Patriots don’t have much experience on the road in the playoffs

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The Patriots will have the unusual experience of being the road team in the playoffs when they head to Kansas City on Sunday.

Although the Patriots have played in an incredible 38 playoff games during the Tom Brady/Bill Belichick era, they’ve been so good in the regular season that they haven’t had to go on the road very often. They’ve played 23 playoff games at home, eight Super Bowls on neutral fields, and just seven postseason road games.

The record on the road hasn’t been great. The last time the Patriots went on the road in the playoffs, three years ago, they lost at Denver in the AFC Championship Game. Their last playoff road trip before that was also a visit to Denver, six years ago, and it was also a loss. The last time the Patriots won on the road in the playoffs was after the 2006 season, when they won at San Diego in the divisional round and then lost at Indianapolis in the AFC Championship Game. Overall, the Brady/Belichick Patriots are 3-4 on the road in the postseason.

Now they will try to even their record on the road to .500, with a trip to Kansas City, where a trip to the Super Bowl is on the line.

175 responses to “Patriots don’t have much experience on the road in the playoffs

  1. And Mahomes and his small hands don’t have much experience in weather this cold either.

    Anyone comparing a very healthy and balanced 2018 Pats team to their B Swquads in Denver in 2013 and 2015, is a complete moron.

  2. 7 stinking road playoff games in 18 years of NFL dominance. Unreal. Again, highlights how truly horrendous the AFC East has been for the last 2 decades.

  3. The Chiefs have slightly better talent and home field advantage yet Belichick vs Reid could decide this match. Reid better have someone monitor clock issues, a poorly timed timeout could be the difference in the game.

  4. The Patriots were so badly banged up both times in AFC Championship games in Denver (and was very competitive in at least the latter game) it’s hard to say much about it one way or the other.

    Honestly they deserved to be in this spot after that stupid play at the end of the Miami game. Oh well.

    Time to go take what is theirs in a hostile stadium. It’s been a while. Lets do this! 🙂

  5. The loss in Denver 3 years ago was the result of having to play 3rd and 4th string tackles against premier pass rushers – and one of those tackles played on a bad foot. Lost by 2 to the Denver team that won the SB.

  6. shutupbrees says:
    January 15, 2019 at 1:50 pm
    7 stinking road playoff games in 18 years of NFL dominance. Unreal. Again, highlights how truly horrendous the AFC East has been for the last 2 decades.

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    What is your opinion of the NFC West in the 1980s when SF had a dynasty. Funny how this one never came up back then.

    Hmmm. Wonder why, little guy?

    Of course, this was before you were even born or your parents even went out on a first date.

    lmao

  7. shutupbrees says:
    January 15, 2019 at 1:50 pm
    7 stinking road playoff games in 18 years of NFL dominance. Unreal. Again, highlights how truly horrendous the AFC East has been for the last 2 decades.
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    You don’t get a bye without being good outside of your division. Just sayin’. 🙂

  8. Why is there so much hatred directed toward The Greatest Franchise In Sporting History?

    Don’t we suck?

  9. None of these talking points matter. The game will be decided by the play off the teams not stats and talking points.

  10. tylawspick6 says:
    January 15, 2019 at 1:54 pm
    shutupbrees says:
    January 15, 2019 at 1:50 pm
    7 stinking road playoff games in 18 years of NFL dominance. Unreal. Again, highlights how truly horrendous the AFC East has been for the last 2 decades.
    —————–
    What is your opinion of the NFC West in the 1980s when SF had a dynasty. Funny how this one never came up back then.
    Hmmm. Wonder why, little guy?
    Of course, this was before you were even born or your parents even went out on a first date.
    lmao

    —————-

    Haha, this is the dumbest post I think I’ve ever seen on a message board. Also, the reason why it might not have come up in the 1980’s is because the internet wasn’t even invented. You have issues.

  11. No one ever got a home playoff game going 6-10.

    Hatriot Nation is a riot sometimes though.

  12. What is your opinion of the NFC West in the 1980s when SF had a dynasty. Funny how this one never came up back then.


    Well… to be fair, it wasn’t so much the division back then that was strong it was the conference. They had to deal with the Giants and Bears powerhouses in particular. Washington was really good too.

    Must have been nice to have no cap to force your team to break apart. Brady would have been in an incredible situation with a sustained team and little roster churn.

  13. 2013 was a painful year with limited offensive talent: Edelman started getting into his groove that year, but Amendola was hurt a lot (and in his first year with Brady), Gronk was on IR down the stretch, and the rest of the offense was uhh Josh Boyce, Kenbrell Thompkins, Aaron Dobson…

    2015 started like a buzzsaw, and then the injury bug went around HARD. By the end of the year, the OL was held together by tape and dental floss, and Stephen Jackson was being brought out in a wheelchair to run 3 consecutive no-gains at the goal line. Ugh. Still came within a missed XP of going to the Super Bowl that year.

  14. GoodellMustGo says:
    January 15, 2019 at 1:54 pm
    shutupbrees says:
    January 15, 2019 at 1:50 pm
    7 stinking road playoff games in 18 years of NFL dominance. Unreal. Again, highlights how truly horrendous the AFC East has been for the last 2 decades.
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    You don’t get a bye without being good outside of your division. Just sayin’. 🙂

    —–

    False, you can go .500 against the rest of the league and still get a bye if you go 5-1 or 6-0 in your division each year.

  15. The Pats aren’t the reason they have a great regular season every year. The Bills, Jets and Dolphins have a lot to do with that. You can sleep walk to 6-0.

  16. Re the NFC West teams in the 80s, beginning when Mora arrived through the early 90’s the Saints were very competitive. He just could never win a playoff game anywhere but Roger Craig said he hated playing against the LB’s.

  17. GoodellMustGo says:
    January 15, 2019 at 1:54 pm
    shutupbrees says:
    January 15, 2019 at 1:50 pm
    7 stinking road playoff games in 18 years of NFL dominance. Unreal. Again, highlights how truly horrendous the AFC East has been for the last 2 decades.
    ———
    You don’t get a bye without being good outside of your division. Just sayin’. 🙂
    —–

    5-1 in the division & 6-4 outside of it. They got a bye with an 11-5 record. You can absolutely get a bye while being mediocre outside your division

  18. The Chiefs are a great team, led by an excellent coach and a great young QB.

    The Patriots, led by Belichick and Brady, have more playoff experience, more cold weather playoff experience, and more wins away from home than the Chiefs.

    Brady has won more playoff games than 27 franchises, including the Chiefs. Belichick has even more playoff wins than Brady.

    Please, stop the nonsense. The team that executes best, avoids turnovers and untimely penalties will win this game. No one starts the game with points already on the board.

  19. Evil Hoody, Terrible Tom and the Evil Empire will invade Kansas and will leave victorious. If the Patriots are indeed underdogs it will be one of those rare occasions we’re i can stick a few dollars on the Patriots to win but if they lose I still Win. It’s a win win situation.

  20. Brady in freezing weather playing as an underdog vs. the kid that got voted MVP by the media.

    Perfect storm.

  21. GoodellMustGo says:
    January 15, 2019 at 1:54 pm
    shutupbrees says:
    January 15, 2019 at 1:50 pm
    7 stinking road playoff games in 18 years of NFL dominance. Unreal. Again, highlights how truly horrendous the AFC East has been for the last 2 decades.
    ——-
    You don’t get a bye without being good outside of your division. Just sayin’. 🙂
    ———————————-
    But its MUCH easier to get a bye when you can go 5-1 in your division EVERY year.
    BTW not the Pats fault for being great. The fault lies with the rest of the AFC East for being putrid, year after year after year after year after year after year…

  22. False, you can go .500 against the rest of the league and still get a bye if you go 5-1 or 6-0 in your division each year.
    ——
    The odds that you’ll get a bye in that scenario aren’t as much as you think it is. You’ll usually compare unfavorably with other contenders through common game and conference tiebreakers.

    And no team goes 5-1 or 6-0 against their division each year. That just doesn’t happen. The Pats usually are 4-2. They’ve only been 6-0 twice.

  23. Mr. Dawg…having been to a bundle of sub-20 degree games in my life, I know that you can’t make a lot of noise with a scarf or two wrapped around your face…

  24. No one ever got a home playoff game going 6-10.

    Hatriot Nation is a riot sometimes though.

    ====
    No, but somebody did get one at 7-9.

  25. Bama1992 says:
    January 15, 2019 at 2:07 pm
    The Pats aren’t the reason they have a great regular season every year. The Bills, Jets and Dolphins have a lot to do with that. You can sleep walk to 6-0.

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    Guess the Pats better start sleepwalking then as I believe they’ve only done that twice in this entire run. 🙂

  26. Under Belichick and Brady, the Pats are roughly .750 against the AFC East and the rest of the league. Attributing their success to the weakness of their division is simply not factual.

  27. The loss in Denver 3 years ago was the result of having to play 3rd and 4th string tackles against premier pass rushers – and one of those tackles played on a bad foot. Lost by 2 to the Denver team that won the SB.
    _____________________________________
    Why you poor thing. Should the game have been rescheduled until the Pats were 100%? Welcome to January football, Mary. The Broncos also had several players on IR and Manning missed 7 games that season. Boo Hoo!

  28. 2013 was a painful year with limited offensive talent: Edelman started getting into his groove that year, but Amendola was hurt a lot (and in his first year with Brady), Gronk was on IR down the stretch, and the rest of the offense was uhh Josh Boyce, Kenbrell Thompkins, Aaron Dobson…

    —-
    It was probably just as well they didn’t move on. The Super Bowl would have been ugly vs SEA.

    They didn’t get embarrassed at least, and that was a record breaking Denver offense.

  29. David Muehlhausen says:
    January 15, 2019 at 2:11 pm
    No one ever got a home playoff game going 6-10.

    Hatriot Nation is a riot sometimes though.

    ====
    No, but somebody did get one at 7-9.


    And it wasn’t the AFC East, for all the grief that people give it. Heh.

  30. mrgdawg says:
    January 15, 2019 at 2:01 pm
    They’re going to the loudest stadium in the NFL. The crowd will definitely be a factor.

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    Every fan base makes this claim. The 12s come to mind…

  31. Nothing to see here. 3 of the New England road playoff losses have been in Denver, which means the Patriots had an inferior record AND had to travel to the site of arguably the best home-field advantage in the sport. It’s hard to win in Denver.

    Before anyone claims that New England just rides a bad division, it’s worth pointing out that under Brady/Belichick the AFC East has the most wins by non-first place teams, outside of the division, of any division. In other words, the (typically) non-Patriot AFC East teams do better than the not top teams of any other division, which means the AFC East is tougher to win in, not easier.

  32. mrgdawg says:

    January 15, 2019 at 2:01 pm

    They’re going to the loudest stadium in the NFL. The crowd will definitely be a factor

    Really? Then why has Kansas City lost their last 5 or 6 playoff games in that same stadium and exactly one playoff home win (vs Brian Hoyer) in 24 years?

  33. The Chargers lost the AFC West crown to the Chiefs due to a tiebreaker. The Chargers lost the Divisional Playoff game to the Patriots in a rout.

    Neither means much this week other than the home-field advantage which equates to about a 3 point advantage. Hardly insurmountable for the Patriots but they will have to earn a victory.

  34. Bama1992 says:
    January 15, 2019 at 2:07 pm
    The Pats aren’t the reason they have a great regular season every year. The Bills, Jets and Dolphins have a lot to do with that. You can sleep walk to 6-0.

    **************************

    So, riddle me this – if the Pats go 6-0 against their division every year and each of those teams is winning 5-8 games, then those teams are beating teams from other divisions for those wins, no?

    If they suck so bad, how are they beating the teams from outside of their division? I’m pretty sure the Bills, Jets, and Dolphins all don’t go 0-16 every year or we’d hear about it.

  35. But its MUCH easier to get a bye when you can go 5-1 in your division EVERY year.
    BTW not the Pats fault for being great. The fault lies with the rest of the AFC East for being putrid, year after year after year after year after year after year…

    People rag on the AFC East for having subpar QBs over the years and they are right to point that out. But that’s not really a problem exclusive to the AFC East.

  36. Prior to this season, the Patriots had a .788 winning percentage against the AFC East and a .786 winning percentage against the rest of the NFL since 2003 (per NBC Sports).

    So you’ll have to change your argument from a “weak AFC East” to a “weak NFL”.

  37. 5-1 in the division & 6-4 outside of it. They got a bye with an 11-5 record. You can absolutely get a bye while being mediocre outside your division


    You forgot to mention that as part of your 6-4, that includes 4-0 against teams that made the playoffs and 5-2 against winning teams.

    Hardly “mediocre”. 🙂

  38. Look at the bottom three teams in every NFL division since 2008 and count the average number of victories for the three non-winning teams

    Here’s the result:

    AFC East: non-winners averaged 7.3 victories
    NFC South: non-winners averaged 7.2 victories
    NFC East: non-winners averaged 7.1 victories
    NFC North: non-winners averaged 7.0 victories
    AFC North: non-winners averaged 6.9 victories
    AFC West: non-winners averaged 6.7 victories
    NFC West: non-winners averaged 6.6 victories
    AFC South: non-winners averaged 6.1 victories

  39. Yes, they had the great experience of losing in Pittsburgh in 2004 in the regiular season but because they filmed the sideline signals from the Steelers coaches in that game it came in very handy on their return for the AFC Championship game.

    Hines Ward remarked after the game that “it was like they knew every play we’d call.”

    Because they did.

  40. Patriots are 3-4 on the road in the playoffs with Brady but 3-1 when not playing the Broncos. Those Broncos teams didn’t beat themselves. Andy Reid is the one with the biggest spotlight on them in this game.

  41. Since 2003 the Patriots are .788 against the AFC East and .786 outside the division. It doesn’t matter who they play they win at the same percentage. So much for the WEAK DIVISION excuse.

  42. It amazes me how these analysts look at a team’s history as if something that happened 5 years ago relates to today’s roster. Like Belichick said every year is a different year

  43. I keep seeing people posting predictions like 35-28 etc….you do realize it’s going to be a high of 10 there this weekend right?

  44. GoodellMustGo says:
    January 15, 2019 at 1:53 pm
    The Patriots were so badly banged up both times in AFC Championship games in Denver (and was very competitive in at least the latter game) it’s hard to say much about it one way or the other.

    Honestly they deserved to be in this spot after that stupid play at the end of the Miami game. Oh well.

    Time to go take what is theirs in a hostile stadium. It’s been a while. Lets do this! 🙂
    ______________________________
    Let’s? What number are you and what position do you play? Patriots fans are the most delusional fanbase in all of sports. I swear you’d think these fans played on the team the way they talk. Once Belichick rides into the sunset, you’re going to have to find a new hobby to live vicariously through and spend 99.9% of your time on.

  45. fishyinalittledishy says:
    January 15, 2019 at 2:09 pm
    Evil Hoody, Terrible Tom and the Evil Empire will invade Kansas and will leave victorious. If the Patriots are indeed underdogs it will be one of those rare occasions we’re i can stick a few dollars on the Patriots to win but if they lose I still Win. It’s a win win situation.

    I hope the Pats “invade Kansas”. Forfeit in favor of KC, since the game will be in Missouri.

  46. 5-1 in the division & 6-4 outside of it. They got a bye with an 11-5 record. You can absolutely get a bye while being mediocre outside your divisio

    These are the teams the Patriots beat OUTSIDE the division this year.

    12-4 chiefs
    12-4 chargers
    12– bears
    11-5 Texans
    10-6 colts
    8-7 Vikings
    6-9 packers

    Not exactly a cake walk.

    They beat MORE teams with a winning record this year than any team in the league

    And they rarely go 6-0 or 5-1 in the division it’s usually 4-2

    Just like every other division winner

  47. Let’s? What number are you and what position do you play? Patriots fans are the most delusional fanbase in all of sports. I swear you’d think these fans played on the team the way they talk. Once Belichick rides into the sunset, you’re going to have to find a new hobby to live vicariously through and spend 99.9% of your time on.

    —–
    A lot of fans use “we” all the time when talking about their team. The fact this offends a tiny number of people so much is kind of amusing. 🙂

  48. Can’t pump in Boston sports talk radio into the opposing teams headset when your on the road…ask tomlin how it worked out for him

    If you ain’t cheating you ain’t trying, the patriot way!!

    chiefs 31-20

  49. tomthebombtracy says:
    January 15, 2019 at 2:26 pm
    Yes, they had the great experience of losing in Pittsburgh in 2004 in the regiular season but because they filmed the sideline signals from the Steelers coaches in that game it came in very handy on their return for the AFC Championship game.

    Hines Ward remarked after the game that “it was like they knew every play we’d call.”

    Because they did.

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    They didn’t do that but even if they did, the Steelers had Dr Rydze on the payroll so it’s all balanced out. 🙂

  50. Don’t ever sleep on the Patriots…give me Belichick’s game planning, the Pat’s playoff and freezing weather experience plus the 3 points. I don’t care how good Mahomes is.

  51. GoodellMustGo says:
    January 15, 2019 at 2:23 pm
    5-1 in the division & 6-4 outside of it. They got a bye with an 11-5 record. You can absolutely get a bye while being mediocre outside your division


    You forgot to mention that as part of your 6-4, that includes 4-0 against teams that made the playoffs and 5-2 against winning teams.

    Hardly “mediocre”. 🙂
    ——————
    In fact one of those wins against a playoff team (Houston) got them the bye as both teams were 11-5.

    So yeah. You do have to be good outside of your division to get a bye. Which the Patriots were this year, and did.

  52. Tomthebombtracy that’s ironic since Bill Cowher stated that he did the same exact thing that the Patriots did. And in case you didn’t know, which I’m pretty sure you don’t, it was legal to do so. Other than that great post though

  53. shutupbrees says:
    January 15, 2019 at 2:01 pm
    tylawspick6 says:
    January 15, 2019 at 1:54 pm
    shutupbrees says:
    January 15, 2019 at 1:50 pm
    7 stinking road playoff games in 18 years of NFL dominance. Unreal. Again, highlights how truly horrendous the AFC East has been for the last 2 decades.
    —————–
    What is your opinion of the NFC West in the 1980s when SF had a dynasty. Funny how this one never came up back then.
    Hmmm. Wonder why, little guy?
    Of course, this was before you were even born or your parents even went out on a first date.
    lmao

    —————-

    Haha, this is the dumbest post I think I’ve ever seen on a message board. Also, the reason why it might not have come up in the 1980’s is because the internet wasn’t even invented. You have issues.

    20 26 Rate This

    ——————

    LMAO

    So humans didn’t converse

    You’re a perfect example of the stupidity of Millennials. “NO internet, no history.”

    I weep for this country’s future:

    Hint:No one would EVER have tried to disparage the 9ers in the 80s talking about how awful the Rams were in the early 80s or how awful the Falcons and Saints ALWAYS were.

    I know this becuse it never came up in newspapers or on sports talk shows. Got it, little guy?

    Now, get to a library and get off the computer and you might learn something.

  54. Why is there so much hatred directed toward The Greatest Franchise In Sporting History?

    Don’t we suck?

    35

    Yes you fans suck….the team …other than an occasional cheating scandal…not so much. Outside of your little world you are hated for your arrogance not your excellence…..eat it up home slice.

  55. Yes, they had the great experience of losing in Pittsburgh in 2004 in the regiular season but because they filmed the sideline signals from the Steelers coaches in that game it came in very handy on their return for the AFC Championship game. Hines Ward remarked after the game that “it was like they knew every play we’d call.” Because they did.
    ________________________________________
    Now that’s pretty funny. And when players whine like this, they should ask their coach why they are so predictable and don’t make adjustments come playoff time. That’s usually the difference between a good regular season team and a team prepared to win in the playoffs.

  56. Brady has highest wining percentage .770 of all QBs ever . 305gs Home 137-70 away 98-46
    Peyton Manning 292gs .685 112 -39 Home 88-53
    So I would think any great QB would have a better home record then away.
    Now If you want to argue the AFC east is least then look at the Colts and AFC North in the peyton years
    Now lets look at Big Ben .670 86-31 home 71 -46 1
    So if anybody not named Brady won 77 percent of the time and 68 percent on the road would not all agree that the QB and his team were pretty good. To borrow a phrase Any Squad Any Place

  57. shutupbrees says:
    January 15, 2019 at 1:50 pm
    7 stinking road playoff games in 18 years of NFL dominance. Unreal. Again, highlights how truly horrendous the AFC East has been for the last 2 decades.

    Then the the entire conference has been weak for 18 years. Since 2000 the AFC leads the NFC 11-7 in Super Bowls so the NFC is clearly the weakest on the conferences. There are division winners that get in at 9-7 while 10-6 teams go home. 9-7 should not get you in the playoffs when other teams have better records. Let’s lose the division nonsense when it comes to playoff seeding and just go by record.

  58. Nofoolnodrool says:
    January 15, 2019 at 2:52 pm
    Why is there so much hatred directed toward The Greatest Franchise In Sporting History?

    Don’t we suck?

    ———————-

    Greatest franchise in sports history? Patriots don’t come close to the Yankees or even the lakers

  59. As a Patriots fan, I get it…… Pats are at the top pretty much every year….. fans of other teams are sick of it (& jealous even though they won’t admit that)……the jealousy turns to envy & hate…. so be it…..
    Most everyone thought the Pats were imploding at the beginning of the season due to the media hype machine about all the so-called inner turmoil between Brady & Bill & Kraft &&&&….. well you get my point, according to all the preseason reports, THE SKY WAS FALLING……..of course the fans of other teams hoped & prayed it was so….. was this the year that THEIR team had a chance???
    short answer, NO
    ALL THE FANS OUT THERE blaming the Patriots & crying cheater DO THIS because they refuse to hold their favorite teams owners, coaches, GM’s & players accountable for not making correct decisions or working hard to reach the storied land……
    Look INTERNAL, closer to HOME…..not at the Patriots for your teams failures but that’s not as fun as attacking Greatness……SO, be miserable no skin off my nose!!!
    Go Pats!!!!!

  60. Nofoolnodrool says:
    January 15, 2019 at 2:52 pm
    Why is there so much hatred directed toward The Greatest Franchise In Sporting History?

    Don’t we suck?

    35

    Yes you fans suck….the team …other than an occasional cheating scandal…not so much. Outside of your little world you are hated for your arrogance not your excellence…..eat it up home slice.

    We learn by watching others. We remember how we were treated by fans of the other “dynasties”. Clearly you guys started this. We didn’t have anything to brag about until 2001. You’re just jealous now that do.

  61. rolf1015 says:
    January 15, 2019 at 2:53 pm
    Yes, they had the great experience of losing in Pittsburgh in 2004 in the regiular season but because they filmed the sideline signals from the Steelers coaches in that game it came in very handy on their return for the AFC Championship game. Hines Ward remarked after the game that “it was like they knew every play we’d call.” Because they did.

    No, because Tomlin’s playbook was a little better than the one the Pats players used in high school. My wife was calling out the plays before they ran them. That team had no imagination.

  62. The AFC East is the only division in Football to not produce more than one Top Seed in the conference during the Brady era…Every other division has produced more than one Top seed during the Brady era…

    Take a look at some of the QBs every other divisions has had to deal with:

    AFC North: Big Ben, Palmer, Flacco
    AFC South: Manning, Luck, Watson, McNair
    AFC West: Mahomes, Rivers, Gannon
    NFC East: McNabb, Manning, Romo, Foles
    NFC North: Farve, Rodgers, Stafford, Culpepper
    NFC South: Newton, Ryan, Vick, Brees
    NFC West: Hasselbeck, Wilson, Palmer, Warner

    AFC East: Brady….and the next best is Butt Fumble…?

  63. gmen05 says:
    January 15, 2019 at 2:34 pm
    GoodellMustGo says:
    January 15, 2019 at 1:53 pm
    The Patriots were so badly banged up both times in AFC Championship games in Denver (and was very competitive in at least the latter game) it’s hard to say much about it one way or the other.

    Honestly they deserved to be in this spot after that stupid play at the end of the Miami game. Oh well.

    Time to go take what is theirs in a hostile stadium. It’s been a while. Lets do this! 🙂
    ______________________________
    Let’s? What number are you and what position do you play? Patriots fans are the most delusional fanbase in all of sports. I swear you’d think these fans played on the team the way they talk. Once Belichick rides into the sunset, you’re going to have to find a new hobby to live vicariously through and spend 99.9% of your time on.

    We can ask our giant fan friends what they do on Sunday or during the week. They don’t have much to cheer about. Crochet? Jigsaw puzzles?.

  64. Yes you fans suck….the team …other than an occasional cheating scandal…not so much. Outside of your little world you are hated for your arrogance not your excellence…..eat it up home slice.

    Grow up!’ Are you 12?

    Pick and city any sports franchise. If they had the same run of success that the Patriots have had that fan base would be the same way you say Patriots fans are. Yes, even your fellow Steeler fans.

    And you don’t know “all Patriots fans” so the fact that you lump all of them in with a handful you come across on the internet is crazy. Home slice.

  65. Let’s lose the division nonsense when it comes to playoff seeding and just go by record.

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    Gotta keep incentive to win divisions. Otherwise there’s no point to having them and without divisions you have a totally unbalanced schedule. That’s not a problem with a 162 game schedule in baseball but it’s a big problem with a 16 game schedule.

  66. Well, two of Brady’s super bowl wins came after winning the AFCCG on the road. It has been done.

  67. Can’t pump in Boston sports talk radio into the opposing teams headset when your on the road…ask tomlin how it worked out for him
    __________________________________
    Really, this again? So you still haven’t figured out that the NFL controls the headsets, not the teams? All these conspiracy theories and excuses are getting pretty old.

  68. fishyinalittledishy says:
    January 15, 2019 at 2:09 pm
    Evil Hoody, Terrible Tom and the Evil Empire will invade Kansas and will leave victorious. If the Patriots are indeed underdogs it will be one of those rare occasions we’re i can stick a few dollars on the Patriots to win but if they lose I still Win. It’s a win win situation.

    Idiot

  69. crunchtyme72 says:
    January 15, 2019 at 2:56 pm
    Nofoolnodrool says:
    January 15, 2019 at 2:52 pm
    Why is there so much hatred directed toward The Greatest Franchise In Sporting History?

    Don’t we suck?

    ———————-

    Greatest franchise in sports history? Patriots don’t come close to the Yankees or even the lakers

    —————-

    Laughable.

    Celts>>Lakers

    Not to mention, was there a cap for the Yankees or Lakers, ro a cheating commissioner hired with cheating owners?

    Didn’t think so.

    Hands down the greatest sports run ever, at least in N. America.

  70. Grow up!’ Are you 12?

    Pick and city any sports franchise. If they had the same run of success that the Patriots have had that fan base would be the same way you say Patriots fans are. Yes, even your fellow Steeler fans.

    And you don’t know “all Patriots fans” so the fact that you lump all of them in with a handful you come across on the internet is crazy. Home slice.

    A little insecure home slice? I grew up in Mass…..don’t even try to defend those fans. I was a Celtic Bruin and Sox fan before you took your first suck on anipple so save your outrage for someone else. The fact you reacted the way you did is proof of my point…..your sheltered life is amusing.

  71. Didn’t the Pats limp into that Denver game with an RB they called from his couch (Steven Jackson well beyond his prime, hasn’t played since). With no running game, they teed off on Brady every play. Still lost only due to a missed extra point that caused a two point attempt that failed

  72. To those playing the ‘weak AFC East’ card:

    Brady’s playoff record is 28-10, a winning percentage of .738 against the best competition out there. Sorry haters.

  73. Does ANYONE have a good road playoff record??? Playing at home is generally the reward for a better regular season, if you play on the road in the playoffs generally you’re playing a better team.

  74. Patriots don’t come close to the Yankees or even the lakers

    ——
    The Yankees have one title this century. The Patriots have 5. The Red Sox have a great chance of winning a 5th of their own.

    I like living in the present instead of the ancient past. 🙂 Perhaps if the Patriots were allowed to buy championships like the Yankees have over the years, maybe they’d have more titles in the ancient past as well.

  75. AFC North: Big Ben, Palmer, Flacco
    AFC South: Manning, Luck, Watson, McNair
    AFC West: Mahomes, Rivers, Gannon
    NFC East: McNabb, Manning, Romo, Foles
    NFC North: Farve, Rodgers, Stafford, Culpepper
    NFC South: Newton, Ryan, Vick, Brees
    NFC West: Hasselbeck, Wilson, Palmer, Warner

    AFC East: Brady….and the next best is Butt Fumble…?

    Except all these QBs didn’t play at the same time
    Since Rogers has been GB starting QB how many great QBs have been in that division

    Aegean Manning was with the Colts they won that division almost every year. Nobody CRIED about it.

  76. Nofoolnodrool says:
    January 15, 2019 at 3:12 pm
    Grow up!’ Are you 12?

    Pick and city any sports franchise. If they had the same run of success that the Patriots have had that fan base would be the same way you say Patriots fans are. Yes, even your fellow Steeler fans.

    Once again YOU ignored the statement , home slice.

    Any fan base would act the same way you say Patriots fans act.

  77. The Dolphins also went 4-2 in the division but finished 7-9

    The division excuse is all the crybabies have left and they know it.

    To ignore there win % OUTSIDE the division is silly.
    They beat everyone

  78. GoodellMustGo says:
    January 15, 2019 at 3:15 pm
    Patriots don’t come close to the Yankees or even the lakers

    ——
    The Yankees have one title this century. The Patriots have 5. The Red Sox have a great chance of winning a 5th of their own.

    I like living in the present instead of the ancient past. 🙂 Perhaps if the Patriots were allowed to buy championships like the Yankees have over the years, maybe they’d have more titles in the ancient past as well.

    ——————

    The original poster say best franchise in sports history, wether you live in the present or not when you talk history you don’t stop at a certain year or era you mention it ALL, check your internet again about Yankees having one win in this century, you do realize a century is 100 years right?

  79. Can’t pump in Boston sports talk radio into the opposing teams headset when your on the road…ask tomlin how it worked out for him

    If you ain’t cheating you ain’t trying, the patriot way!!
    _____________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Actually, can’t do it at home either since the NFL controls and operates all on-field communication. Its crazy how uninformed most people on this site are.

  80. It is so enjoyable reading all these comments ! I know one thing and one thing only , it is great to be in New England sports fan ! we have 11championships in 17 years !! no other area can say they’ve done that !

  81. I grew up in Mass…..don’t even try to defend those fans. I was a Celtic Bruin and Sox fan

    So you were a fan but just not like the ones you are talking about?
    So then you would agree it’s DUMB to say “All”.
    Unless you are including yourself too, home slice

  82. Let’s flip the script:

    QBs KC faced at home:

    Garoppolo
    Bortles
    Dalton
    Keenum
    Rosen
    L. Jackson
    Rivers
    Carr

    QBs KC faced on road:

    Rivers
    Roethlisberger
    Keenum
    Brady
    Mayfield
    Goff
    Carr
    Wilson

    Gee, is it any wonder the Chief’s D has been more dominant at home?

  83. blessedunliketherest says:
    January 15, 2019 at 3:28 pm
    Can’t pump in Boston sports talk radio into the opposing teams headset when your on the road…ask tomlin how it worked out for him

    If you ain’t cheating you ain’t trying, the patriot way!!
    _____________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Actually, can’t do it at home either since the NFL controls and operates all on-field communication. Its crazy how uninformed most people on this site are.

    ———————
    Actually they did do it at home against against Pitt, what’s crazy your your lack of actually knowing it happened

    Do your homework!

  84. A little insecure home slice? I grew up in Mass…..don’t even try to defend those fans. I was a Celtic Bruin and Sox fan before you took your first suck on anipple so save your outrage for someone else. The fact you reacted the way you did is proof of my point…..your sheltered life is amusing.

    So you “grew up in Boston Mass “ and a Celtics Bruins and Sox fan.
    But are also a Steelers fan.

    So you are the definition of a BANDWAGON fan. Right , home slice ?

  85. Evil Hoody, Terrible Tom and the Evil Empire will invade Kansas and will leave victorious. If the Patriots are indeed underdogs it will be one of those rare occasions we’re i can stick a few dollars on the Patriots to win but if they lose I still Win. It’s a win win situation.
    __________________

    If the Patriots show up to play in Kansas this weekend, they’re definitely losing.

  86. Flash1287 says:
    January 15, 2019 at 3:21 pm
    Nofoolnodrool says:
    January 15, 2019 at 3:12 pm
    Grow up!’ Are you 12?

    Pick and city any sports franchise. If they had the same run of success that the Patriots have had that fan base would be the same way you say Patriots fans are. Yes, even your fellow Steeler fans.

    Once again YOU ignored the statement , home slice.

    Any fan base would act the same way you say Patriots fans act.


    Just read his comments after a steeler loss.

  87. Didn’t know it was the Patriots fault that other teams in their division don’t have superstar QB’s playing for them…..

  88. joker65 says:
    January 15, 2019 at 2:34 pm
    I keep seeing people posting predictions like 35-28 etc….you do realize it’s going to be a high of 10 there this weekend right?

    ————————————————————————————

    You’re right…. 35-10 Chiefs

  89. The original poster say best franchise in sports history, wether you live in the present or not when you talk history you don’t stop at a certain year or era you mention it ALL, check your internet again about Yankees having one win in this century, you do realize a century is 100 years right?

    —-
    THIS century (which is what I said) is the 21st century. The Yankees have one title this century. Hardly anything resembling excellence in sports today like the Patriots are. 🙂

  90. SERIOUSLY…all you people crying about Patriots being in an easy division are lucky they aren’t in YOUR division….
    Did it occur to any of you that if the Pats were in ANY OTHER division that division would probably look the same & the AFC EAST would have had multiple winners of the division having to not had to play the Patriots twice??!!
    & I’m talking about over 17 years, NOT this years or last years divisions!!!
    Grow up & be THANKFUL YOUVE BEEN SPARED AS OPPOSED TO THE JETS, BILLS, & MIAMI!!!

  91. Once again YOU ignored the statement , home slice.

    Any fan base would act the same way you say Patriots fans act.

    I have lived in both Pittsburgh and Mass mingling with the fans so I feel a lot more knowledgeable than you. Having a successful team doesn’t make it ok to be a JagOff because the team you root for is good….you did nothing to win a game yet you use the we loosely when you describe all things Pats…its pathetic and laughable. It’s ok to be a fanboy but grow up home slice and realize your fan base is not a very well respected fan base thru out the country. And no not all successful teams have fans like the Pats….home slice.

  92. GoodellMustGo says:
    January 15, 2019 at 2:23 pm
    5-1 in the division & 6-4 outside of it. They got a bye with an 11-5 record. You can absolutely get a bye while being mediocre outside your division


    You forgot to mention that as part of your 6-4, that includes 4-0 against teams that made the playoffs and 5-2 against winning teams.

    Hardly “mediocre”. 🙂

    Right lol, haters truly like to gloss over the facts to suit their narrative smh.

  93. Nofoolnodrool says:
    January 15, 2019 at 3:51 pm
    Once again YOU ignored the statement , home slice.

    Any fan base would act the same way you say Patriots fans act.

    I have lived in both Pittsburgh and Mass mingling with the fans so I feel a lot more knowledgeable than you. Having a successful team doesn’t make it ok to be a JagOff because the team you root for is good….you did nothing to win a game yet you use the we loosely when you describe all things Pats…its pathetic and laughable. It’s ok to be a fanboy but grow up home slice and realize your fan base is not a very well respected fan base thru out the country. And no not all successful teams have fans like the Pats….home slice.

    I’ve NEVER used “WE” I don’t play for the Patriots.

    And if you think Patriots fans or any other fan base cares what other people Around the country think of them or the team they root for you’re crazy. Home slice.

    Oh and agin. If you grew up a Sox Bruins and Celtics fan and are also a Steelers fan you are the definition of a BANDWAGON fan.

    Straight BANDWAGON homie.

  94. litlledinkeedunka says:
    January 15, 2019 at 2:59 pm

    rolf1015 says:
    January 15, 2019 at 2:53 pm
    Yes, they had the great experience of losing in Pittsburgh in 2004 in the regiular season but because they filmed the sideline signals from the Steelers coaches in that game it came in very handy on their return for the AFC Championship game. Hines Ward remarked after the game that “it was like they knew every play we’d call.” Because they did.

    No, because Tomlin’s playbook was a little better than the one the Pats players used in high school. My wife was calling out the plays before they ran them. That team had no imagination.
    ________________________________________

    For the record, I was quoting/responding to a previous post that I surely do not want to be associated with. I have no doubt your wife, and everyone in America, knew what was coming before the plays were run in that game (maybe with the exception of Hines Ward)

  95. kensilisacrook says:
    January 15, 2019 at 3:32 pm
    Let’s flip the script:

    QBs KC faced at home:

    Garoppolo
    Bortles
    Dalton
    Keenum
    Rosen
    L. Jackson
    Rivers
    Carr

    QBs KC faced on road:

    Rivers
    Roethlisberger
    Keenum
    Brady
    Mayfield
    Goff
    Carr
    Wilson

    Gee, is it any wonder the Chief’s D has been more dominant at home?

    —————————

    I pointed this out the other day. It’s VERY telling and a huge stat that cannot be ignored.

    If they think they are getting Baltimore, Arizona, SF, etc, in this game on Sunday, they are in for a very rude awakening.

  96. Wow! what a nice round of friendly comments 🙂

    As just an old geezer (but a tech one), a Pats fan from from day one (1), I do not fondly remember the old days, those days when the Pats were considered a doormat. I still have my old news reader files from back in the day, back when I sat in those cold Foxboro seats. Geez, I remember everyone crapping on the Pats, especially Steeler fans. I’ll not forget…But there were fans from almost every other team doing the same Pats dis…

    So now thangs have changed and have been changed for many years. As they say, Payback is a Bitch! Unless you’re a kiddie, I take high objection to any BS from any fan of other NFL teams. Patriot franchise and Pat’s fans were razzed for years and not big deal, but now many of the same folks have a problem with Pats fans rising up and dishing it back. As a life-long Red Sox fan, I just love jamming it back in both sports!’

    Deal with it………………

  97. Speaking of the ’80’s…there was a time when there had to be a moratorium on MNF in New England due to fan violence.
    The only time in sports history a franchise asked to be passed over on nationally televised games.
    Gee, wonder if this will be deleted?

  98. Actually they did do it at home against against Pitt, what’s crazy your your lack of actually knowing it happened

    Do your homework!
    ______________________________________________________________________________________________________

    I know it happened, I remember Tomlin complaining about it. That’s not the point. The point is the NFL is in charge of all on-field communication and controls the headsets, etc. Therefore, the Pats had absolutely nothing to do with it. Which is why something like this has happened numerous times at every stadium in the NFL. Your original post was some tired jab at the Pats for something that they don’t even control.

    Not only did I ace my homework, but I also owned the extra credit. You, on the other hand, are failing hard.

  99. Yes, they had the great experience of losing in Pittsburgh in 2004 in the regiular season but because they filmed the sideline signals from the Steelers coaches in that game it came in very handy on their return for the AFC Championship game.

    Spoiler alert: it was legal in 2004 to film opposing teams’ sideline signals. It is still legal today. Educate yourself.

  100. Patriots suck. That’s the prevailing wisdom amongst the punditry and there’s a grain of truth to it. Then they flipped the switch vs the Chargers. Now what? Everyone not a Pats fan is anxious. Just look at the posts here. They are pis* ing their pants.

  101. Yup…blessedunliketherest…I worked for another NFL franchise while still remaining a Pats fan and as you and I both know, those communication problems ran league-wide. The media did the usual Patriots click-bait route and opposing fans followed. It has always been a problem, hackers will always be a problem, but for fans looking for an excuse, only a news report of radio problems in Foxboro are worth reading, absorbing and believing.

  102. The only fans more obnoxious than the Steelers with those stupid towels worship the Patriots. Winning with class and Patriot fans are not connected. TB12 may be the GOAT but across the field from him Sunday will be the new world order, Patrick Mahomes
    If it’s not this year it will be next but the Patriots will not have the GOAT and the and hopefully the Chuefs fans don’t turn into the jerks you’ve become

  103. rolf1015 says:
    January 15, 2019 at 2:53 pm

    Yes, they had the great experience of losing in Pittsburgh in 2004 in the regiular season but because they filmed the sideline signals from the Steelers coaches in that game it came in very handy on their return for the AFC Championship game. Hines Ward remarked after the game that “it was like they knew every play we’d call.” Because they did.
    —————————————————————————————————————————————-
    What exactly was the rule against filming sideline signals in 2004?

  104. Geez – I’m taking heat for a post that I did not write nor agree with (my reply to this post was left out). Here is the original quote/user:

    tomthebombtracy says:
    January 15, 2019 at 2:26 pm
    Yes, they had the great experience of losing in Pittsburgh in 2004 in the regiular season but because they filmed the sideline signals from the Steelers coaches in that game it came in very handy on their return for the AFC Championship game.

    Hines Ward remarked after the game that “it was like they knew every play we’d call.”

    Because they did.

  105. Hey…jredshoes…Listen up…

    In the early days, Patriots fans saw Steelers fans as obnoxious (I was one.) Then things did change and the reverse happened. But now we’re down to kiddie BS! Man, I respect the hell out of the Steelers organization and get where their fans are coming from (can only hope that they understand where Pats fans are coming from). However, I can’t possibly understand where fans such as yourself come from? You’ve got zip and a long way to get to more zip.

    AS far as the “New World Order” goes, give me a break, as a Pats fan I’ve been hearing it for years, as have Steelers fans, Saints fans and a couple of years back, Colts fans. You’ve got many years to go before you can elevate Mahomes to the level of the other past and still current greats. Remeber Tony Eason? Yeah, you don’t…

  106. J K says:

    January 15, 2019 at 3:34 pm

    Evil Hoody, Terrible Tom and the Evil Empire will invade Kansas and will leave victorious. If the Patriots are indeed underdogs it will be one of those rare occasions we’re i can stick a few dollars on the Patriots to win but if they lose I still Win. It’s a win win situation.
    ________

    Yes they would beat KU…. Probably

  107. @vikesfan4life

    Lots of absurd stats with this Patriots dynasty, on the short list of my favorites is that the Patriots have more wins in Tom Brady playoff starts than any other NFL QB in history has starts in the playoffs.

    No surprise that Tom Brady has already lapped the field as the GOAT, will he lap the field a second time?

    Mahomes has been great, I look forward to watching him this weekend and for years to follow.

  108. xiiprestige says:

    “Anyone that think the pats have a chance in Arrowhead are just delusional.”

    Your comment is even more “delusional,” given the fact that those of us who root for the Patriots have been hearing the same BS for many, many years. KC fans are just another bump in the road. Now, you may still win with a great QB and franchise so stay level and enjoy the game. Please stay away from repeating the crap that every Patriots fan has heard for years and years and years.

  109. Scott 1560
    Last time I looked Father Time was undefeated. TB is 41. PM is 23. Sooner than later the GOAT will be replaced at the top and you’ll only have the legacy of being poor winners. Enjoy

  110. kjl1321 says:
    January 15, 2019 at 1:46 pm
    Thanks Dolphins 😦

    ——————-

    That loss made them tougher. Cost them on one hand, but maybe contributed to them being truly ready against the Chargers.

  111. shutupbrees says:
    January 15, 2019 at 1:50 pm
    7 stinking road playoff games in 18 years of NFL dominance. Unreal. Again, highlights how truly horrendous the AFC East has been for the last 2 decades.
    —————————————
    It highlights how much better the Pats have been vs the whole AFC conference b/c again the Pats record vs the rest of the league is the same as it is vs the AFC East. shutupbrees should take his own advice b/c he doesn’t know what he is talking about.

  112. fordbw says:
    January 15, 2019 at 5:15 pm
    This is what happens when you have a good team playing in a cream puff division like the AFC East.

    ———–

    When people write factual rebuttals to the AFC cream puff narrative does anyone read them?

  113. mrgdawg says:
    January 15, 2019 at 2:01 pm
    They’re going to the loudest stadium in the NFL. The crowd will definitely be a factor.
    ———————-
    I didn’t know the Chiefs play in the Superdome in New Orleans. I hope the Pats know to go there and not to KC.

  114. All these patriot fans making excuses for their road playoff games they lost is pathetic. Every team goes through injury and has losses decides by just a snare. Its football.

  115. jredshoes says:
    January 15, 2019 at 5:08 pm

    Scott 1560
    Last time I looked Father Time was undefeated. TB is 41. PM is 23. Sooner than later the GOAT will be replaced at the top and you’ll only have the legacy of being poor winners. Enjoy

    _____________

    ‘Enjoy’, we will, thanks. nfl Players and coaches, both present and past, MARVEL at NE.
    I’ll take their word over keyboard jockeys anyday.
    So yeah, we’ve enjoyed, are enjoying and will continue to enjoy the last GREAT NFL DYNASTY,
    THE NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

  116. redshoes says:

    “Last time I looked Father Time was undefeated. TB is 41. PM is 23. Sooner than later the GOAT will be replaced at the top and you’ll only have the legacy of being poor winners. Enjoy”

    What? Huh? ??? How old are you?

    Mahomes the GOAT? Yeah, right…The odds are highly against him. He is great at the moment, but better than Brady and a long string of other QBs over the years? Wow… Geez, it took mw a few years to recognize just how great Brady was and you’ve got it settled in a few years. Ah, there are a few other folk out there who might just put a crimp in your fantasy party…

  117. Bluestree says:
    January 15, 2019 at 4:15 pm
    Speaking of the ’80’s…there was a time when there had to be a moratorium on MNF in New England due to fan violence.
    The only time in sports history a franchise asked to be passed over on nationally televised games.
    Gee, wonder if this will be deleted?
    —————————
    It wasn’t the 1980’s it was the late 1970’s and the owners are the one’s that requested no Monday Night games be scheduled there b/c of the animals that used to attend the games. Now there is no place in the league that is more safer to attend games b/c the security is very strong and they arrest on the spot. I just hope the KC fans won’t be throwing snow/ice balls onto the field this week like they were last week. One guy was shown on TV and the Jumbotron and still wasn’t thown out.

  118. shutupbrees says:
    January 15, 2019 at 1:50 pm
    7 stinking road playoff games in 18 years of NFL dominance. Unreal. Again, highlights how truly horrendous the AFC East has been for the last 2 decades

    ——
    Well, that’s why it’s called “dominance”. The likes of which you and I have never seen. No one can lazily blame it on the division. You have to play an entire schedule every year, and they crush both equally. The consistency of this is astounding and there for everyone to see. We’re not sure what you’re missing here in terms of data.

    Out of curiosity, how many playoff games has your team been in (period), during that entire time?

    I thought so.

  119. To the misguided, the internet has existed for quite awhile, as a tool for research institutions. It was only commercialized in the mid-90’s. But you and yours can continue to believe that nothing existed before it. And it’s amazing to me how the NFL’s version of political snowflakes emerges every year when the Patriots get close to playing for yet another title. It’s almost as if they seize up in a fit of angst and begin to spew hilarious pieces of non-sensical and belligerent trash because they are overcome with jealously and anger about their own team’s continued impotence. Sad. But hey, I’m not them sooooo….Go Patriots!

  120. “NO NFL TEAM WITH A LOSING ROAD RECORD HAS EVER WON A SUPER BOWL. THAT IS ALL

    Christ!!!

    You’re on the internet, just google it before you type something.

    2010 packers 3-5 on the road.
    Won the super bowl

  121. Patriots fans love to call other teams garbage… that is until they’re defending the Patriots schedule, then all of a sudden those former garbage teams are juggernauts.

    GIVE ME A BREAK!

  122. Oh and agin. If you grew up a Sox Bruins and Celtics fan and are also a Steelers fan you are the definition of a BANDWAGON fan.

    Straight BANDWAGON homie.

    For someone who doesn’t care what other fans think about him you sure are acting pissed there homer home slice. I left NE about 43 years ago and the Pats sucked on the field and had few fans. I married a Yinzer and had no team I felt an affinity for and soon became a Steeler fan now far longer than you have been breathing so Home slice once again you are mistaken…nice try at some hate but you lose again.

  123. What happens if the Patriots go into Arrowhead and beats this team? What would people have to say then? The Pats still suck, they cheated, Andy Reid choked again? Cake walk division? I know if they do win, it’s two weeks of The Rams/Saints are going to crush this Patriots team playing in a weak AFC conference. They suck, they cheated, blah, blah, blah. If the Pats win this one you whiners need to shut up.

  124. thesilentshoplifter says:
    January 15, 2019 at 2:13 pm

    The loss in Denver 3 years ago was the result of having to play 3rd and 4th string tackles against premier pass rushers – and one of those tackles played on a bad foot. Lost by 2 to the Denver team that won the SB.
    _____________________________________
    Why you poor thing. Should the game have been rescheduled until the Pats were 100%? Welcome to January football, Mary. The Broncos also had several players on IR and Manning missed 7 games that season. Boo Hoo!
    ____________________________________________________

    Well, no offense intended, but the Broncos played that game without a QB, so lets call it even.

  125. Tom Brady is great. But hearing Pats fan, you’d think they themselves are Tom Brady. Look, you had ZERO to do with Tom being great and it has nothing to do with the New England region. Tom’s from California, went to Michigan, was passed on by every team in the draft (including New England for 5 rounds) and wasn’t even the starter when he was called to play. Bill Belichick had Drew Bledsoe ahead of him on the depth chart, so not like he was some wizard there. Brady is a special talent and you’re lucky to have him, but you had nothing to do with it so simmer down now. You’re embarrassing yourselves and you don’t even realize it.

  126. fordbw says:
    January 15, 2019 at 5:15 pm
    This is what happens when you have a good team playing in a cream puff division like the AFC East.

    —————

    Have you looked at the Pats winning percentage against the AFC North? That division is the definition of “cream puff”

  127. Correction:

    Pats are 1-4 in the road in playoffs during the Brady/Bill era.

    Unfortunately us Steelers fans know that Pittsburgh is basically a second home for the Pats.

  128. Doolin Danger says:
    January 15, 2019 at 6:15 pm
    Tom Brady is great. But hearing Pats fan, you’d think they themselves are Tom Brady. Look, you had ZERO to do with Tom being great and it has nothing to do with the New England region. Tom’s from California, went to Michigan, was passed on by every team in the draft (including New England for 5 rounds) and wasn’t even the starter when he was called to play. Bill Belichick had Drew Bledsoe ahead of him on the depth chart, so not like he was some wizard there. Brady is a special talent and you’re lucky to have him, but you had nothing to do with it so simmer down now. You’re embarrassing yourselves and you don’t even realize it.

    0 4 Rate This

    ——————-

    BB (and Dick Rhebein) had absolutely everything to do with drafting and developing Brady, while taking heat for keeping Bledsoe on the bench

    you kiddies of today know nothing about facts or history

  129. Actually they did do it at home against against Pitt, what’s crazy your your lack of actually knowing it happened

    ———————-
    The. NFL. Controls. The. Headsets. At. All. Games.

    Do you need any more help understanding that?

  130. imonfire2niteoyeah says:
    January 15, 2019 at 1:47 pm
    Can’t cheat in other people’s stadiums.

    +++++++++++++++++

    Yeah, but if they win you will still accuse them.

  131. Hey Patriot Nation, what does the Ideal Gas Law say about the ball that Brady will be throwing in 10 degree weather in Kansas City? Combined with the efforts of Tom’s merry team of deflators, Brady will I assume be tossing and handing off a ball at about 5psi during the game– in other words, a Nerf ball. Kansas City, on the other hand, will not have this decided advantage. My suggestion? Bet the Patriots- they will win the turnover battle. Book it-

  132. Yes, they had the great experience of losing in Pittsburgh in 2004 in the regiular season but because they filmed the sideline signals from the Steelers coaches in that game it came in very handy on their return for the AFC Championship game.

    Hines Ward remarked after the game that “it was like they knew every play we’d call.”

    Because they did.

    _____

    Wait, are you saying a Steeler player was whining and crying???

    No. Way.

  133. Nofoolnodrool says:
    January 15, 2019 at 6:03 pm

    For someone who doesn’t care what other fans think about him you sure are acting pissed there homer home slice. I left NE about 43 years ago and the Pats sucked on the field and had few fans. I married a Yinzer and had no team I felt an affinity for and soon became a Steeler fan now far longer than you have been breathing so Home slice once again you are mistaken…nice try at some hate but you lose again.

    No real New Englander leaves the region and ‘becomes’ a fan of another team. No real New Englander changes teams beause of some lean years[35 or so].

  134. My suggestion? Bet the Patriots- they will win the turnover battle. Book it-

    ——————-

    Sounds like you’re making excuses before the game even begins.

  135. The New England Patriots are poised and very mature. The Patriots will win the AFC championship and play the New Orleans Saints.

  136. Doolin Danger says:
    January 15, 2019 at 6:15 pm
    Tom Brady is great. But hearing Pats fan, you’d think they themselves are Tom Brady. Look, you had ZERO to do with Tom being great and it has nothing to do with the New England region. Tom’s from California, went to Michigan, was passed on by every team in the draft (including New England for 5 rounds) and wasn’t even the starter when he was called to play. Bill Belichick had Drew Bledsoe ahead of him on the depth chart, so not like he was some wizard there. Brady is a special talent and you’re lucky to have him, but you had nothing to do with it so simmer down now. You’re embarrassing yourselves and you don’t even realize it.

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    You mean Belichick didn’t put Brady in right away? What was he doing then? Developing him first or something? Hmmm. That’s weird.

  137. tomthebombtracy says:
    January 15, 2019 at 2:26 pm
    Yes, they had the great experience of losing in Pittsburgh in 2004 in the regiular season but because they filmed the sideline signals from the Steelers coaches in that game it came in very handy on their return for the AFC Championship game.

    Hines Ward remarked after the game that “it was like they knew every play we’d call.”
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    That was 10 years after the NFL started using using microphones to call in offensive plays. There were no hand signals for offensive plays.

  138. KC, Baltimore are the only teams that Pats struggle with the last few years, esp on the road in KC. The worst thing to happen to the Pats was the Charger blowout, fans and team are over confident now. Even Brady with his stupid comment at the end of the game. Remember years ago, “we’re only gonna get 17 points?” Haha, no, you got 14!

  139. tylawspick6 says:
    January 15, 2019 at 1:54 pm

    What is your opinion of the NFC West in the 1980s when SF had a dynasty. Funny how this one never came up back then.
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    Broncos dynasty in the late 90s was done with an excellent Chiefs team in the division. The first year of back to back Super Bowls the Broncos had to travel to #1 Kansas City and #2 Pittsburgh. If the Patriots had a difficult division with teams like the 1997 Chiefs, 2002 Raiders, or 2006 Chargers they’d be lucky to have 2 Super Bowl wins.

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