Opinion: New England Patriots ‘underdog’ ploy tiresome but sends them back to Super Bowl.
Asked afterward if he truly believed the Patriots were being overlooked or if that was just another motivational ploy, Brady smirked. “Yeah,” he said, letting the answer hang there. Benjamin Hoffman is a senior staff editor and regular contributor to the Keeping Score column in sports. Danica Patrick Daniel Hemric Daniel Suarez Daytona International Speedway Denny Hamlin Erik Jones Hendrick Motorsports Homestead-Miami Speedway Jamie McMurray Jeff Gordon Jimmie Johnson Joey Logano JR Motorsports JR Nation Kasey Kahne Kevin Harvick Kurt Busch Kyle Busch Kyle Larson Martin Truex Jr Matt Kenseth NASCAR Merchandise Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Richard Petty Ricky Stenhouse Jr. PBWR is an ESPN metric powered by NFL Next Gen Stats. Chiefs ‘unbelievable’ (1:32) Jackson calls the Patriots the ‘greatest franchise’ in NFL history (1:06) Ben Fawkes ESPN Staff Writer The Patriots opened as 1-point underdogs to the Rams in Super Bowl LIII at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook. After the Chiefs lost six yards on their initial possession, the Patriots’ next drive, which began in Chiefs territory, was nearly as efficient. Click through to see the week-by-week schedule, how the Pats performed against each opponent the last time they met, and links to some of the more interesting things from each game. GAME WAS NOTABLE FOR: Jarvis Landy poking the Patriots on Deflategate after scoring a touchdown (left). He’ll look to continue his outstanding form in the Super Bowl against the Rams. Commissioner.com is a registered trademark of CBS Interactive Inc. Signed TE Stephen Anderson to the Active Roster from the Practice Squad.
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Grab and Go: How Sticky Gloves Have Changed Football Jan. 20, 2019 Fourth Quarter: Thumbs Up In a wild turn of events, the Chiefs had a touchdown taken off the board thanks to a replay review, but then got the ball back thanks to a huge interception by Daniel Sorensen. Yet here they are, AFC Champions again after getting the ball first in overtime and executing a surgical drive that ended with Rex Burkhead’s 2-yard scoring run.
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