Last Sunday, the New England Patriots secured their 10th AFC Championship win in a close 24-20 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Some concerns prior to the game: the state of Brady’s hand injury and infighting between Kraft, Belichick, and Brady; however, none of that mattered when it came down to game time. As the Patriots prepare for a chance at a sixth Super Bowl Championship, most find themselves rooting for the Eagles. For those here in Pittsburgh, it is not a stretch to say that fans enjoy watching the Patriots (more specifically, Belichick and Brady) lose. What the Patriots have in their possession is raw talent and a formula that consistently works. With players like Tom Brady and the helm of the offense and receivers such as Robert Gronkowski or Brandin Cooks, the Patriots are able to pull together what some might even deem miracles, in mere seconds of game time.
The defense of the Patriots is similar to the offense in the sense that when it comes down to “Crunch Time,” they are able to do what it takes to win the game. Whether this is an end zone interception against the Seahawks or even Gilmore swatting the ball and the Jags last chance at a win, on Sunday. Additionally the coaching staff of the Patriots, with all its strategies and knowing how to give themselves even the slightest advantage, it is no wonder why they are considered by many to be the best in the league.
It is easy to encamp yourself in the loyalty you hold for one team, I even find myself often stuck in this same area with being a Patriots fan, but objectively examining the statistics, Tom Brady is the GOAT and the Patriots are off to another Super Bowl.