Originally Posted by Pats
2001 - AFCC @ Pittsburgh - W
2003 - AFCC @ NE - W
2004 - AFCC @ Pittsburgh - W
2007 - AFCC @ NE - W
2011 - AFCC @ NE - W
So, NE has gone to the Super Bowl 3 times with HFA and 2 times without. Real conclusive evidence right there.
You didn't mention how they got to those later points in times.
How did they even get to the CC games?