Patriots advance to yet another Super Bowl

AP

For all the controversial calls. For all the potential on the other sideline, two things remain constant.

The Patriots have Bill Belichick, and they have Tom Brady.

That’s why they’re heading to yet another Super Bowl.

The one way to make sure Patrick Mahomes didn’t lead the Chiefs back again was to not let him have the chance, as the Patriots took the first possession of overtime and drove for a touchdown, with Rex Burkhead plowing in for the score and giving them a 37-31 win.

The Patriots will face the Rams in Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta in two weeks, for a shot at a sixth title between the best coach and quarterback in the game.

And that game will have to work to match this one.

The lead changed hands five times in the fourth quarter, as a game that was slow to start reached a frantic pace late.

The Patriots dominated the first half, pulling out to a 14-0 lead, and holding the high-powered Chiefs to 32 yards in the first 30 minutes. And that included a 42-yard pass to Tyreek Hill, which underscores the job the Patriots defense did.

The Chiefs did what they have done so often this season, getting hot on offense. Mahomes finished with three touchdowns in the second half, doing everything he could.

But for all the subplots we’ll talk about for the next few days (pick plays, Julian Edelman‘s thumbs, fourth down calls which didn’t work and then they did, the officiating, again), Brady stepped in to do what he has done so often.

After a penalty wiped out an interception, Brady hit Rob Gronkowski for a 25-yard completion, and then Rex Burkhead scored from 4 yards out on the following play for the lead.

It was an 84-second drive for what appeared to be a game-winning score. But that left 39 seconds for Mahomes, and he moved them quickly into position for a field goal and a chance for a coin flip.

But Brady didn’t give him another one, leading a 13-play, 75-yard march for the winner.

And a shot at even more history.

336 responses to “Patriots advance to yet another Super Bowl

  1. The fact that both teams don’t get the ball in overtime in the NFL is absolute bull. Screw the Patriots. GO RAMS!!!!!!

  2. I didn’t give the Pats enough credit in the championship predictions thread. I had them by 3. Damn overtime rules!

  3. Congrats! Another superbowl that anyone outside of New England could give a damn about. Lets thank the officiating for ruining two deserving teams like kc and the saints from reaching the superbowl..

  4. ‪In a world where Kirk Cousins is paid $28,000,000 a year, Tom Brady should command $166,040,000 a year.‬

    ‪You could literally surround Brady with 52 first year players making the minimum of $480,000 and would still have a better chance to win a super bowl.‬

  5. Andy Reid got out coached again, your defense is gassed and you are sitting on 3 time outs. Major choke job.

  6. You know what I love the most about the Pats being back in the Super Bowl? The idiot media that had nothing better to do last off-season than make up drama about this team just got told what’s up!

  7. What a great game.

    Well done KC, it is a shame someone has to lose a game like that. But I am happy for my team to go onto another Super Bowl.

  8. Anyone who thinks that Brady is not the GOAT is insane – this from a Giants fan. Dee Ford gets the dummy of the game award – his off sides cost KC a trip to the SB. Stew on that for then next 6 months.

  9. My gawd, this one almost killed me!!!!!!!

    IN YOUR FACE, all you Brady haters!!!! He’s 41, he’s awesome, and he ain’t done by ANY stretch!!!!!

  10. Between the missed DPI in the Saints game and the phantom Roughing the Passer in this one, the NFL has proven the fix is in.

    Also, the OT rules suck. Play the whole 15 or just give the coin toss winner the game.

  11. Great game, refs! Beautiful roughing the passer call on Tammy on a crucial drive. Brady got outplayed by a second year QB and threw two INTs, typical of his awful postseason play.

  12. Florio has been saying it for years: When a championship game is decides by a first-possession TD in overtime, then will the league change the OT rules to give each team at least one possession, at least in playoff games.
    P.s. Why dont coaches like Andy Reid today or Dan Quinn in the SB a couple years ago use their timeouts in OT when their defense is in clear backpedal mode? Use your 3 timeouts one after another to give your D a rest and to regroup, like basketball coaches do when the opponent is on a run.

  13. God I hope he retires after this one. Begin and end with the rams. Go spend time with your family for Christ Sake. The guy has played a whole season worth of games in the post season.

  14. Seriously though. One of the best games I’ve ever seen. Chiefs are such a great team. Honestly i was impressed by that defense the TD drive notwithstanding.

    Chin up Chiefs fans. You’ll get another shot very soon.

  15. Chiefs lost to the Pats, Chargers, Seahawks and Rams this year.

    They were a good team, but not really the cream of the crop that some would have you believe.

  16. .
    I can’t believe how that Chiefs defender DARED to touch brady!!!!
    HOW DARE HE! Don’t you dare lay a finger on my tommies chest! ROUGHING THE PASSER!!!

  17. Great game, lived up to it’s billing! KC and Mahomes never gave up (even though a few of their fans actually left!!). Some duff calls by refs both ways, little between these teams. Like I said before the game, these are the two top AFC teams next year too, and until Brady retires.

  18. The Chiefs defense sucks. The only reason they had the number one seed is because their offense is great and with as bad as their defense is the offense needed to be great.

  19. fliferfan22 says:
    January 20, 2019 at 10:18 pm
    Congrats! Another superbowl that anyone outside of New England could give a damn about. Lets thank the officiating for ruining two deserving teams like kc and the saints from reaching the superbowl..


    NOBODY CARES what people outside of NE think

    Brady 9 Sb. GOAT

  20. Brady wasn’t as sharp as he should have been but was locked in when it mattered. Run game was great and the defense did all they could. Bad calls on both sides like the phantom pi call against Jackson and the phantom roughing the passer call against Brady were irksome but didn’t directly lead to the result like the first game did. Brady needs to be better against the Rams, but this one was pretty sweet.

  21. Give props to New England. They took advantage of their opportunity: The chiefs scoring and leaving them 2:01 to score the game winner or at least tighten the game into OT. If the chiefs sit on the ball, Tom Brady has less time to work with.

    Again, congratulations New England.

  22. Normally I have called out the Patriots for cheating in the past but no more, the referees did EVERYTHING in their power to shaft the Patriots and carry the Chiefs into the Super Bowl. Most obvious and lopsided game I have ever seen in that regard. Congrats to the Patriots for playing the Chiefs AND the referees and still winning.

  23. What a great matchup…West Coast vs East Coast
    What a poorly officiated game. The Roughing the passer on KC was horrid.

    The NFL desperately needs to correct these.

  24. Why would anybody ever bet against Brady and the Pats? Was there ever even a doubt when the Pats won the coin flip that Brady would march them down the field for a TD?

  25. I’ve seen players in the neutral zone all year and never called….but today they call it and that decides the game. Unbelievable

  26. sigbouncer says:
    January 17, 2019 at 2:13 pm

    It’s hard to get behind Jared Goff here. Goff is poor under pressure and one of these days a defensive coordinator is gonna have his guys jump routes at the hashmarks (Goff’s favorite target areas).

    The smart money in AFC/NFC Championships goes on the home teams. But it looks like the Patriots and Rams have the advantage defensively and in the running game on offense. And that wins championships. So give me both of the dogs here.

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    Cha-Ching

  27. jbaxt says:
    January 20, 2019 at 10:17 pm

    Hey Andy, your loyalty to Bob Sutton cost you a Super Bowl. Fire him tomorrow!
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    Yep. That bozo needs to go.

  28. Today is the NFL’s worst nightmare .

    The NFC Gets decided in OT due to an egregious blown call that can’t be changed because of a bad rule.

    Then the AFC gets decided in OT without the likely league MVP touching the ball due to a bad rule.

  29. You will never see this in any sport again.

    The team records are just mind blowing at this rate. Back in the early 90s the pats were a laughing stock. Never did I ever think I would see almost 20 years of just continued excellence.

    Just wow…

  30. Former Cheaters linebacker Ted Johnson, in an interview with USA TODAY in 2005:

    “Every now and then I’d get a sheet, one hour before the game, with a list of audibles for our opponent. I don’t know how, but they just showed up.”

    There’s a reason Goodell destroyed the evidence before anyone could see it.

  31. gmen05 says:
    January 20, 2019 at 10:19 pm
    Great game, refs! Beautiful roughing the passer call on Tammy on a crucial drive. Brady got outplayed by a second year QB and threw two INTs, typical of his awful postseason play.

    Cry some more PLEASE.

    What did he do in the 4th and OT? Exactly, you have nothing

    Oh and think about this all off season
    The Patriots have won MORE SB since 2011 than you sorry Giants have won Playoff games.

  32. Best QB and coach combo in football history. Might be the best each too.

    And I’m so tired of watching them win. Yawn.

  33. Dee Ford lines up correctly and the narrative is Brady throws three int’s and chief’s go to SB. Not a KC fan but would be soooo pissed if I was.

  34. If Tommy wins the SB this year, my guess is he retires and sails off into the sunset. Then Massachusetts secedes from the union and becomes a monarchy, declaring Brady king.

  35. Thank GOD that I don’t have to hear about how “great” Pat Mahomes is for the next 2 weeks. That is what would happen, the media wouldn’t bother with Jared Goff, but Mahones is a black QB, the media’s preferred type of QB.

  36. Chiefs fan … your time will come. Mahomes will have a chance to win 5 SBs of his own once Brady or Belichick retire. He is a beast. But it would help if he had better coaches.

  37. Win on a TD then game over. The way it should be.

    Winning on a FG was a problem and it’s fixed. Leave it alone.

  38. Wow….. the WWE, um, I mean the NFL, makes the matchup that should make it the most profit. Not saying that the putrid KC defense deserved to win the game, but gee whiz, who didn’t see this coming?

  39. gmen05 says:
    January 20, 2019 at 10:19 pm
    Great game, refs! Beautiful roughing the passer call on Tammy on a crucial drive. Brady got outplayed by a second year QB and threw two INTs, typical of his awful postseason play.

    They called it 1 time on BOTH teams. And it was the right call both times.

  40. Just give NE the trophy. Unbelievable refereeing today. Game-changing blown calls. How is it possible?

  41. I can’t root for the Rams and hear how McVay is a genius blah, blah, blah. Let the GOAT be the GOAT again. Might as well cement him on Olympus with the other greats like MJ and Ruth. Good luck Pats.

  42. vancouversportsbro says:
    January 20, 2019 at 10:19 pm

    So predictable. Another super bowl with the patriots backed by the league office. I bet they lose in the first half then make “adjustments” to win.
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    So based on what you watched, your conclusion is that the league office orchestrated this outcome by allowing KC to mug receivers and commit blatant offensive PI with no flags?

  43. nfliferfan22 says:
    January 20, 2019 at 10:18 pm
    Congrats! Another superbowl that anyone outside of New England could give a damn about. Lets thank the officiating for ruining two deserving teams like kc and the saints from reaching the superbowl..

    Seems to me that KC got cheap calls against Jackson, and didn’t call an obvious pick against KC. Cry Baby cry!

  44. vancouversportsbro says:
    January 20, 2019 at 10:19 pm
    So predictable. Another super bowl with the patriots backed by the league office. I bet they lose in the first half then make “adjustments” to win.

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    Did you even watch the 2 games today? LA got handed the game and the zebras hosed New England

  45. Hate the Pats…….

    …..but you have to tip your hat to Brady, McDaniels and Belichick, they are just the best ever. To have this level of success in an era where everything is set up to stop repeated success, the current Patriots dynasty is just incredible.

    Those three 3rd and longs by Brady to drive down in OT to win it were just simply stone cold…….

  46. vicnocal says:
    January 20, 2019 at 10:19 pm
    Florio has been saying it for years: When a championship game is decides by a first-possession TD in overtime, then will the league change the OT rules to give each team at least one possession, at least in playoff games.
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    You do realize the Patriots won the Super Bowl in overtime just two years ago in the same manner???

  47. The Chiefs look like they will be back for years to come. Mahomes is the real deal. This could be a good step in his development.

    Anyone else get the feeling the Patriots are going to clobber the Rams?

  48. I’m almost 40 and the Pats have been dominating the league since I was 20. Parity they say. Sure. The league profits more when a team dominates like this, due to most sports fans being of the bandwagoning “root for whoever wins” types. Just makes you wonder. LA + Pats sure = a happy NFL.

  49. It is too bad K.C. could not find a way to get Kelce and Hill the ball more often. It is also too bad Dee Ford lined up off sides on an INT that would have (99%) ended the game. The phantom face mask call was too—-nah, that was awful and unforgivable…most of all, it was too bad the Chiefs did not win the OT coin toss because Mahomes was in the zone just as much as Brady was and would have marched the team down the field….hang in their Coach Reid, that kid may take the Chiefs to a Super Bowl in the next couple of seasons(you need to improve the Defense though, especially the secondary!).

    I’m not a fan of either team, but respect how hard they both played….good game…

  50. dizzybruhbruh33 says:
    January 20, 2019 at 10:17 pm
    Congrats to the Pats, but it’s extremely annoying that the Chiefs don’t even get to touch the ball all because of a coin flip.

    Would you be saying the same thing had KC won the coin toss and scored a TD?

  51. deprado1 says:
    January 20, 2019 at 10:19 pm

    Anyone who thinks that Brady is not the GOAT is insane – this from a Giants fan. Dee Ford gets the dummy of the game award – his off sides cost KC a trip to the SB.

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    You just wrote that a completely stupid in the neutral zone penalty cost KC the game.

    How would those 2 interceptions/turnovers that Brady threw against the 29th ranked defense look had Dee Ford not been in the neutral zone… Still GOAT-like? Brady would have finished just like he did last year costing his team the Super Bowl vs the Eagles with a turnover (fumble).

  52. Sorry Patriot Hater after that DPI that let the Chiefs take the lead – the whining about the refs schtick – that dog don’t hunt tonight.

  53. its all the jets fault..they traded belichick to the patriots & knocked out bledsoe which opened the door for brady.

  54. dizzybruhbruh33 says:
    January 20, 2019 at 10:17 pm
    Congrats to the Pats, but it’s extremely annoying that the Chiefs don’t even get to touch the ball all because of a coin flip.

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    Nope. Game has to end on a TD in OT. Leave it alone.

  55. dizzybruhbruh33 says:
    Congrats to the Pats, but it’s extremely annoying that the Chiefs don’t even get to touch the ball all because of a coin flip.
    —–
    NO. The Defense is on the field as well. They just have to stop the opposing team from scoring a Touchdown. The rule is fine as is.

  56. Bad calls both way in this one. The roughing the passer call against KC was indeed bogus, but the non-call on the pick play on the KC touchdown was equally egregious, and some of the PI calls against the Pats were also bogus. Blaming this outcome on the refs is misguided. The refs did not hit Gronk and Edelman on 3rd and 10 on the winning drive.

  57. Rams vs pats? Yawn. Yet another Superbowl I won’t watch. I think I can check out of the NFL until belichick and Brady retire. Should rename the nfl the NPL national patriots league cuz they own that league. I think I’m officially sick of the nfl. I only watched half the championship games today.

  58. Coaches like Andy Reid are too close to the game in these scenarios. He should have known to go for the touchdown late, like he needed it to win. You’d think these coaches would learn that when playing the Patriots, you have to do the extraordinary to win, see Doug Pederson.

  59. In an offense heavy league, the NFL has no excuse preventing one team from getting the ball on offense in a playoff overtime.

  60. Suppose to watch my blood pressure games like this can’t have helped .9 SB is something that will never be topped and a win would tie all teams with 6 .Man oh man to be a sports fan in Boston sure is fun.

  61. Steelers Fan here, and no doubt about it, Brady and Belichek are the GOATs. No doubt in my mind that as soon as NE won the toss in OT, it was over.

    Two things of note though:
    1) without Dee Ford’s stupid lining up offsides, the game is over;
    2) can’t cry about the OT rule, it’s been in place forever. NE had nothing to do with that.


  62. dryzzt23 says:
    January 20, 2019 at 10:23 pm

    Thank GOD that I don’t have to hear about how “great” Pat Mahomes is for the next 2 weeks. That is what would happen, the media wouldn’t bother with Jared Goff, but Mahones is a black QB, the media’s preferred type of QB.”

    Just gonna go out on a limb here and say you need to look long and hard in the mirror at who the racist one is in this equation.

    Mahomes is outstanding.

  63. “The guy has played a whole season worth of games in the post season.”

    Not even close believe tonight was his 40th post season game, so he’s played 2 1/2 season of post season !

    Absolutely insane isn’t it?

  64. “Andy Reid got out coached again, your defense is gassed and you are sitting on 3 time outs. Major choke job.”

    Yep. One of those subtle things that nobody will remember but yet again another example of fatal flaws a supposedly great coach like Andy Reid has. Yes, he’s the QB whisperer. Yes, he can run a team from top to bottom and generally be a good coach. Problem is the little things will always haunt him like they did for 14 years in Philly.

    As far as Dee Ford? Wow. Coming down to going to the Super Bowl for 1st time in 48 years and he can’t bother himself to make sure he’s lined up correctly. If he does what 99% of D-lineman do on every down plays during meaningless games throughout the year Kansas City is going to the big game. He won’t sleep well tonight.

  65. Whoever started this whole “both teams should touch the ball in OT” bs narrative should take their participation trophy and shove it. Its been sudden death forever. Whah.

  66. Boston sports fan infests the internet as evidenced by the fact anything pro-patriot gets upvoted a ton despite the fact most of the sports world hate the pats with a passion.

  67. I’m jealous of the pats, admitting that. I’m a falcons fan, happy the swamp people are not in it. I will probably not watch the Super Bowl this year, tired of seeing same team in it. Respect the hell out of pats, but not interested. Rams and Chiefs would’ve been very fun and interesting game. I wish the NFL really had parity. Good luck

  68. I’m almost 40 and the Pats have been dominating the league since I was 20. Parity they say. Sure. The league profits more when a team dominates like this, due to most sports fans being of the bandwagoning “root for whoever wins” types. Just makes you wonder. LA + Pats sure = a happy NFL.
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    I think the NFL would prefer a KC/Rams Super Bowl to be honest. Rematch of the historic regular season game. Dynamic young teams, people bored of seeing the Pats year after year. KC had the benefit of more questionable calls in this game than did the Pats, even though I agree that the roughing the passer call was a bad one. Can’t see anybody blaming the refs for this one.

  69. I had no skin the AFC title game today but the OT rules still need to be changed, especially given the favorable lean towards NFL offenses now. Even the offense statistics put up leaguewide this year bear that out.

    Each team should have a possession. Period.

  70. Don’t worry LA fans . the NFL will somehow introduce new unplubished rules that will gift you 2 TD’s just like they did for the Eagles last year.

  71. Another dumb NFL spectacle. OT for a trip to the Super Bowl and one team doesn’t get a chance with the ball. Dumb, dumb, dumb. Not a fan of either team but does this make sense?

  72. randomcommenter says:
    January 20, 2019 at 10:36 pm
    Boston sports fan infests the internet as evidenced by the fact anything pro-patriot gets upvoted a ton despite the fact most of the sports world hate the pats with a passion

    AGAIN!!! Who cares The Patriots have there fans. Nobody cares if EVERYONE outside of there fan base “hates them”.

    It makes it more fun to see comments like yours, CRYBABIES

  73. Very good, entertaining game. KC played their hearts out, but in the end the Pats’ experience proved to be the difference.

    GO PATS!

  74. Brady is the Goat and Edelman his henchman. Nobody could cover him, especially in crunch time. Great game.

  75. firerogergoodellnow says:
    January 20, 2019 at 10:16 pm
    Play
    Against
    The
    Referees &
    Incompetent
    Officials
    That
    Suck
    +++
    Sad that you came up with this.

  76. Well, it was a great run for the Patriots. But I guess all good things must come to an end.

    Wait, what?! Never mind.

    Go Pats!

  77. But this game was over if

    There were quite a few of those. Zero points in the first half doesn’t get it done.

    That being said, the Chiefs have a future. It’s not like it was another Alex Smith disaster. And yes, Reid should have helped his D with a timeout, no question.

  78. minerslung says:
    January 20, 2019 at 10:20 pm
    God I hope he retires after this one. Begin and end with the rams. Go spend time with your family for Christ Sake. The guy has played a whole season worth of games in the post season.
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    He’s going on like 3 seasons of postseason games. He’s played nearly a full season of AFCC games.

  79. Is there really any doubt who is the GOAT – and now dont start this bs about all the cheating and deflategate etc etc – the guy just plays football the way it needs to be played. Better than Montana, better than Manning, Elway, Young Brees, Favre,Marino, – simply the best. And he will unlikely be the hardest to pass. Different greats in different eras but some of them like Gretzky in hockey – will just never be passed.

  80. Welp, I doubted, and they proved me wrong. LA will be a tough out, but win or lose, getting to a Super Bowl is a tremendous accomplishment for this year’s team. Good game all in all, but the Pats weirdly should have won by 10 in regulation while still deserving to lose, so I don’t even know what to tho k right now. But tonight….WE DANCE!!!

  81. I got to see a replay of the bogus roughing-the-passer penalty. To be fair it looked like Edelman got mugged on the play.

  82. Isn’t there some kind of anti trust violation that can be brought against the Patriots to break Belichek and Brady up? I mean jesus, I respect the hell out of them, But isn’t enough enough? Might be great for The Patriots, But not exactly the vision Goodell had for league parody. And while the league is at it, They should check their referee’s heads for concussion with the botched calls in the Saints / Rams game.

  83. I think the Goat thing is dumb, but seriously that dude stands behind no one in the history of the game at his position. Crazy. If there’s one more Tom Brady game, and it wouldnt surprise me if he walks away in two week with one last Lombardi that’d be a heullva ride as I too was just in high school watching that crazy ending back in ’01 and in a few year I’ll be planning my kids high school.

  84. I can’t stand Andy Reid so I was happy to see the Patriots win… but I will say the NFL overtime rules blow. Don’t like the idea that a coin flip can determine a playoff game no matter who’s playing.

  85. thebrownswillalwaysloose says:
    January 20, 2019 at 10:50 pm
    Chiefs were robbed. Officiating was horrible. Hopefully the Rams can do what the Giants and Eagles did

    Penalties

    Patriots 6-61
    Chiefs 4-28

    Tell us crybaby, how they were robbed

  86. vancouversportsbro says:
    January 20, 2019 at 10:19 pm
    So predictable. Another super bowl with the patriots backed by the league office. I bet they lose in the first half then make “adjustments” to win.
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    still mad bro?

  87. Pretty bad officiating, with the roughing the passer phantom call. Also, they call PI on the Pats 3 or 4 times and ignore muggings of Patriots receivers. Not a great game by the officials at all.
    Mahomes is the real deal, and I am guessing he will dominate the league going forward, he’s just crazy good and doesn’t see to do stupid things that will get him hurt. KC needs a good slot guy for sure.

    Brady gets another crack at #6! And with the Rams on the schedule, the circle is complete.

    To all the “both teams should get to touch the ball” thing, THEY BOTH DID. Just not in overtime. Don’t like that? DON’T GO TO OVERTIME.

  88. The refs are terrible, bad calls on both sides, each team can point to numerous bad calls, or missed calls that might have changed the outcome. That doesn’t mean the game is fixed, just ooorly officiated. If you really believe the games are fixed, why would you continue to watch? As for the OT rules, defense is part of the game. If you lose the toss, then your defense has to get a stop. Period. If you can’t stop the other team from driving 70 yards for a TD, I’d say you don’t really have anything to complain about. The Chiefs are great, Mahomes is great, they should play in several of these games, but man, the Patriots just keep coming, and Brady is the greatest winner in NFL history.

  89. Ben Conrad says:
    January 20, 2019 at 10:59 pm
    Stopped watching after the fake ass roughing the passer call.
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    Sure you did

  90. richie747 says:
    January 20, 2019 at 10:17 pm
    Kansas City Defence is a joke

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    I don’t think there should be any dumping on the Chiefs. OMG are they good. They played an incredible game today and an incredible season this year. Respect.

  91. I want to say thanks to my refs. They really bucked up tonight. The phantom roughing the passer call on the Chiefs was a beaut. The dude didnt even touch me. And our guy did thumb the ball. Man, there were so many more. But we deserved every call because, we just do.

    TB12

  92. Thank god we have both Mass General and Beth Isreal up here. They have two of the top cardiac units in the world. Hope they have extra staff on tonight.

  93. They won because of an unforgivable offside and because they won the coin toss. Also got a huge break when Chris Jones left with an injury.

  94. Look at these comments. Why would any of you even bother talking to a Patriots fan? They just punched a ticket to another Superbowl and they’re STILL talking about “haters” and “crybabies” and “snowflakes”. Uggh. That’s why people root against your team, because of your actions in public, more than anything else.

    It matters how you present yourself. It really does.

  95. BillsFanFromTheGreatWhiteNorth says:
    January 20, 2019 at 10:17 pm
    The fact that both teams don’t get the ball in overtime in the NFL is absolute bull. Screw the Patriots. GO RAMS!!!!!!

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    You should just be thankful the Rams had the opportunity of overtime gifted to them.

  96. Former Cheaters linebacker Ted Johnson, in an interview with USA TODAY in 2005:

    “Every now and then I’d get a sheet, one hour before the game, with a list of audibles for our opponent. I don’t know how, but they just showed up.”

    There’s a reason Goodell destroyed the evidence before anyone could see it.

    ——————-

    Ummmm…..not illegal. Nice try though.

  97. One of the best.. If not THE best games of the year..

    Stop hating on the Pats… I know that falls on deaf ears..

    If KC wins the coin toss.. They very well could have won..

    Thank god it wasn’t decided by the refs like the first game..
    ,
    If I’m a New Orleans fan I’m sick to my stomach..

    Go Pats!!

  98. redandgoldhitman52 says:
    January 20, 2019 at 10:56 pm
    PATRIOTS PATRIOTS PATRIOTS!! (in best Jan Brady voice)
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    See how much time and effort you could have saved yourself if you just typed that?
    Cause that’s all anyone got out of it. Enjoy your boycott, maybe we’ll see you next year.

  99. Ben Conrad says:z
    January 20, 2019 at 10:59 pm

    Stopped watching after the fake ass roughing the passer call.
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    What about when Eric Berry mugged Gronkowski all the way down the field that wasn’t flagged?

    Or the blatant offensive PI on KC on the 4th quarter TD that wasn’t called?

    Or the bogus PI calls that were flagged on JC Jackson?

    Did stop watching after any of those?

  100. Ben Conrad says:
    January 20, 2019 at 10:59 pm
    Stopped watching after the fake ass roughing the passer call.

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    That was a break even with two things that happened in that play. There was a blatant DPI committed against Edelman that wasnt called. And then there was a non existent roughing that did get called. The outcome was the same either way, but it would have been more reassuring had they flagged the right penalty.

  101. As a lifelong Cowboys fan, I tip my hat to Brady and Belichick. They’re one tough SOB’s to beat.

  102. What’s the better word? Pathetic, sad, pompous? Yes words used to describe the worst fans in sports. Which is saying a lot when you look at Raiders fans. What the Patriots have accomplished in the past decade plus will probably never be repeated in professional sports. Sadly, when this becomes past tense, a lot of us will more remember the utterly putrid statements from Patsy fans more then the play of the players and coaches.

  103. J K says:
    January 20, 2019 at 11:08 pm

    They won because of an unforgivable offside and because they won the coin toss. Also got a huge break when Chris Jones left with an injury.
    ————————————————————————————
    It is true that these games always come down to just a handful of plays, but the reality is that KC was totally dominated in the first half and fell behind by 14. If they had played even a mediocre first half they would have won.

  104. Pats beat a great team…The Chiefs have a great future. If they win that coin toss,there is probably a different outcome. What a nail-biter! That said,BLITZ FOR SIX is on! GO PATS!!!

  105. J K says:
    January 20, 2019 at 11:08 pm
    They won because of an unforgivable offside and because they won the coin toss. Also got a huge break when Chris Jones left with an injury.

    ———-

    Actually I think they won because they scored more points

  106. dryzzt23 says:
    January 20, 2019 at 10:23 pm
    Thank GOD that I don’t have to hear about how “great” Pat Mahomes is for the next 2 weeks. That is what would happen, the media wouldn’t bother with Jared Goff, but Mahones is a black QB, the media’s preferred type of QB.

    ———

    Ridiculous. The reason the media raves about Mahomes is because the kid was special this year. He makes great throws from everywhere, in every position, and nothing seems to faze him.

    This from a Patriots fan.

  107. As a Chiefs’ fan, let me sum this whole game up for you:

    A fatally flawed veteran head coach who doesn’t understand how to manage a clock and who has no killer instinct and a generational QB in his first year as a starter lost to the best QB/HC combo in NFL history. As a guy who has questioned the refs all year, I can say I don’t think they could have possibly called a more fair game.

    Andy Reid vs Bill Belichick is: Michael Jordan vs, like, maybe Larry Nance? I don’t know, It’s like Jordan versus some guy some people thought was good but he wasn’t really to those who understand how flawed he is. Brady vs a 23 year old Mahomes is exactly what you think it would be. Like 18 year old LeBron against Kobe would be the best comparison.

    Reid will never win a Super Bowl. Philly fans were spot on. And I don’t even hate NE anymore. This game just made me get over it. They want it more, they work harder and they just make it happen. They go above and beyond. That’s why they win.

  108. SWFLPC.INC says:
    January 20, 2019 at 11:11 pm
    Here is an idea for those claiming thSWFLPC.INC says:
    January 20, 2019 at 11:11 pm
    Here is an idea for those claiming the OT rule us “unfair”. Stop the offense and take back the ball.e OT rule us “unfair”. Stop the offense and take back the ball.

    ——————

    ….and if you don’t want to do that, there’s always the option of winning in regulation time.

  109. Sam Von Schamm says:
    January 20, 2019 at 10:23 pm
    Former Cheaters linebacker Ted Johnson, in an interview with USA TODAY in 2005:

    “Every now and then I’d get a sheet, one hour before the game, with a list of audibles for our opponent. I don’t know how, but they just showed up.”

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    I’ll bet he did. I don’t know if any NFL team that doesn’t have a scouting division that studies upcoming opponents and creates reports of their observations. Every defense gets a briefing that includes any trends, tells, giveaways that have been observed in an upcoming opponent. Its totally legal, I believe they call it competition.

  110. People that are making excuses about bad penalty calls and overtime rules forget that those calls went BOTH ways. As for overtime,if you think the rules are unfair,then stop the offense and get the ball back. Either team could have won this game. The teams were that evenly matched. Sore losers galore on the boards tonight. If you hate the Patriots,then your team should eliminate them. Simple as that.

  111. Some things about this game that I figured would happen –

    1) New England would come out swinging for the fences – They DID
    2) Patrick Mahones would be overwhelmed by the NE Defense – He WAS for 3 Qtrs
    3) Andy Reid would choke once again in a big game – He DID by not using 3 TO’s in OT
    4) If KC had any chance to win NE’s Defense would have to collapse – They ALMOST did, they were GASSED by the 4th QTR
    5) IF it went to OT & NE got the ball first Belichick would go for the throat – He DID

  112. Funny, I see guys here grousing about calls that favored the Pats, and I see guys here grousing about calls that favored the Chiefs. The refs certainly had a few things they got wrong. But they went both ways so really things cancelled each other out so that in the end the refs were not a factor either way. Such is football.

    This was a seriously goid footbal game hard fought by two great teams.

  113. Make all the excuses you want, but if you actually watched the game, the Pats dominated the Chiefs the entire first half, dominated a team that was supposed to be special in the first half…

    And then there are the folks who, for some special/unknown reason, forgot that the Chiefs lost to the Pats during the regular season. Why did you expect another outcome?

    Rams will be easy pickin’s

  114. Raiders fan I hope you always remember…always…gruden remembers…thats why he is coaching again…for another shot at the Patriots..yeah good luck with that.I wrote to the raiders but since they do not have a home address I guess my letter is still floating in outside space.

  115. pointtwopsiistheissue says:
    January 20, 2019 at 10:21 pm
    So steelcurtain said today it was over!!! Guess not!

    ——–

    C’mon man….all that Steelers fans have for a postseason this year is rooting and making predictions against the Patriots. Even Cowher never picks them to win.

  116. ak185 says:
    January 20, 2019 at 11:11 pm
    Look at these comments. Why would any of you even bother talking to a Patriots fan? They just punched a ticket to another Superbowl and they’re STILL talking about “haters” and “crybabies” and “snowflakes”. Uggh. That’s why people root against your team, because of your actions in public, more than anything else.

    It matters how you present yourself. It really does.

    ——————————
    So you are saying they should not do posts like this one?

  117. Not another Super Bowl with that old man Tom Brady and “Mr. Personality” Bill Belichick.. So tired of the Pats.. Bob Kraft with his blue colored, white collar, “Hey Ice Cream!!” dress shirts, a week of Belichick playing “top that stoic response” and Brady, soon to be requesting an ADA accommodation for a mobility scooter so he can play till he’s 60.. Please Rams/McVay/Goff put this team out of their misery.. And fan’s misery..

  118. Dee Ford lost the game for the Chiefs by lining up offsides on a game-clinching interception. No situational awareness.

    And then the KC defense let the Pats have the middle of the field open for pass plays? KC doesn’t belong in the SB.

  119. Great game by both teams. If anything, I felt that the penalty calls favored my Chiefs. The ONLY calls against us were irrefutable…offsides, Illegal formation etc. The Patriots had two huge PI’s called against them and didn’t get a single PI call go their way…the illegal pick on the big pass in the 4th Quarter that freed up Watkins was criminal!…but we still couldn’t pull it off..next year we’ll be back.

  120. Now, back to reality.

    Congrats, Chiefs. You had a great season. Mahomes had an incredible season and he played great in the playoffs, including today.

    It was a great game between two great teams.

    You people better think about this long and hard.

    You are witnessing history, the likes of which you’ll probably never see again.

    This will be their 4th trip to the Super Bowl in a 5-year span.
    They’ve gone to 8 straight AFC Championship Games?
    This will be Tom Brady’s 9th trip to the Super Bowl in 18 years.
    The Patriots own all of the big records regarding the playoffs and Super Bowls.

    People will talk about this team and their accomplishments for ages to come.

    So, appreciate this while it’s still here. Someday, you might be saying something like, “Remember that year when the Patriots played against the Falcons in the Super Bowl and were down 28-3 at halftime?”.

    Everything this team has done will be “the good ole days” sometime in the future.

  121. ak185 says:
    January 20, 2019 at 11:11 pm

    Look at these comments. Why would any of you even bother talking to a Patriots fan? They just punched a ticket to another Superbowl and they’re STILL talking about “haters” and “crybabies” and “snowflakes”. Uggh. That’s why people root against your team, because of your actions in public, more than anything else.

    It matters how you present yourself. It really does.

    ___________________________

    You are presenting YOURSELF as all three of those things. That matter. It really does.

  122. Only New England knows how to beat the refs. A 15 td touch the qb penalty…..a return fumble that should of been a Td….An interception by the Chiefs and then offsides when they could off sealed it…lol.good one. Refs hand gift another game to goodell and kraft. The set up is on!!!!!

  123. The call was ridiculous, but the really ridiculous part of the call was the flag came from the guy standing behind the play, who had absolutely no view of what happened.

    Either they don’t call a penalty that is completely obvious, like in the Saints-Rams game, or they call one like this one, that wasn’t a penalty at all.

  124. Brady was not good in this game – he had some really awful throws. If it were not for one lining up offsides play, Brady would have lost. Only because he is in a system that breeds cheating is he in this discussion as a GOAT. He is a system player who could not succeed anywhere else.

  125. If only Brees had a chance in OT…really you actually said that out loud to yourself and then wrote it down…..I guess abc mouse does not help everyone…you want to change the rule to suit you…you so special..now get on your bus.

  126. Is there really any doubt who is the GOAT – and now dont start this bs about all the cheating and deflategate etc etc – the guy just plays football the way it needs to be played. Better than Montana, better than Manning, Elway, Young Brees, Favre,Marino, – simply the best.
    ________________________________________________________________________________

    1. Deflategate and Spygate happened. It’s not BS.
    2. The Pats won today because they controlled the line of scrimmage, and their run set up their pass. Why does Brady get all the credit for that?
    3. There is no way Brady is better than those other QB’s. Take him away from Belichick, and he isn’t nearly the same. His career may have ended years ago.

  127. Patriots doubled the offensive plays ran: 94 to 47 for the Chiefs.
    Patriots doubled the first downs: 36 to 18 for the Chiefs.
    Patriots more than doubled the time of possession: 44 minutes to KC’s 21
    Patriots almost doubled the total yardage gained: 524 to 290

    And Bob Sutton thinks his defensive schemes are designed to wear out the opposition. I wonder if Andy Reid or anyone else (like Clark Hunt or Veach) might notice where the Chiefs major weakness is at. They only won two games this year which weren’t right down to the wire, white knucklers.

    The fact that they lost 5 games, none by more than 7 points, doesn’t make this a win for KC.

    Congratulations Patriots. Represent the AFC well in the SB

  128. Patriot Hater really are a bunch of crybabies arent they?

    Stew in the Patriots victory tonight cupcakes. Sleep well 🙂

  129. 1. Yes it is, per the second circuit court of appeals
    2. We can all listen to Marshall Faulk cry for 2 weeks
    3. Go Pats
    4. The rest of the league is a joke #fixed

  130. Yes I lost money on KC tonight. But you really can’t ignore the dreadful officiating. Mahomes legit got smacked in the face deep in his own territory on a big 3rd down play….NO CALL. Patriots driving late already into KC territory on a big 3rd down & THE CALL IS MADE that Brady got hit in the face/head. The referee BEHIND Brady made the call, a play he could not POSSIBLY SEE. Replay from the front view shows that Brady WASN’T EVEN TOUCHED.

    Love the NFL & always will. LOVE IT. But man, sure seems like the league at least tries to write the narrative they want going into the SuperBowl….by activating crooked officials. Tape doesn’t lie. And the LA no call? Yikes. Bad day.

  131. 1. Deflategate and Spygate happened. It’s not BS.
    2. The Pats won today because they controlled the line of scrimmage, and their run set up their pass. Why does Brady get all the credit for that?
    3. There is no way Brady is better than those other QB’s. Take him away from Belichick, and he isn’t nearly the same. His career may have ended years ago.

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    1. Yes they were BS. The league admitted in federal court under oath that Deflategate was BS and I refuse to acknowledge spygate as cheating for too many reason to list here.
    2. Why does it matter? 🙂
    3. See response 2. 🙂 I like dealing with reality instead of what if’s and we know for a fact that Belichick AND Brady have now won half of all AFC Championships played since Brady became starter. Let. That. Sink. In.

    Toodles!

    🙂

  132. Officiating was terrible, but KC was far more ‘protected’ by the Refs then NE.

    KC got away with many PI calls that should of gone against them.

    In the end KC had only 4 Flags against them and NE had 6 against them.

    The best thing that happened for both sides was that the Game ended in a tie 31-31 and went to OT

    NE won because KC Defense could not make a crucial STOP.

  133. tctctime says:
    January 20, 2019 at 11:31 pm
    Great game by both teams. If anything, I felt that the penalty calls favored my Chiefs. The ONLY calls against us were irrefutable…offsides, Illegal formation etc. The Patriots had two huge PI’s called against them and didn’t get a single PI call go their way…the illegal pick on the big pass in the 4th Quarter that freed up Watkins was criminal!…but we still couldn’t pull it off..next year we’ll be back.

    ——–

    Thank you for your honesty. I thought that the roughing the passer call was bogus, but PI should have been called on that same play.

  134. romeisfallingagain says:
    January 20, 2019 at 11:20 pm
    As a Chiefs’ fan, let me sum this whole game up for you:

    A fatally flawed veteran head coach who doesn’t understand how to manage a clock and who has no killer instinct and a generational QB in his first year as a starter lost to the best QB/HC combo in NFL history. As a guy who has questioned the refs all year, I can say I don’t think they could have possibly called a more fair game.

    Andy Reid vs Bill Belichick is: Michael Jordan vs, like, maybe Larry Nance? I don’t know, It’s like Jordan versus some guy some people thought was good but he wasn’t really to those who understand how flawed he is. Brady vs a 23 year old Mahomes is exactly what you think it would be. Like 18 year old LeBron against Kobe would be the best comparison.

    Reid will never win a Super Bowl. Philly fans were spot on. And I don’t even hate NE anymore. This game just made me get over it. They want it more, they work harder and they just make it happen. They go above and beyond. That’s why they win.

    ^^^^^^^^

    I hope that if the Pats lose in the Super Bowl, I can be as gracious and fair minded as this true fan of the game. RESPECT!

  135. Patriots converted their last FOUR third downs: third-and-10, third-and-10, third-and-10, third-and-5.

    That must have been because of the refs too. Right, crybabies?

  136. steelcurtainn says:
    January 20, 2019 at 11:35 pm
    Only New England knows how to beat the refs. A 15 td touch the qb penalty…..a return fumble that should of been a Td….An interception by the Chiefs and then offsides when they could off sealed it…lol.good one. Refs hand gift another game to goodell and kraft. The set up is on!!!!!

    —-
    Super Bowl 40.

    I win.

  137. Carroll Prescott says:
    January 20, 2019 at 11:37 pm
    Brady was not good in this game – he had some really awful throws. If it were not for one lining up offsides play, Brady would have lost. Only because he is in a system that breeds cheating is he in this discussion as a GOAT. He is a system player who could not succeed anywhere e

    Such a STUPID comment

    So IF went to another team. He would suddenly NOT know how to read a D. Not know how to make the calls at the line. Not know how to move in the pocket.

    You people wonder why you are made fun of or called crybabies.

  138. zinnsand21 says:
    January 20, 2019 at 11:31 pm
    Not another Super Bowl with that old man Tom Brady and “Mr. Personality” Bill Belichick.. So tired of the Pats.. Bob Kraft with his blue colored, white collar, “Hey Ice Cream!!” dress shirts, a week of Belichick playing “top that stoic response” and Brady, soon to be requesting an ADA accommodation for a mobility scooter so he can play till he’s 60.. Please Rams/McVay/Goff put this team out of their misery.. And fan’s misery
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    Then don’t watch, plain and simple. Use the channel button on the remote and watch Home and Garden channel. Or something like that.

  139. FoX says:
    January 20, 2019 at 11:43 pm
    Yes I lost money on KC tonight. But you really can’t ignore the dreadful officiating. Mahomes legit got smacked in the face deep in his own territory on a big 3rd down play….NO CALL. Patriots driving late already into KC territory on a big 3rd down & THE CALL IS MADE that Brady got hit in the face/head. The referee BEHIND Brady made the call, a play he could not POSSIBLY SEE. Replay from the front view shows that Brady WASN’T EVEN TOUCHED.

    Love the NFL & always will. LOVE IT. But man, sure seems like the league at least tries to write the narrative they want going into the SuperBowl….by activating crooked officials. Tape doesn’t lie. And the LA no call? Yikes. Bad day.
    ———
    Just be fair though. KC Jackson’s DPI calls were awful in favor of Chiefs no? Obvious pick play for TD no call, important for chiefs no? Not one DPI or holding call against Chiefs, strange?

    And yes, the RTP on Brady was bogus, but the real flag should have been Edelman getting mugged on his route the same play, go watch reply. Still a flag, wrong penalty.

    See, there are two sides Fox. At least be fair about it. Overall, decent officiating but bad calls against both teams.

  140. philipdebin says:
    January 20, 2019 at 10:47 pm
    How poetic that this cheating dynasty will end just as it began… against the Rams.
    #weareallramstoday

    Now we can hear about all the Hollywood fakes who now will be Rams fans. Good thing the Rams played against the Cowboys or else there would of been only 40,000 fans there.

  141. Listen to these idiot Pats fans…

    We dominated the Chiefs in the first half.

    Well, idiots, you did not in the second half. And save for one mistake by a KC defensive player, you’d not be crowing right now. You’d be whining about officiating.

  142. Carroll Prescott says:
    January 20, 2019 at 11:37 pm
    Brady was not good in this game – he had some really awful throws. If it were not for one lining up offsides play, Brady would have lost. Only because he is in a system that breeds cheating is he in this discussion as a GOAT. He is a system player who could not succeed anywhere e

    —-
    Hey Patriot Hater. Zip it. You got punked tonight. 🙂

  143. Is it me or is all this whining about missed calls and fixed narratives quite childish? Refs have been missing calls since the beginning of the game. The NFL fixing games for ratings? Well, in that case the Cowboys would be headed to the Super Bowl.

    When you complain about phantom issues then you miss the true enjoyment of the game. Just watch the game, win or lose gracefully, and realize that there a hundred things more important than football.

  144. Had the Chiefs won in the OT, there will be no whining about the overtime rule. The rules are always unfair wnenver the Patriots win.

  145. steelcurtainn says:
    January 20, 2019 at 11:35 pm

    Only New England knows how to beat the refs. A 15 td touch the qb penalty…..a return fumble that should of been a Td….An interception by the Chiefs and then offsides when they could off sealed it…lol.good one. Refs hand gift another game to goodell and kraft. The set up is on!!!!!
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    I’d say you’ll get over it, but I honestly don’t think you will.

  146. Is Brady good? Yes. Is Brady great? Yes. Is he one of the best all time? Yes. Greatest QB of all time? Ummmmm i dont think so. To me if he was the greatest ever then why doesnt he go win a SB with another team ex:Cardinals or Raiders? If your the greatest ever you should be able to do that with any team and any head coach, am i right?

  147. mrboado says:
    January 20, 2019 at 11:58 pm

    When you complain about phantom issues then you miss the true enjoyment of the game. Just watch the game, win or lose gracefully, and realize that there a hundred things more important than football.

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

    I do think TV technology has ruined things to some extent. It’s interesting to watch older NFL footage online and note the absence of this micro-slicing of everything. They couldn’t review everything in bullet-time detail, so they just got on with it.

  148. I”m sure the Chiefs fans would still be calling for changing the ot rules if they won the toss and marched down the field . RIGHT.

  149. I”m sure the Chiefs fans would still want to change the rules if they won the toss and marched down the field. RIGHT.

  150. I”m sure the Chiefs fans would still want to change the rules if they won the toss and went down the field. RIGHT.

  151. If KC manages even a FG in the first half, they win. If D Ford lines up correctly, KC wins. If Andy Reid didn’t call plays so tightly in the first half, KC would have had a better chance of winning. Can’t fault the refs for your own ineptitude, which in the end cost you a game winning interception.

    Congrats to NE – You’re in the SB again!

    Seattle fan

  152. I only watched a bit of them too. Anyone but brady sure seems to be a shattered dream for a long time. But it’s closer to the end than the beginning I guess.

    Go LA, Aaron Donald 5 sacks and SB MVP!

    Andy, Andy Andy, ya got to run it at least a few times on the last drive in regulation, I’m not in the NFL and even I know you don’t leave brady with 2 minutes. Heck they didn’t even use a timeout and only needed a 1:20 left to go through your Swiss cheese of a D.

    Tich Tich Tich

  153. Just let OT as is…unless OT is played for a whole 15 minute quarter. And playing a whole extra quarter is my choice for OT. Otherwise, according to the NFL rules committee and the majority of the players themselves, OT is fine just the way it is…first TD wins, or FG allows the opposing team to chance to match the FG or score a TD for win.

    And stop all this hating of Brady. IT’s so juvenile, and yet you want to be a part of a man’s game.

  154. I don’t think the refs are for one team or the other. I do think theyll make calls just so the game is close going into the last minutes of the game. It makes for a game winning score.

  155. Btw, even tho the Eagles didn’t make it to the NFC championship game, they’re still the BEST team in the league.

  156. georgeremus says:
    January 20, 2019 at 10:22 pm
    I’ve seen players in the neutral zone all year and never called….but today they call it and that decides the game. Unbelievable

    ——————————————————————————–

    Dude, it was REALLY REALLY obvious…REALLY….

  157. Tony Romo was correct during OT. The KC defense was “gassed” when the Pats got into the red zone. There is NO REASON for Reid not taking a time out so his defense could get a little bit of rest.

    We’ve seen this kind of time management from Reid before. He should retire.

  158. This game was like the regular season version when the Pats raced to a 24-9 halftime lead before the Chiefs took the opening drive of the second half to the house — in a matter of seconds.

    The Chiefs scored 31 second half points in each of the games after 9 and 0 in the first halves.

    But the Patriots were not done scoring either. Brady seemed to improve as the game went on. Wild 4th quarters in both games. Mahomes went from frustration and futility in the first half (just one first down until there were 6 minutes left ib the first half) to 24 4th quarter points. Had he won the toss to start OT, he would have won the game for the Chiefs.

    Amazing.

    I feel for the Chiefs. They were beasts from week 1 and never looked back. Their losses were close losses to the league’s top teams. 43-40 at New England. 54-51 at the Rams. A close loss in Seattle to a Mahomes prototype in Russell Wilson. 29-28 at home to the Chargers.

    To go out like this must be tough. I could see Mahomes winning 5 SBs. He has the skill set. But I wonder if he could perform at a high level without weapons like Hill, Kelce, and Watkins. Brady won some of his SBs when his #1 receiver was Troy Brown.

  159. The New England Patriots are going to the Superbowl and Andy Reid is going home with three timeouts in his pocket. Watching it on Tv I could tell that the Chiefs defense was cooked and the KC brain trust couldn’t?

  160. The NFL would have loved having a Chiefs/Rams SB. It probably would have been another 52-51 game like the one they played earlier this year. They would have pulled in new fans and excitement. New superstars on both teams. Flashy colors on the TV! This narrative that the NFL fixed it for the Pats is silly and childish.

  161. Not a Patriots fan. Brady is the GOAT, and it is not even close.

    However, the roughing the passer call was a joke.

  162. Chiefs blew it. But another Suoer Bowl with the Patriots? Bad for the NFL. We (99%) of America are sick of it. I blame the rest of those bums in the AFC East. What a pathetic group, and for such a long time.

  163. New England Patriots The Greatest Show on Earth. The truth does not lie. We could see this again with Mahomes should he signed with the Patriots down the road.

  164. Mahommes certainly made a few, repeat a few, good even great plays. His game is based on athleticism and chaos. It’s easier to overcome than experience and mindfulness. It’s more perishable. Sooner or later you have to stop looking at players with “I hope he’s better than Brady” eyes and use your reality eyes. It is what it is. It’s not a trick or a bad dream. We’re witnessing one of those special moments in history, win or lose in 2 weeks.

  165. mshoffman2013 says:
    January 21, 2019 at 8:06 am
    Chiefs blew it. But another Suoer Bowl with the Patriots? Bad for the NFL. We (99%) of America are sick of it. I blame the rest of those bums in the AFC East. What a pathetic group, and for such a long time.

    NOBODY CARES if you are sick of it.

    Teams the Patriots beat this season OUTSIDE the division

    12-4 chiefs 2 times home and away
    12-4 bears
    12-4 Chargers
    11-5 Texans
    10-6 colts
    8-7 Vikings

    That’s more teams the beat with a winning record than any other team this season

  166. Nothing could be less interesting to me than seeing the New England Patriots in the SB AGAIN. Well professional bowling ….. maybe.

  167. skawh says:
    January 21, 2019 at 12:43 am
    If KC manages even a FG in the first half, they win….
    ———————————————————–

    Pats blew some scoring opportunities too. Neither team was perfect, but rarely does any team play a perfect game. Don’t think I have ever seen one.

  168. Many things to point out:
    ×Everyone is calling Brady the GOAT (he might be) but not last night. He had 2 interceptions and -as ussual- got help from the Refs.
    ×Not fair that KC didn’t get to touch the ball during the OT (they should play the entire 15min).
    ×Reid had 3 timeouts.. how about using them?

    Pats on the SB? THATS GETTING OLD

  169. I refuse to call any QB the G.O.A.T. because I think you cannot compare from different eras fairly. It’s just impossible to do that.

    Here’s what I know, though. If I could have any QB of this era to lead my team in the biggest game of my life when trailing by less than one score and under 2 minutes to play — there is no one I’d rather have than Tom Brady.

    I am a Packers fan and I love what Bart Starr, Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers have done for us. But Tom Brady is just incredible and the people who rip him all the time act like little kids when mommy won’t let them have their way.

    Watching him do what he did in that game yesterday was what football is all about and people better realize that when Brady is gone, it will be a huge loss for the NFL.

    Patriots fans — I watched your team in the old AFL when they were the Boston Patriots. They were the last team to be accepted in the 8 team AFL in 1959. I loved guys like Babe Parilli, Jim Nance, Nick Buoniconti, and Houston Antwine with those 60’s Patriots. Your team has been on a marvelous run during the Bill Belichick era. When he leaves this earth, he’l’ be the only head coach in the NFL who’ll have a seat next to Vince Lombardi.

    So congratulations to you Patriots fans and don’t let the jealous haters get to you. We Packers fans have been getting ragged on since 1961 when we won our first title under Lombardi. It never ends. But we have those great memories and that’s what these haters don’t have and wish they had!

  170. Montana is still the GOAT. Idc what anyone says. Just because the dude’s career was shorter (thanks to injuries in a tougher era) doesn’t mean he wasn’t the best when he played. Never lost on the biggest stage (4-0) and his Super Bowl records of a 128 passer rating and 11 TDs to 0 INT’s will never be touched. Brady wasn’t as good as Montana on the biggest of stages. You can thumbs me down all you want, but those are the facts.

  171. Deric Gregory says:
    January 21, 2019 at 9:46 am

    Montana is still the GOAT. Idc what anyone says.
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    Pointless to debate it. 9 SBs speaks for itself. If you can’t figure it out at this point I can’t help you.

  172. Deric Gregory says:
    January 21, 2019 at 9:46 am
    Montana is still the GOAT. Idc what anyone says. Just because the dude’s career was shorter (thanks to injuries in a tougher era) doesn’t mean he wasn’t the best when he played. Never lost on the biggest stage (4-0) and his Super Bowl records of a 128 passer rating and 11 TDs to 0 INT’s will never be touched. Brady wasn’t as good as Montana on the biggest of stages. You can thumbs me down all you want, but those are the facts.

    When Montana won 4 the AFC was a Joke

    That why the NFC won 11 or 12 SB in a row

    Brady has played and beat better teams in the SB than Montana EVER did. And he didn’t have to worry about a salary cap or free agency

    Now you are entitled to your opinion but know you are now in the minority’.

    Last I checked 5 is more than 4 and 9 is more than 4.

  173. RobfromAmarillo says:
    January 20, 2019 at 10:26 pm
    Just give NE the trophy. Unbelievable refereeing today. Game-changing blown calls. How is it possible?
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    Agree. It took NE two challenges to get the correct calls made. 🙂

  174. johngaltwho says:
    January 20, 2019 at 10:29 pm
    Heads! Friggin Heads… It was so kind of Belicheck to provide that commemorative coin for overtime.
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    Now the Pats cheat on the coin toss. LMAO

  175. randomcommenter says:
    January 20, 2019 at 10:43 pm
    LOL at pats fans trying to pretend the calls evened out.
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    Nobody is pretending they evened out. The Pats got called for more penalties (fact). KC could\should have been called for a lot more. Not even up for debate.

  176. icedvike5000 says:
    January 20, 2019 at 10:50 pm
    But not exactly the vision Goodell had for league “parody” …
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    Sorry for picking on you but you don’t know how right you are (literally).

  177. decapitateme says:
    January 20, 2019 at 11:06 pm
    I want to say thanks to my refs. They really bucked up tonight. The phantom roughing the passer call on the Chiefs was a beaut. The dude didnt even touch me. And our guy did thumb the ball. Man, there were so many more. But we deserved every call because, we just do.

    TB12
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    SNIFF

    Every replay angle showed Edelman never touched the ball.

    Edelman was mugged on that (incorrectly called) roughing the passer penalty. But yeah “because, we just do”. LOL

  178. Coffeehog says:
    January 20, 2019 at 11:27 pm
    Funny, I see guys here grousing about calls that favored the Pats, and I see guys here grousing about calls that favored the Chiefs. The refs certainly had a few things they got wrong. But they went both ways so really things cancelled each other out so that in the end the refs were not a factor either way. Such is football.

    This was a seriously goid footbal game hard fought by two great teams.
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    I agree with the premise that it went both ways so in the end it didn’t really matter. That said, there really should be no excuse not to get the call on the field correct. THE NFL has a rather large problem in this regard. Everybody wants to blame the refs for bad\missed calls. THAT is the problem. With TV cameras showing the failures the NFL simply needs to start accounting for that. Every week year after year the refs continue to be a problem. That isn’t good football. It’s making excuses. Even with Goodell in the stands in KC it won’t be too hard to predict that nothing will come from it. Which will kick the can down the road. Again.

  179. thatsoneuglygoat says:
    January 21, 2019 at 12:07 am
    Is Brady good? Yes. Is Brady great? Yes. Is he one of the best all time? Yes. Greatest QB of all time? Ummmmm i dont think so. To me if he was the greatest ever then why doesnt he go win a SB with another team ex:Cardinals or Raiders? If your the greatest ever you should be able to do that with any team and any head coach, am i right?
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    I get tired of the GOAT discussion as much if not more than the next person. That said …

    How many teams did Montana win SBs with?
    How about Young?
    Favre?
    Elway?

    C’mon now.

  180. Gotta love the clowns with the ‘Montana is greater cause 4-0’ argument. It is positively Kellermanesque in what it leaves out. Mainly: As starters Montana was 4 for 13 in getting his all star teams to the big game, Brady is 9 for 17 in taking his above average teams there. But by all means lets congratulate Joe Cool on having the good sense to recognize the years his team wasn’t good enough and either lose sooner in the playoffs or not bother to get there at all.

  181. mshoffman2013 says:
    January 21, 2019 at 8:06 am
    Chiefs blew it. But another Suoer Bowl with the Patriots? Bad for the NFL. We (99%) of America are sick of it. I blame the rest of those bums in the AFC East. What a pathetic group, and for such a long time.
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    To be fair the AFC West had two chances to stop the Pats from advancing. Maybe the West is worse than the East? 🙂

  182. nyneal says:
    January 21, 2019 at 9:44 am
    I refuse to call any QB the G.O.A.T. because I think you cannot compare from different eras fairly. It’s just impossible to do that.

    Here’s what I know, though. If I could have any QB of this era to lead my team in the biggest game of my life when trailing by less than one score and under 2 minutes to play — there is no one I’d rather have than Tom Brady.

    Cont’d

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    You sir are a true fan of football, and a gentleman.

  183. dizzybruhbruh33 says:
    January 20, 2019 at 10:17 pm
    Congrats to the Pats, but it’s extremely annoying that the Chiefs don’t even get to touch the ball all because of a coin flip.
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    Make a 3rd down stop on defense then. KC’s defense got shredded all day on 3rd down, that’s why they lost. OT rules are fine, if you drive the length of the field for a TD you deserve the win.

  184. bigcid10 says:

    January 21, 2019 at 8:10 am

    If it wasn’t for Julian Edelman,the pats would have lost.
    tom brady didn’t win the game ,Julian Edelman did.

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    Edelman was good, but he did cause an interception as well. Game ball for the Pats should go to the offensive line who kept Brady clean all day and created the opportunity for the big rushing day.

  185. LOL at pats fans trying to pretend the calls evened out.
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    Nobody is pretending they evened out. The Pats got called for more penalties (fact). KC could\should have been called for a lot more. Not even up for debate.
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    The bad and missed calls were overwhelmingly in the Chief’s favor. Belichick should be complaining about the refs. But whining about officiating is for losers.

  186. I can’t root for the Rams and hear how McVay is a genius blah, blah, blah. Let the GOAT be the GOAT again. Might as well cement him on Olympus with the other greats like MJ and Ruth. Good luck Pats.

    If you are building a Mt. Rushmore of greatness you forgot Gretzsky. Him, Brady , MJ and Ruth sound about right.

  187. Chiefs had opportunities to win. Their defense let them down. The offense could only muster a FG to send it to OT instead of scoring the TD.

    They lost to the greatest HC/QB combo of all time. No shame in that. I would say the Chiefs arrow is still pointing up if they can get a better DC. Fire Bob Sutton!

  188. The Chiefs did a great job of coming back – Mahomes is the real deal. Yes, the phantom roughing call was bogus, but that was nothing. KC would’ve had it if D. Ford didn’t line up in the neutral zone – and not just by a little, there was no doubt about that call.

    KC’s defense couldn’t stop NE in OT. Why KC didn’t use a timeout to give the D a breather is beyond me. It was a great game. If KC had scored a TD to win it in OT no one would be complaining. It’s only because lots of people are sick of the Patriots. The current OT rules are WAY better than the old sudden death where so many crucial games were won by a FG on the first possession of OT.

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