Playoff seeding is an imperfect system. Often times, a lesser team is given a higher seed because of a weak division or easy schedule, which can lead to easy roads to the Super Bowl for lucky teams.
Last year's Chicago Bears were a perfect example. They just needed a home victory over a 7-9 Seahawks team to host the NFC championship game.
Here are some lucky teams with the easiest roads to the Super Bowl.
The Houston Texans have proven they are no easy out, but when you compare the alternatives, hosting a team led by T.J. Yates sounds appealing.
Should they beat the Texans, they will either get the worst defense in football in the Patriots, a banged-up Steeler team, or perhaps, by divine intervention, get a chance to play the Broncos for the right to go to the Super Bowl.
If the Ravens are going to win a title, this year's weakened AFC has set up very nicely for them to do it.
Having to beat the Falcons or Giants is not an easy task, but they have already beat both teams in the regular season. Unlike during the regular season, they will be able to host the game.
Should they advance, they will have a chance to host either the Saints, who they already beat, or an Alex Smith-led 49ers team.
The Saints are not the same team outdoors as they are in the Superdome. The 49ers have an elite defense, but when healthy, no one has been able to slow down the Packers offense all season.
The Steelers have not had a lot of luck in the injury department, but they will draw good matchups on their way to the Super Bowl.
They start with the Broncos, who can't score on anybody, let alone the Steelers, with Tebow at quarterback. They will then travel to the New England, where they won earlier in the season and now have a blueprint for success.
Should they get this far, they will have one last shot at their divisional rival, the Baltimore Ravens, for a chance to go to the Super Bowl.
All three games are very winnable, which is all you can ask for as a wild-card team.