Brady did what he’s done so many times before… He eviscerated them to the tune of 32-42 for 384 yards with 3 TDs and 0 INTs for a passer rating of 127.5
With a win, this evening, either the Patriots or the Steelers return to the Super Bowl for a record ninth time.
Sunday’s American Football Conference Championship Game pits the two teams that have ruled the AFC this millennium. Including next month’s game in Houston, either the Steelers or Patriots will have represented the AFC in the Super Bowl ten times since 2001.
The winner will go to the Super Bowl for the ninth time…most in NFL history. If there is a better barometer for continued excellence, I don’t know it.
Since 2003 the AFC has been represented once in the Super Bowl by a QB not named Brady, Roethlisberger or Manning. That was in 2012 with Joe Flacco
This is our preview of the AFC Championship Game for the Patriots against the Steelers. However, we started the show by looking at the other Divisional Round Playoff Games, and then shifted our focus to the Patriots victory against the Texans. Later on, we gave our preview of the AFC Championship Game and shared our keys to victory for the Patriots.
The Patriots return to the AFCCG for the sixth straight season which is an NFL record. They break the record they shared with the Oakland Raiders
It was the little big men for the Patriots, Dion Lewis and Julian Edelman who did the damage for the Pats offense.
Ryan leads the team with 92 tackles and is solid in run support as well as three QB hits and a sack blitzing from the slot.
Houston has two big tight ends C.J. Fiedorowicz caught 54 passes for 559 yards and four touchdowns. Ryan Griffin made 50 catches for 442 yards and 2 TDs.
The Patriots will methodically do what they need to do to win, while also minimizing opportunities for Houston to come away with an upset victory. Houston has had issues this season with their special teams coverage. That could set the Patriots up with a short field and a quick score. Once the Pats take a lead this Texan team is in trouble. Their offense does not have the talent to keep up with the Patriots.
Multiple reports out of San Francisco cite sources close to Josh McDaniels saying that IF he leaves the Patriots, the Niners are his team of choice.
The NFL begins with a snoozefest and ends with a bang. The first game pits two quarterback-needy teams and ends with a pair of Super Bowl MVPs
In this episode we looked back at the Patriots victory against the Dolphins.
The New England Patriots are the number one seed in the playoffs. The Pats finished the NFL 2016 regular season with a 14-2 record. Despite the best efforts of Roger Goodell on behalf of certain despicable owners such as Jim Irsay, Woody Jones, John Mara, Jerry Jones, no other team finished with a better record than the Patriots.