The rout is on in New England

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The Chargers are getting curb-stomped by the Patriots.

With five minutes to go in the second quarter, the AFC divisional playoff in New England is looking like a blowout, with the Patriots up 28-7.

New England is closing in on 300 yards of total offense and has had a balanced attack, with Sony Michel running for two touchdowns, Rex Burkhead running for one and Philip Dorsett catching one from Tom Brady.

If the Chargers’ offense can’t get things going — and if Gus Bradley’s defense can’t make some major adjustments — we’re in for a dull second half. This is getting ugly.

124 responses to “The rout is on in New England

  1. Brady is awesome but this running game is a MAJOR game changer and makes this offense very different than the Patriots of years past.

    Where you at Michel doubters? 🙂

  2. Rivers looks VERY frustrated. He’s an emotional Dude, but he is really p’d off. That don’t bode well for the Bolts.

  3. What a disgrace. The Chargers have always been a soft team, and today is no different. No defense whatsoever. There’s a blueprint for beating Brady — pressure him up the middle. The Chargers are just sitting back and letting Edelman run wide open.

  4. Crybabies HELLO, what happened???

    I thought Tom Brady was done. I thought it was over.
    It bout the Chargers were better.
    I thought NE was going to be one and done.

    Isn’t that what you told us.

  5. The difference in this game so far is coaching. The Chargers are “doing what they do”, and the Patriots have figured out how to beat the crap out of it.

    Still, Rivers is at his best slinging it all over the place to his big, fast receivers, and they’ll have no choice but top play that way from hereon out.

  6. I don’t think anyone saw this coming. I was expecting a very close game. Pats are playing their best game of the season.

  7. No pressure up the middle equals domination from Grandpa Brady. He hasn’t even been touched yet and the run game is blowing Ingram off the line all they gotta do is keep running the ball and the game is in the bag.

  8. Belichick is out-coaching Anthony Lynn. A perfect illustration of one coach playing chess and the other playing marbles.

  9. Boo hoo hoo! The Patriots disrespected us the same way we disrespect other teams! Boo hoo hoo! And Tomlinson quit on his team no matter what the team “doctor” claims…

  10. Brady is laser focused. The cold weather is affecting the Chargers more than I expected. We’re getting stomped. And I don’t think there will be a historic, Buffalo over Houston (or was it Tennessee?) playoff comeback.

    After the way we dismantled the Ravens last week, this is a surprise. I don’t think there’s any doubt that New England will be going to the Super Bowl.

  11. diehard pats fan from mass living in Chicago where my wife is from. Obviously, my wifes bears had a rough weekend. My friends back home gave me flack for saying I wanted the Chargers because we really don’t match up well with Baltimore..

    LOOKS GOOD TO ME 🙂

  12. At least some of the wild card weekend games were good. This weekend is feeling like a waste of time.

  13. skins99 says:
    January 13, 2019 at 2:41 pm
    Pats might ring up 60
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    The Chargers defense thought they already did

  14. New England is attacking San Diego with surgical precision. This is the best New England has looked all season.

  15. Don’t gloat yet, Pats fan. The mediocre Pats might step out in the second half. They already gave up a field goal.

  16. JC Jackson has been lights out in that half.

    Sounds like the Patriots suddenly have a very good secondary. Uh oh NFL. 🙂

  17. The Pats doing what they have done well for quite sometime, so no surprises here. Earlier this week i saw a headline about will the Chargers host the AFC championship or somin of that nature, they werent going to come out of NE with a win so dont even know why that was a topic to be honest lol.

  18. That very first drive that took half a quarter of time of possession already tired the Chargers’ defense and set the tone. I bet by the end of game, they will be gassed!

  19. We will tell you when the dynasty is over. You do not tell us.

    Ps…..Gronk is the best blocking tight end in the game.

  20. West Coast teams are so damn soft when it comes to playing real hard nose football in the elements.The Patriots just beating the breaks off them and they’ve already turtled up and ready to go home..

  21. amaf21 says:
    January 13, 2019 at 2:50 pm
    Pats will be done after Mahomes curb stomps them next weekend and Giselle cries about Tawmy having no blockers or receivers

    Said everyone about the chargers in this game.

  22. The defense is playing zone all day with 7 dbs on every play. They never blitz. They’re basically playing a prevent defense from the beginning of the game and letting and old man that’s a statue back there pick them apart. That’s an easy way to lose.camt play softball against tom brady or you’ll lose every time. You have to blitz brady through both A gaps every play and play man coverage no safeties. Can’t let brady have all the time in the world to pick you apart and make the game be over by halftime 35 -7.

  23. Chargers have no heart, Pats have taken the life out of them.
    KC is not the Chargers. The KC offense can score point for point.
    They are putting on a clinic

  24. Bosa is once again proving to be the Charger’s version of Mack – disappearing when needed and a total product of hype over actually being consistent and a game changer.

  25. If the Chiefs are watching, I’m sure they know now that if you can’t pound the Tomasina into the turf, you are guaranteed to lose. I hope the Chiefs show the Patriots the same disrespect that the Broncos showed Tomasina when the cheaters went to Denver for a playoff game. There is only one way to stop the Cheaters – make Tomasina start whining.

  26. The Chargers are being exposed. Getting a thorough thrashing. Both the Chargers and Chiefs got past their first playoff games, but the Chargers are now drained, and the Chiefs didn’t look very convincing in the second half. I hope next week’s game is worth keeping on.

  27. In football there’s nothing more demoralizing to a defense than being running down their throats and there’s nothing they can do about it while their own offense watching helplessly the game clock being gauged a big chunk of time of possession. Humiliating!

  28. 3 bogus calls in a row against the Pats. NFL channeling it’s inner NBA. Ref the score to keep people from tuning out.

  29. The Chargers rank inability to go man is baffling. They are making the Patriots look all-world, which they are not based on the season play, and they are making themselves look like they shouldn’t even be here, which clearly they shouldn’t be. Road still goes through KC, who lost only by 3 first time around. And the Chiefs D has come alive. They already have a better offense.

  30. Wrong whiner. That’s Phillipina Rivers whining for flags every play, in between taking delay of game penalties.

  31. grant35 says:
    January 13, 2019 at 3:05 pm
    No home cooking next week for pretty boy Brady. Unbeatable at home, THOROUGHLY beatable on the road.
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    Yeah if this game was played in LA it would have been totally different…lol

  32. The New England Patriots have been very quiet. Earlier this season the Kansas City Chiefs and The New England Patriots played one of the greatest games in which the Patriots won 43-40. The AFC Championship game is going to be one to remember.

  33. Carroll Prescott says:
    January 13, 2019 at 3:10 pm
    If the Chiefs are watching, I’m sure they know now that if you can’t pound the Tomasina into the turf, you are guaranteed to lose. I hope the Chiefs show the Patriots the same disrespect that the Broncos showed Tomasina when the cheaters went to Denver for a playoff game. There is only one way to stop the Cheaters – make Tomasina start whining.
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    In the 1963 AFL title game the Chargers beat the Pats 51-10. Payback is a you know what

  34. Brady has all day to throw. Rivers doesnt. It didn’t take long to see how this game was going to go. I have to say it, I think the Pats will beat the Chiefs next week. I actually guarantee it. I have zero faith in the Chiefs getting it done. Their Defense still stinks and we all know Bill and McDaniels will have a plan for them.

  35. “Somewhere, Rex Ryan and Max Kellerman are punching a wall right about now”.
    ___________

    Rex and Max are not giving their real opinions. The producers decide which talent will pick which side, then the talent gives the hottest take that they can, regardless their personal beliefs. Any agreement between Rex’s and Max’s actual opinions and their on air takes is purely coincidental.

  36. Pats were up 24-9 at halftime in the Chiefs game before they fell asleep. Their D is much better now, and the Chiefs had KHunt. Go give your money away.

  37. wib22 says:
    January 13, 2019 at 3:36 pm
    Chiefs will own this dink and dunk team.
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    Chargers have a good defense and the Pats have curb stomped them while the Chiefs don’t even have a defense. Playing good D against the Dolts is easy.

  38. wib22 says:
    January 13, 2019 at 3:36 pm
    Chiefs will own this dink and dunk team.

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    8.1 yards per catch today which would rank second in the league this year. Mahomes average 6.8. At least try to get your facts right. Your dink just got dunked.

  39. It is easier to win when your team gets away with things the visiting team doesn’t. Not to mention that the questionable calls almost ALWAYS go your way. No wonder they have won so much.

  40. wib22 says:
    January 13, 2019 at 3:36 pm

    Chiefs will own this dink and dunk team.
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    Remind us again your prediction for this game?

  41. qckappa says:
    January 13, 2019 at 4:06 pm
    It is easier to win when your team gets away with things the visiting team doesn’t. Not to mention that the questionable calls almost ALWAYS go your way. No wonder they have won so much.

    Brilliant analysis. Completely explains 20 years of dominance? Really??

  42. vikesr4reel says:
    January 13, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    Patriots are a fraud of many years
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    5 SBs, 10 division titles in a row, 17 years of being among the leagues’ best, if the Patriots are a fraud what in the world are the Vikings?

  43. Carroll Prescott says:
    January 13, 2019 at 3:10 pm
    If the Chiefs are watching, I’m sure they know now that if you can’t pound the Tomasina into the turf, you are guaranteed to lose. I hope the Chiefs show the Patriots the same disrespect that the Broncos showed Tomasina when the cheaters went to Denver for a playoff game. There is only one way to stop the Cheaters – make Tomasina start whining.
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    Oh Carroll

  44. vikesr4reel says:
    January 13, 2019 at 4:22 pm

    @carlos
    Pats have been caught cheating for 17 years straight
    That is being a fraud fella
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    I give you credit for stamina. It’s not easy to come up with baloney excuses for 17 straight seasons.

  45. Did not expect this. But NE delivered once again. Bad calls on both sides but to suggest the refs have anything to do with this game is being ridiculous. I don’t think that the pats are as good as LA is making them look.

  46. vikesr4reel says:
    January 13, 2019 at 4:22 pm
    @carlos
    Pats have been caught cheating for 17 years straight
    That is being a fraud fella

    —-

    They did? Where? Please list for us where they were caught in 17 years straight of cheating.

    Yikes.

    #Preposterous #nonfanswillsayanything

  47. chessic4 says:
    January 13, 2019 at 4:23 pm
    KC vs Pats is the real Super Bowl.
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    Maybe for KC but for the Pats AFCCG are nice but their goal is always SB’s

  48. Now that the Patriots have an insurmountable lead, the refs have been given permission to start calling penalties on them. Fortunately, they won’t be able to cheat as much at Arrowhead. Belicheat won’t be able to wire up the locker rooms and send spies everywhere. KC is going to knock these cheaters on their ear.

  49. curmudgeon13 says:
    January 13, 2019 at 3:58 pm
    As if there was any question as to who would be the AFC Super Bowl representative……
    …………
    You gave up 28pts today, Chiefs D gave up 6 yesterday, don’t think anything is decided yet. Should be a good game.

  50. ATTENTION ALL PATRIOT HATERS!!

    You have witnessed today the GREATEST QB AND COACH IN THE HISTORY OF THE NFL!!

    ALL BOW DOWN TO TB-12 AND DARTH HOODIE!!

  51. Do you other fans around the league realize that us pats fans get actually horny when you talk about cheating?

    Every season for 20 years….cheating?

    Memo to pats fans: When the dynasty ends….and it will, never ever ever lose a game and whine about cheating. It’s so humiliating. When the dynasty ends, and it will, never ever ever lose a game and whine about cheating. It’s so humiliating.

  52. doggz109 says:
    January 13, 2019 at 2:34 pm
    Patriots will be destroyed next week.

    =========================

    you said that last week. if you say it every week i guess eventually you may be right.

  53. Isiah Wynn joins the team next year. ( 18th overall last year injured in preseason)
    Plus 1 first round pick
    2 second round picks
    3 third round picks
    Plus whatever, no demise in sight..

  54. >”… looking like a blowout, with the Patriots up 28-7.”

    Which is exactly when I turned it off. My team went out last weekend, so no dog in any of the fights. Would love to see my team light someone else on fire, but not so interesting watching it happen elsewhere. Was also hoping to see Rivers get a ring before they roll him into the retirement home. Looks like that’s not going to happen. Still a great QB.

    Pats/KC will be an interesting shoot-out. But seeing as KC doesn’t have a D, I’d have to put my money on Pats going to another SB.

  55. Flash1287 says:
    January 13, 2019 at 2:53 pm

    amaf21 says:
    January 13, 2019 at 2:50 pm
    Pats will be done after Mahomes curb stomps them next weekend and Giselle cries about Tawmy having no blockers or receivers

    Said everyone about the chargers in this game.

    _

    1000% accurate.
    Don’t talk about an upcoming KC game; the referenced “curb stomping” was supposed to happen to the Patriots yesterday in Foxboro.

  56. Fried Toast says:
    January 14, 2019 at 8:53 am

    Pats/KC will be an interesting shoot-out. But seeing as KC doesn’t have a D, I’d have to put my money on Pats going to another SB.
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    The Pats and KC were both supposed to have no D, but both defenses played well this past weekend against good, in theory, offensive teams.

    My guess is that if the weather is not a factor (not too windy, snowy, etc.) it will be a high scoring shootout, but I readily admit to being enough of a moron to be hired as an analyst for ESPN.

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