Tom Brady revels in perception that Patriots are washed up

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Consecutive losses to the Dolphins and Steelers prompted many to conclude that it was finally over for the Patriots. And that may be exactly what the Patriots wanted.

After consecutive wins to end the regular season and a not-as-close-as-the-score-would-suggest 41-28 chewing up of the Chargers, the Patriots are back. And they’re on to Kansas City.

But they’re clinging to the perception that they’re no good, even if that perception no longer exists.

“You know, everyone thinks we suck,” Brady told Tracy Wolfson of CBS after the victory. “You know, can’t win any games. So we’ll see. It’ll be fun.”

They definitely don’t suck, as evidenced by their eighth straight berth in the AFC title game. But they underachieved just enough down the stretch to squander the chance to host the Chiefs, forcing the Patriots to return to the site of a September 2014 shredding that resulted in the coinage of “on to Cincinnati” by Bill Belichick and a run that culminated in a Super Bowl win.

This time, a win in Kansas City puts the Patriots in the Super Bowl. While the Chiefs may have more talent and home-field advantage, the Patriots have what no other team does — extensive postseason experience. It will benefit them next Sunday.

30 responses to “Tom Brady revels in perception that Patriots are washed up

  1. I remember this author was making such a big deal about Brady missing some offseason workouts lol

  2. Maybe we can borrow the filthy-delphia dog masks if they don’t need em??! Hahaha…..just sayin

  3. The dude feeds on disrespect like nothing I’ve ever seen. And every week the haters show up to disrespect him. Thanks guys, without you he might have retired years ago.

  4. Much of the national and local media had New England written off. A ticked off Tom Brady can be a scary thing for the trolls to spend a week contemplating. That said, the Chiefs are a really good team and it will be an uphill battle next week.

  5. Andy Reid vs Bill Belichick in the playoffs? Yeah I know where I’d put my money.

    I hate this team but I respect what they’ve been able to do for almost my entire adult life.

  6. The only thing sure for next week is a good tough exciting foitball game. With such a highly entertaining promise we fans are big winners this week. Well the Cheifs were winners too. And well the Patriots were winners too. And the Haters, well uh, um, let me get back to you.

  7. whysosenestive445 says:
    January 13, 2019 at 5:18 pm

    I remember this author was making such a big deal about Brady missing some offseason workouts lol

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    Careful. We can thank BB for forcing Brady to check the ego with Gronk and McDoofus to run the ball more AND throw to Dorsett and Hogan.

    It was obvious all year. I;ve said it all year. Brady. All about Brady and the ego.

    Well, now, the time has come. If Brady checks the ego again next week, I’ll see you in Atlanta.

  8. Poor Chiefs, they won’t even know what hit them. The Patriots are taking this running game and defense all the way to Atlanta to hoist the Lombardi.

  9. “Patriots have what no other team does — extensive postseason experience.”

    Patrick Mahomes doesn’t care.

  10. The factoid they put up during the interview says it all – Brady has just won his 28th playoff game – that’s more than 27 NFL franchises. Of course he’s going to revel in the disrespect y’all keep giving him – every time Pats lost a game this season the media and suckling 31 fanbases all yelled the guy had finally cliffed and the dynasty was over. And the same goes for the past 3 or 4 years. But like I said last year, ration your salt because you may be yelling such nonsense for another 3 or 4 years and a Super Bowl or 2 before you’re eventually proved right…

  11. KC has a 2-2 record against the Patriots since Reid became their head coach. They’ve outscored New England 137-111 in those games and have never been blown out like the Patriots rag-dolled the Chargers today.

    That said. I highly doubt that Reid or his team are disrespecting or overlooking New England.

    To the contrary, they hold them in the highest esteem. To become the best, they’ve got to play and beat, the best and the Patriots are the reigning AFC Champions with a dynastic reign unparalled in professional sports.

    Both teams are at their prime health. That’s something that can’t really be said about their prior 4 meetings, when each team had marquee starters injured for parts to most of the games.

    The AFC playoffs go through Arrowhead instead of Gillette, but the road to the Super Bowl still goes through Tom Brady and his squad.

    Chiefs fans everywhere have most wanted this scenario.

    Next Sunday – welcome to Kansas City.

  12. Brady playing the disrespect card at this point is ridiculous hype intended to pander to Pats fans. Mahomes and the Chiefs don’t care about it. Pats narrowly survived the meeting earlier this season. Chiefs have come a long way since then. Seriously looking forward to this matchup. Lez do this, Chiefs!

  13. Pre-postseason experience does not mean diddly squat. In the NFL who ever plays the best on Sunday typically wins.

  14. May the best team win but it looks like Chiefs to me, though they may not spank the Pats like they did the 10-6 Colts. Love both teams! Should be a great though cold 18 degrees forecast game. Welcome to Arrowhead baby! Go Chiefs!

  15. Beware of BB in this game. He’s the best bc of how he game plans his opponent. Not bc of his players (except for TB). The Pats will be washed up when Brady and BB are gone, until then, they will be in the playoffs somewhere, maybe even with another SB rings.

  16. deogee says:
    January 14, 2019 at 7:37 am
    May the best team win but it looks like Chiefs to me, though they may not spank the Pats like they did the 10-6 Colts. Love both teams! Should be a great though cold 18 degrees forecast game. Welcome to Arrowhead baby! Go Chiefs!

    The colder the better. The Patriots love that and so does cold weather master Tom Brady.

    The thing the Pats used to rely on with Alex Smith was the plodding 6 minute drives in the 4th quarter when they needed to cut that in half to catch up to the Pats and win. Reid would just waste the whole clock away back then. With this Chiefs crew, they can kill you quick. Lot of weapons.

    I’d love to see a good old fashioned 24-21 type game this weekend. That’s probably the only way the Patriots can win it.

  17. pats won big at home sure, but how is their record on the road? Not so impressive. Kc is playing lights out, should be a good one but i doubt the pats will pull it off at arrowhead

  18. Brady’s mind is clearly on that 2014 game in Kansas City where they got shellacked, and Trent dilfer famously coined the phrase “The Patriots just aren’t any good anymore.” The Chiefs rubbed it in that night. Brady and the Patriots are headed to Kansas City with payback on their minds.

  19. tylawspick6 says:
    January 13, 2019 at 5:32 pm
    Chiefs are in deep, deep crap. You can bank on that. Everyone will pick KC and BB and Brady will revel in it, all healthy, unlike last year.

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    LOL- welcome to Arrowhead lil boy

  20. gooboy6 says:
    January 15, 2019 at 6:57 am
    tylawspick6 says:
    January 13, 2019 at 5:32 pm
    Chiefs are in deep, deep crap. You can bank on that. Everyone will pick KC and BB and Brady will revel in it, all healthy, unlike last year.

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    LOL- welcome to Arrowhead lil boy

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    Arrowhead is actually quite inviting to visitors in the playoffs. Win or lose this one, I’m not sure why you feel you can mock people.

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