So, given that the Patriots road to a championship would include at least 2 rematch games, with a 50/50 chance of a third, I started wondering how the Patriots have done under Belichick/Brady in rematch games in the playoffs. The numbers surprised me a bit. Every elimination game -- that is all 6 times the Patriots have been eliminated under Belichick -- was a rematch game. Patriots' overall record in rematch games in the playoffs is 8-6. Five of those wins came in the three Super Bowl championship years, with the most famous of course being the Rams. Since the last Super Bowl win, the Patriots are 3-6 in rematch games in the playoffs. I didn't break it down by whether they won or lost the regular season game. I think there's something to the notion that rematch games level the playing field a bit. I think maybe they neutralize one of our advantages, which is coaching. We give the other team film and help them prep. In non-rematch playoff games in the Belichick era, the Patriots are 8-0.