Tom Brady is an underdog for first time since 2014

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The Patriots were favored in every game this season and postseason. They were favored in every game in 2017, regular season and postseason. They were favored in every game in 2016 except two games during Tom Brady‘s Deflategate suspension. And they were never an underdog in 2015. But they’re not favored now.

New England is a 3-point underdog at Kansas City on Sunday in the AFC Championship Game, and that makes this the first time since 2014 that Tom Brady has played a game in which he was the underdog

The last time was November 30, 2014, when the Patriots visited Lambeau Field and were 3-point underdogs against the Packers. The Patriots lost that game, 26-21.

Now Brady is an underdog again, finding himself in an unfamiliar position of most people expecting him to lose, even if he convinces himself he’s in that position all the time.

125 responses to “Tom Brady is an underdog for first time since 2014

  1. The 2 teams are pretty evenly matched. Mahomes is by-far the best QB in the league this year and Reid is a fine regular season HC but the Pats have a ton of successful playoff experience and Belichik is in the discussion for all-time best HC.

    I think the odds-makers recognize the even-match up since in such cases the rule of thumb is to favor the home team by a FG.

  2. Moving forward, during debates on the greatness of the Patriot Dynasty their detractors will be left with,
    Yah but they weren’t favored in EVERY game they ever played.

    I’m way past old enough to remember when we would be thrilled when the Boston or New England Patriots were ONLY a 3 point dog. I’m liking this. It was getting boring.

  3. I defended Tom Brady against the NFL vehemently during Deflategate, so I am not your garden-variety Patriot hater. Having said that, please, please, please football gods, let Kansas City win this game so that we don’t once again have to watch the Patriots play in the Super Bowl. Having a team like the Chiefs, who haven’t been in it in a while (Super Bowl 4, oops I mean, IV) would be refreshing to see; plus, the Chiefs would add a lot of excitement to the game. Let Tom Brady spend Super Bowl Sunday at home watching the game with his gorgeous supermodel wife like the rest of us.

  4. Perfect!

    That is just how we want it.
    A chip on Brady’s shoulder is worth two more TD passes on Sunday.
    Edelman has the freaking Eye of the Tiger again, and the defense even looked good.

    Mahomes is a stud. The real deal–but the Pats have that look right now. They know that this is their last, best chance; they look ready.

    Should be a great game.

    Go Pats!!

    ps-I hope that HRS has stopped by the Rivers’ house to check on those 16 kids. . . That whiner was ready to kick Yorkies on national television!

  5. You’re talking about guy who’s playing at the top of his game and he’s still pissed about his draft position almost 20 years ago. Yeah, call him an underdog if you want. It’s just going to make him play better.

  6. Kc lost to NE at Foxboro by 3. It took a 65 yard time expiring drive to pull off at home. Brady’s record on the road this year and in the playoffs in general is mediocre the road. It is stellar at home. Vegas only cares about money so their assessment is probably pretty accurate. If the Patriots do lose be prepared for a million memes of Tommy with his famous “we suck” quote

  7. Good thing is the amount of cheating will be dailed down not playing in Foxboro. Not eliminated, just not as much. Then the Chiefs have to worry about the refs. Reid must be that much better of a coach for the Chiefs to be favorites after all that.

  8. In the first game they played this year, the Pats weren’t called for a single penalty. There’s home cookin, and then there’s just ridiculous.

  9. The Patriots are the only team I’ve ever seen where it’s risky business making them an underdog in any situation. I don’t know how anyone rational ever lays money down against them.

    When Brady and Belichick walk off into the sunset, that will be the only time it’s safe to pick against the Pats.

  10. Funny how the cowboys get so much hate by the media and should’ve never been in the playoffs but yet they exceeded expectations and still get 💩 ‘d on by this site and the circus.

    Tom Brady has been the underdog for the last five years by you people and never does any wrong. Yet, you hear countless scandals if they’re true or not, Who knows. What we do know, is he took under the table cash so they could afford other free agents but yet the man is still an angel

    Media needs to be held accountable along with the officials

  11. Patriots have not played well on the road this year. they finished 4-4 on the road and have gotten blown out in losses to Lions and Jags. I Expect this line to increase by another point or two.

  12. It will likely be a close, hard-fought game. Difficult to predict a winner, but KC by a FG seems about right.

  13. he’s not really finding himself in any position because I can bet my life that Tom Brady doesn’t make time to check point spreads #Alpha

  14. What a great opportunity for the league to collect some PSI measurements this weekend and release the results publicly. 🙂

    We all know why they won’t.

  15. I am so proud to be A Patriot.

    If The GOAT hung up His Gloves today, I would be eternally grateful for the Memories of Domination.

    …..made all them hours of sitting on aluminum in the 70’s worth every minute.

  16. Yep.The Patriots will lose this game. Mahome is too good, unles he gets hurt Chiefs will beat them and go on to win Superbowl, and I’m not a fan of either team.

  17. Oh — Brady is an underdog.

    Is he the only guy playing the Chiefs this weekend? I was just wondering. If not, I guess all the other guys on the Patriots are underdogs too, right?

    Okay. Just want to make sure, that’s all.

    I remember after Brett Favre came back from his voluntary rehab stint to stop taking pain pills and stop drinking, he was asked if he thought he was going to be ready to lead the Packers to a Super Bowl. He said, “I wouldn’t bet against me”. His Packers won one Super Bowl and got to another.

    So my answer to Brady being an underdog is, I wouldn’t bet against him.

  18. No, Tom Brady is not an underdog.

    The PATRIOTS are the underdog. If football is supposed to be the “ultimate team,” then do not individualize it all the time!

  19. Looking forward to an “instant classic”…..curious to see how the temp effects the players on BOTH teams…..
    Go Pats!!!

  20. I’m wondering if the Patriots might just use this as extra motivation. Dunno – what do you think?

    Chiefs are a formidable foe, and Mahomes is a legit top tier quarterback, but one very good season does not a GOAT make. Still think the Patriots find a way to pull this one out in the end.

  21. Brady is hard to bet against in the playoffs. For all the excuses made for Manning’s multiple playoff stinkers, Brady gets it done year in and year out, regardless of circumstances.

    Brady is a true leader on the field. Man, would I love to see him lose this weekend!

  22. araidersfan says:
    January 15, 2019 at 6:17 am
    The 2 teams are pretty evenly matched. Mahomes is by-far the best QB in the league this year and Reid is a fine regular season HC but the Pats have a ton of successful playoff experience and Belichik is in the discussion for all-time best HC.

    I think the odds-makers recognize the even-match up since in such cases the rule of thumb is to favor the home team by a FG.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    There is no discussion. He is the best ever by a fairly wide margin. You can credit Brady for much of that but if you look at the all-time great coaches they had good QBs as well. Lombardi/Starr, Landry/Staubach, Noll/Bradshaw, Walsh/Montana, Shula/Griese/Marino, etc.

  23. Patriot fan my entire life, and a huge Brady fan. They should be the underdog in this game. This is no slight on the Patriots or Brady. They shouldn’t win this game against this team in that stadium. Having said that, there is no way I would take that bet. Go Pats!

  24. I’m not sure I consider them an underdog. -3 for the home team is basically a push. If this game was in Foxboro, it would probably be Pats -3

    This whole no one “believes in us” narrative the Pats seem to be pushing is comical

  25. As we speak, Brady is sipping his TB12 branded concussion water ($4.99/liter), playing on his TB12 mind pliability app ($3.99), while noshing on his TB12 prepared meals ($21.99) while getting his glutes kneaded by his 24/7 in-house TB12 certified ($899) pliability technician. Tom Cruise is envious that Brady has been the lone member of our species to successfully brand immortality…..besides Oprah of course

  26. Brady’s success is not an argument that he is GOAT. Put Montana in his prime in today’s AFC Least and with Coach Belichick and theres no doubt he would duplicate or improve on Brady’s success. Success is a team accomplishment not a QB accomplishment. I do not consider that a valid reason to put Brady at or near the greatest.

    With that said, I’m starting to warm up to the idea that Brady is in this conversation. I’ve said in the past that to be GOAT, for me you had to revolutionize the position or change the way the position is played. For Brady… I’m starting to think the best argument to put him in my list of greatest of all time is his longetivity playing at a high level. He’s doing things that haven’t been done before. Let’s see how he does on Sunday and in Atlanta if he gets there.

  27. Gotta love Pats fans. Funny how they forget how many asterisks should be by some of those wins.

    Chiefs 42
    Pats 28

    Chiefs are winning it all. Mahomes IS that good.

  28. FinFan68 says:
    January 15, 2019 at 9:03 am

    araidersfan says:
    January 15, 2019 at 6:17 am
    The 2 teams are pretty evenly matched. Mahomes is by-far the best QB in the league this year and Reid is a fine regular season HC but the Pats have a ton of successful playoff experience and Belichik is in the discussion for all-time best HC.

    I think the odds-makers recognize the even-match up since in such cases the rule of thumb is to favor the home team by a FG.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    There is no discussion. He is the best ever by a fairly wide margin. You can credit Brady for much of that but if you look at the all-time great coaches they had good QBs as well. Lombardi/Starr, Landry/Staubach, Noll/Bradshaw, Walsh/Montana, Shula/Griese/Marino, etc.

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

    Belichick is up there with Paul Brown and Tom Landry. The Brown/Graham combination was unstoppable for a period of several years.

  29. eaglesmaina says:
    January 15, 2019 at 9:23 am
    Gotta love Pats fans. Funny how they forget how many asterisks should be by some of those wins.

    Chiefs 42
    Pats 28

    Chiefs are winning it all. Mahomes IS that good.

    ——
    It’s zero. Why would we forget that? 🙂

  30. beachsidejames says:
    January 15, 2019 at 6:44 am
    TB12 has been to the AFC Championship the last 8 straight years. Mahomes…. NEVER.
    ——————–
    We’ll considering this is only Mahone’s 2ND Year in the league and 1St as a starte…I do not see Mahone’s wilting under the big time lights on the big stage, I anticipate quite the opposite. He a young gun singer who will thrive in the excitement of the environment

  31. Put Montana in his prime in today’s AFC Least and with Coach Belichick and theres no doubt he would duplicate or improve on Brady’s success. Success is a team accomplishment not a QB accomplishment. I do not consider that a valid reason to put Brady at or near the greatest.
    ——
    I never understood why people always use hypotheticals like this as fact.

    Or maybe I should say Brady would have won more rings with the 49ers than Montana did with all that talent around him and no cap. The AFC back then wasn’t very good. Brady beat better opponents than Montana did in the Super Bowl. Montana never even made a Super Bowl without a top 8 scoring defense so why couldn’t Brady do the same thing? 🙂

  32. I just feel that Patriots win this matchup. No real good reason to justify the feeling, I don’t want to feel this way, but I have it.

  33. Just this…IF, and its a big “IF”, the Chiefs defense plays like it did against the Colts, Brady will feel every one of his 41 years and will retire after this loss.

    Then again, if the Chiefs D comes out and plays like it has most of the season, the Pats will win another shoot out.

  34. He a young gun singer
    —-
    That has its drawbacks too. Favre was a gun slinger and he made his share of big time blunders.

  35. beachsidejames says:
    January 15, 2019 at 6:44 am
    TB12 has been to the AFC Championship the last 8 straight years. Mahomes…. NEVER.
    ———-
    I mean it’s Mahone’s 2ND Year 1St as a starter how many AFCCG’S should he have been to? I think 1 for 1 is the equivalent of batting 1000. He’ll be just fine. Especially at home. Brady’s been to 8 row VA Mahone’s zero. Brady might be bored of this, he also know he’d getting close to retirement. And his chances at another sb are running out. Pressures on Brady

  36. Brady is the GOAT. Not even close. And that description of “the old man vs. the kid” is right on target. Can Brady and the Pats do it yet again? Maybe. I hope so. But even if they don’t we’ll ALWAYS have that Super Bowl win against Atlanta to remember as the best game ever played by any team. I’m still feeling thrilled over that comeback. Brady may be the ghost of Christmas past and Mahomes the ghost of Christmas future… the “next Brady”… but while Brady is getting older I’d still like to see him and the Pats win it all one more time. Go Pats!!!

  37. vaphinfan says:
    January 15, 2019 at 7:31 am
    Good thing is the amount of cheating will be dailed down not playing in Foxboro. Not eliminated, just not as much. Then the Chiefs have to worry about the refs. Reid must be that much better of a coach for the Chiefs to be favorites after all that

    Wait a minute….you forgot to mention the army of stealth drones that Belichick calls in from Pluto every week. Everyone knows that!

    Man, do our trolls need to go back to troll school or what?

  38. araidersfan says:
    January 15, 2019 at 9:26 am

    Belichick is up there with Paul Brown and Tom Landry. The Brown/Graham combination was unstoppable for a period of several years.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    I didn’t mean to insult Brown/Graham or any other HC or QB. I simply thought I had listed enough to make the point. Graham is consistently left out of the “Best QB” conversations because of his era and the ignorance of those typically involved in the discussion.

  39. Brady is turning into Rivers…. No one likes me, no one believes in me, cry cry cry… not a good look.

  40. FinFan68 says:
    January 15, 2019 at 9:03 am
    araidersfan says:
    January 15, 2019 at 6:17 am
    The 2 teams are pretty evenly matched. Mahomes is by-far the best QB in the league this year and Reid is a fine regular season HC but the Pats have a ton of successful playoff experience and Belichik is in the discussion for all-time best HC.

    I think the odds-makers recognize the even-match up since in such cases the rule of thumb is to favor the home team by a FG.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    There is no discussion. He is the best ever by a fairly wide margin. You can credit Brady for much of that but if you look at the all-time great coaches they had good QBs as well. Lombardi/Starr, Landry/Staubach, Noll/Bradshaw, Walsh/Montana, Shula/Griese/Marino, etc.

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    Read Vince Lombardi’s biography and then talk to me about how Belichick is the best coach ever.
    Lombardi is the greatest coach ever. Not only was he the greatest football coach ever, he took a small Catholic high school’s basketball team (Saint Cecilia in Englewood, N.J.) to their one and only state championship, too. The amazing thing was, Vince took the job because they couldn’t get anyone else and he didn’t know a thing about basketball. He went to the library and read everything he could get his hands on about basketball and the result was a state championship. Amazing.
    He also became the head coach of the Redskins for one year after he left the Packers and took what was a perennial door mat of a team to a .500 record in his first year. Unfortunately, he died after that year. Sonny Jurgensen, the great Redskins QB, was talked out of retiring and played for Lombardi that year. He has said in that one year he learned more about playing QB from Lombardi than he learned by playing all the years and with all the coaches combined that he had played for.
    I am not slighting Belichick one bit. He is the best head coach of his era by leaps and bounds. But there is a reason the Super Bowl trophy is called The Lombardi Trophy. If there’s a football team in Heaven, there’s no doubt who the head coach is and will always be — Vince Lombardi.
    Oh — one more thing. When Lombardi got to Green Bay, Bart Starr had already been there for 3 years. He had been a 17th round pick in the 1956 draft (the 200th player selected). The Packers QB in Vince’s first year was a guy the Packers had traded for, Lamar McHan. Mchan hurt his leg in mid season (1959) and Starr replaced him. McHan was again the starter for 4 games in 1960, but Lombardi switched to Starr in the 5th game. Starr won 8 games as the starter and took the Packers to the NFL championship game against the Eagles. The Eagles won that game, and it was the only championship game Lombardi lost. He won 5 of the next 7 championships, including three in a row.
    As good as Belichick has been, there is only one Vince Lombardi. Everyone else is below him.

  41. I honestly don’t see this game ending in any scenario other than one where the Patriots add to their NFL-record number of conference championship game losses.

  42. It’s nerve wracking, and at the same time, a lot of fun to look forward to a matchup of this level.
    I think NE surprised a few last week….and perhaps the team themselves. When you hit that pitch out of the park, something changes in your psyche. You got your mojo back… a surge of excitement at knowing what you can do.

    That carries into the next game… I don’t care where.

    got my MOJO goin
    mmhmm.
    got my mojo mmhmm,
    goin’ on.

  43. KCis at home so their sideline coms probably will not become inoperable at the most crucial moment.
    _________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Let’s hope not. If so, the NFL would have some explaining to do given they are the ones that control the communication.

    This is getting comical now.

  44. I honestly don’t see this game ending in any scenario other than one where the Patriots add to their NFL-record number of conference championship game losses.
    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    This is always a laughable comment. Even when they lose in conference championship games, it means they were more successful then 28 other teams that year. Losing in the AFCCG, while a letdown, is not really a knock. Would you rather they miss out on the playoffs entirely?

  45. I cannot wait for kickoff and I am extra excited that the NE KC game is the latter one so there is time for the temperature to drop even further.

    It is going to be really exciting to see Brady look everyone of his 41 years. To see those balls frozen solid and feel like they have 35psi on those cold, stiff hands.

    I really hope KC knocks him down repeatedly and he ends up getting that Brett Favre circa Jan 2008 look on his face. I witnessed that up close since I was at that Packers/Giants Championship game and had the up close look at Favre’s face.

    He wanted nothing to do with playing football in that weather and my guess is that if the weather predictions are accurate, Brady is going out this season looking just like Favre did – frozen, old, and a loser.

  46. NFL-record number of conference championship game losses…

    gotta be in the game to lose it.
    Flip that script, my friend.

    How many teams would have loved to be in those games?

  47. bordner says:
    January 15, 2019 at 10:15 am
    I honestly don’t see this game ending in any scenario other than one where the Patriots add to their NFL-record number of conference championship game losses.
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    FWIW, Steelers have 8 championship game losses. As of today, the Patriots have 4 championship game losses.

    To the Steelers credit, they have also appeared in the most championship games (16).

    Why there are people on this site who believe it is better to not reach a championship game, or not reach a Super Bowl, than it is to lose such a game, remains a mystery to me.

    It is great to be the champion, and it is better to play in that game, even if you lose, than be out playing golf, win or lose.

  48. FinFan68 says:

    I didn’t mean to insult Brown/Graham or any other HC or QB. I simply thought I had listed enough to make the point. Graham is consistently left out of the “Best QB” conversations because of his era and the ignorance of those typically involved in the discussion.

    ———————

    I think Graham is left out because he only played in the NFL for 6 years. The first 4 yrs he played in the AAFC. But he should be seen as one of the greats. Guy was a WINNER. Played in the Championship game every year for 6 straight years in the NFL (3-3).

  49. Braz says:
    January 15, 2019 at 9:22 am
    Brady’s success is not an argument that he is GOAT. Put Montana in his prime in today’s AFC Least and with Coach Belichick and theres no doubt he would duplicate or improve on Brady’s success.

    ———-

    You mean the guy who played with a bunch of HOf teammates and could only muster his way to 4 SBs? Please child….

  50. Can someone tell me why some posters see NE putting up such low numbers?
    What is it about the Chiefs that suggests their defense is shutting down NE?

    It doesn’t add up, especially considering how NE has played against the Chiefs, and how NE has played the last few weeks.

    But, who knows?
    On the other hand, KC might find themselves thrown off by new wrinkles that stymie their game.
    The cold certainly makes running with the ball a stronger play.

  51. I always have a vision of Tom Brady’s career ending in an Otto Graham type way. Brady on his knees, bloody and mud covered and best of all: defeated.

    Hopefully, the Chiefs can deliver this vision.

  52. raymondmac says:
    January 15, 2019 at 10:57 am
    Can someone tell me why some posters see NE putting up such low numbers?
    What is it about the Chiefs that suggests their defense is shutting down NE?
    ——
    Probably the win over the Colts. Honestly they should have been shut out.

    Of course the Dolts were complete frauds who had no business in the playoffs. The Chiefs defense will step up in weight class and play the best and most balanced team they’ve faced at home this season by a mile.

  53. For all of you who are convinced that KC is going to blow the Pats out, please put a ton of money down on them so the Pats line goes to 4 or 5. I’ll check back later this week on the lines before placing my bets – thanks!

    Pats at 3 is nice, getting 4 or 5 would be like stealing.

  54. Once again this weekend has proven how important the bye week is. A bye is equivalent to a 100% chance to win in week 1 of the playoffs with no risk of injury. Then the extra prep week is key.

    Two critical differences in this game compared to the last time the Patriots played the Chiefs. No Kareem Hunt. He was a complete killer in previous games and a big play nightmare. I don’t think the Chiefs have been quite as explosive since he’s been off the team. They were still scoring 30+ but down about 4 points a game on average and they were in some close games down the stretch. Also, Justin Houston coming back. Makes a big different on the defensive side of the ball. He played great against Indy.

    I truly believe that the debacle at Miami and the subsequent loss to the Steelers kind of righted the Patriots ship for the season and they are playing like a team and firing on all cylinders now. I suspect (and hope) the road woes are solved and they won’t beat themselves.

    Mahomes is too young and too good to know what Playoff pressure is yet.

    I expect a great game.

    Not sure what the impact of extreme cold will be, but the most physical team could prevail in that case as it certainly hurts to get hit in that temp.

    Go Patriots!!

  55. I can’t shake the feeling that Max Kellerman works for Belichick and is currently receiving a large plastic bag full of money from him. Let’s hope so.

  56. They will have the Deflategate referee officiating. Not only are the Pats underdogs now but hunted dogs too.

  57. I hope some intrepid soul brings a PSI gauge and lines up some footballs…while a camera records them measuring… all during the game.

    I bet the league would sic an entire SWAT team on that operation.
    Can’t have folks actually seeing with their own eyes that the Ideal Gas Law is for real.

  58. Tom Brady is the greatest QB that ever graced an NFL football field with his presence. He knows that weaklings don’t belong in pro football and that’s why he laughs when he beats them to a pulp every week!

    I’m glad he’s MY quarterback. All hail the king! 🙂

    #TriggerAPatriotHater

  59. FinFan68 says:
    January 15, 2019 at 9:03 am
    araidersfan says:
    January 15, 2019 at 6:17 am
    The 2 teams are pretty evenly matched. Mahomes is by-far the best QB in the league this year and Reid is a fine regular season HC but the Pats have a ton of successful playoff experience and Belichik is in the discussion for all-time best HC.

    I think the odds-makers recognize the even-match up since in such cases the rule of thumb is to favor the home team by a FG.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    There is no discussion. He is the best ever by a fairly wide margin.

    ———

    Correct, there is no discussion: The guy who has been regularly caught cheating every way imaginable for the better part of 19 years isn’t in ANY legitimate discussions for best head coach ever. He is however the biggest cheater and owns THAT record by a very wide margin.

  60. Braz says:
    January 15, 2019 at 9:22 am
    Brady’s success is not an argument that he is GOAT. Put Montana in his prime in today’s AFC Least and with Coach Belichick and theres no doubt he would duplicate or improve on Brady’s success. Success is a team accomplishment not a QB accomplishment. I do not consider that a valid reason to put Brady at or near the greatest.

    By your own logic Montana is in the same situation as Brady so with one more ring, the only quantifiable commonality, Brady comes out on top.

    Opinions about what Montana might have done had he been born 25 years later are pointless mental gymnastics. Even Joe Cool himself would chuckle and explain the flaw in your flue.

  61. nyneal says:
    January 15, 2019 at 10:02 am

    …I am not slighting Belichick one bit. He is the best head coach of his era by leaps and bounds. But there is a reason the Super Bowl trophy is called The Lombardi Trophy.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Yes, there was a reason and it is not because Lombardi is the greatest coach as you seem to believe. Actually, there are a couple of reasons. The main reason it was renamed prior to Super Bowl V is because it was played a couple months after Lombardi died. The league was honoring him because of his recent death, the fact he won the first two combined championships of two distinct leagues and to symbolically finalize the merger of the two leagues into a single league with two conferences which happened just prior to that particular season. Nice history lesson but next time don’t omit the facts that damage your point. We are all free to have our own opinions. If you believe Lombardi is still the greatest head coach the league has ever had then you absolutely have the right to be wrong. 😉

  62. Vegas only cares about money so their assessment is probably pretty accurate.

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

    It baffles me how people still don’t understand how this works. The oddsmakers aren’t making assessments of the teams; they are making assessments of the betting public’s perceptions, setting the line where they think it will promote equal wagering on each side. They are usually wrong, which makes the line move in an effort to correct it.

    But, by all means, keep on wagering in ignorance.

  63. venomraider says:
    January 15, 2019 at 11:31 am
    The guy who has been regularly caught cheating every way imaginable for the better part of 19 years isn’t in ANY legitimate discussions for best head coach ever.

    Who exactly is that who was caught cheating in “every way imaginable”? Was he the guy who tried to trip a player on the field during a game? Good thing you’re not prone to hyperbolic misinformation.

  64. venomraider says:
    January 15, 2019 at 11:31 am
    The guy who has been regularly caught cheating every way imaginable for the better part of 19 years isn’t in ANY legitimate discussions for best head coach ever.

    Who exactly is that who was caught cheating in “every way imaginable”? Was he the guy who tried to trip a player on the field during a game? Good thing you’re not prone to hyperbolic misinformation.

  65. Oh please… Brady is greater than Montana. He has the rings and the trophies to prove it. Brady NEVER cheated. That’s fact. Roger Goodell was the one who manufactured scandals to cheat the Patriots. Whereas Rice admitted that he had stickums on his gloves. That’s a clear advantage on hauling balls for touchdowns and wins. But go ahead haters. Torment yourselves at your own leisure. Blitz For Six on the way. And oh…. the Patriots were the underdogs too against the Chargers. See how that turned out? The Patriots are very vulnerable this year for all kinds of reasons yet they are “ Still Here.” If they can not be beaten this year at their weakest, better luck to other teams next year when they get their act together.

  66. TruthfulDolphinsFanNotWearingBlinders says:
    January 15, 2019 at 7:39 am
    Thanks to the Miami Miracle or this game is in NE with the Pats favored by 5.☺
    +++++++++++++++++++
    Thanks to Belichick for putting Gronk out there.

  67. Roger Goodell was the one who manufactured scandals to cheat the Patriots.

    ——
    Of course he did. Why else would the league make a big deal out of collecting PSI measurements and then suddenly drop it? You know why that happened. So do I. So does anyone with a brain.

    I can’t WAIT for Belichick’s book after he retires. Patriot Hater shook just thinking about it 🙂

  68. vaphinfan says:
    January 15, 2019 at 7:31 am
    Good thing is the amount of cheating will be dailed down not playing in Foxboro. Not eliminated, just not as much. Then the Chiefs have to worry about the refs. Reid must be that much better of a coach for the Chiefs to be favorites after all that

    Ah yes the cheating! Yes, yes – they have been cheating for what 18 years now? How is it that they are not undefeated?? How on earth are they losing games? With all that cheating, how did they ever lose those two Superbowls to the Giants? With all that cheating, how on earth did they lose to the Eagles last year?? I just don’t understand it!

  69. slick50kc says:
    January 15, 2019 at 7:44 am

    In the first game they played this year, the Pats weren’t called for a single penalty. There’s home cookin, and then there’s just ridiculous.
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    They committed at least two that day, one offsetting and one declined, Zero penalties accepted.
    #fakenews

  70. It is supposed be around 5F in KC for this game. Brady is proven in tough conditions. It will be interesting to see if the weather will impact KC’s offense, and Mahomes in particular.

  71. “It is going to be really exciting to see Brady look everyone of his 41 years. To see those balls frozen solid and feel like they have 35psi on those cold, stiff hands.”

    Um, cold makes PSI go down, not up SMH . Like most Pats haters you’re not very good at science

    BTW was almost as cold last weekend in Foxboro as it will be in KC this weekend, he did not look at all 41, frozen, cold, stiff or any of the other things you’re screaming in prayer will happen

  72. FinFan68 says:
    January 15, 2019 at 11:36 am
    nyneal says:
    January 15, 2019 at 10:02 am

    …I am not slighting Belichick one bit. He is the best head coach of his era by leaps and bounds. But there is a reason the Super Bowl trophy is called The Lombardi Trophy.
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    Yes, there was a reason and it is not because Lombardi is the greatest coach as you seem to believe. Actually, there are a couple of reasons. The main reason it was renamed prior to Super Bowl V is because it was played a couple months after Lombardi died. The league was honoring him because of his recent death, the fact he won the first two combined championships of two distinct leagues and to symbolically finalize the merger of the two leagues into a single league with two conferences which happened just prior to that particular season. Nice history lesson but next time don’t omit the facts that damage your point. We are all free to have our own opinions. If you believe Lombardi is still the greatest head coach the league has ever had then you absolutely have the right to be wrong. 😉

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    I heard the late Pete Rozelle himself point out those things you mentioned, but then he added it was also to honor the greatest coach in the history of the NFL. I will take what the late, great Pete Rozelle said over what you say any day.

  73. raymondmac says:
    January 15, 2019 at 12:25 pm
    Anyone notice how the Colts shut down KC in the 2nd Half?

    I think KC is whistling past the ice rink, my friends.
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    I noticed how Andy took his foot off the gas. It’s one of Andy’s worst habits. Get out to a big lead and then try to coast in. Extremely frustrating for fans.

  74. Go back to the end of the first half in the divisional playoffs for an example of why the Pats are some combination of admired and loathed. Pats were punting. Drained the play clock and took a false start with 1 second left. This allowed them 5 yards of breathing room, reset the game clock AND allowed them to burn even more of the play clock. They then downed the punt at the 2 yard line and effectively eliminated any chance of San Diego mounting a drive through a combination of preparation and shrewd use of the rules.

    It’s the stuff that never gets attention, and its why they so often win. It was impressive, but also kind of eye rollingly annoying. It’s not cheating, but it kind of FEELS like cheating to use the rules like that. And if every team did it football would be no fun to watch.

  75. nyneal says:
    January 15, 2019 at 1:36 pm
    FinFan68 says:
    January 15, 2019 at 11:36 am
    nyneal says:
    January 15, 2019 at 10:02 am

    …I am not slighting Belichick one bit. He is the best head coach of his era by leaps and bounds. But there is a reason the Super Bowl trophy is called The Lombardi Trophy.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Yes, there was a reason and it is not because Lombardi is the greatest coach as you seem to believe. Actually, there are a couple of reasons. The main reason it was renamed prior to Super Bowl V is because it was played a couple months after Lombardi died. The league was honoring him because of his recent death, the fact he won the first two combined championships of two distinct leagues and to symbolically finalize the merger of the two leagues into a single league with two conferences which happened just prior to that particular season. Nice history lesson but next time don’t omit the facts that damage your point. We are all free to have our own opinions. If you believe Lombardi is still the greatest head coach the league has ever had then you absolutely have the right to be wrong. 😉

    ________________________________________________________________________________________

    I heard the late Pete Rozelle himself point out those things you mentioned, but then he added it was also to honor the greatest coach in the history of the NFL. I will take what the late, great Pete Rozelle said over what you say any day.

    More revisionist history.

    Here’s the real deal,
    Lombardi lost his battle on September 3, 1970 at the age of 57.Upon hearing of Vince Lombardi’s death, NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle made the decision to rename the Super Bowl trophy to the “Vince Lombardi Trophy.”

    Rozelle said that Lombardi stood for excellence, leadership and success. He also said that it was a great way to honor Vince Lombardi after losing his life to cancer and to pay tribute to the Packers victories in the first two Super Bowls.

    In summation, it was certainly his death from cancer, not his achievements, that led to the trophy’s name. Had he not died, it may very likely have been named differently.

  76. eaglesmaina says:
    January 15, 2019 at 9:23 am
    Gotta love Pats fans. Funny how they forget how many asterisks should be by some of those wins.

    Chiefs 42
    Pats 28

    Chiefs are winning it all. Mahomes IS that good.
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    Any Eagles players joining on your sofa for the game?
    By the way, your post deserves an asterisk for stupidity.

  77. miltsworld says:
    January 15, 2019 at 2:13 pm
    Old man Brady will likely be a frozen statue in that minus five degree weather. He better get the ball out fast!

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    Last I checked, Brady plays in the Northeast and not under a dome. He’s played in the cold before — many times. Which makes your comment and epic fail.

  78. nyneal says:
    January 15, 2019 at 1:36 pm

    I heard the late Pete Rozelle himself point out those things you mentioned, but then he added it was also to honor the greatest coach in the history of the NFL. I will take what the late, great Pete Rozelle said over what you say any day.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    That was then, this is now. Tell me, what is Rozelle’s assessment of Belichick’s coaching requirements? Yeah, that’s right…he died before there were any. He may have been right then (debatable, if he even actually said that) but time has a way of making historical statements seem silly.

    “There is not the slightest indication that nuclear energy will ever be obtainable. It would mean that the atom would have to be shattered at will.” – Albert Einstein, 1932

  79. Well, to his credit, Einstein got a couple things right.
    btw did you know he originally held that the universe was static?
    Al was friends with an amateur physicist and theologian who argued against the static model in favor of an expanding universe… later adopted by the immigrant professor at Princeton.

  80. What very well makes mahoomes a great QB could also be his demise in this game….Just saying

  81. 15 > 12

    Most don’t see it coming, but it’ll be Mahomes over Goff to win Super Bowl LIII.

    Brady will be sitting and watching — with deflated balls.

    You read it here first.

  82. Brady hasn’t won a road playoff game since 2006

    Pat’s are 3-5 on the road this year. All 5 teams did not make the playoffs.

    Chiefs actually have one of the best defenses at home in the league. Highest points allowed home vs. away differential in all of football.

    Mahomes is the the equivalent of a love-child between Tiger Woods and Michael Jordan. Flipping amazing plays when they matter most. It’s must-watch TV.

    This game is going to the Chiefs.

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