next year when they open on Thursday Night? Your home opponents are the Jets, Bills, Dolphins, Packers, Vikings, Texans, Colts, and Chiefs.