There comes a time when we must learn from our mistakes. Whether its touching a boiling hot stove. waiting last minute to do your homework, or betting against Tom Brady and Bill Belicheck. What the New England Patriots have done in the past two decades is unbelievable and regardless of your personal perception of them, respect should always be associated with this organization, and that was not the case coming into the playoffs.
First, lets start with the NFC Champions, the Los Angeles Rams and their impressive game and season. Thinking about the Rams and their improvements the past couple of years, almost makes you feel bad for the reputation that Jeff Fisher is going to have and excited for the career that Sean McVay is going to have. Jared Goff was a top three candidate for MVP by midway through the season, but because of some injuries and couple of poor performances that goal evaporated. Yet his performance against the Saints was exceptional considering the fact that people were considering him a bust in his minor rookie campaign. Usually, in games that have good defensive teams, it’s not about scoring a lot of points but limiting mistakes and that is exactly what Jared Goff did. With one interception that was not his fault, Goff showed promise and proved that he has a chance to compete with the best.
Drew Brees is a legend and has proven that he can make the big plays in the big moment numerous of times. Granted it would have been great to see him win a Super Bowl in this phenomenal season he had this year but he fell short. The New Orleans Saints have absolutely no reason to hang their head. Michel Thomas solidified himself with the best wide receivers in the league, Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara are going to be one of the best one-two punch running backs in the league for years to come, and the Saints defensive problems that have harassed them for years, have seemingly come to an end.
As for the AFC, Patrick Mahomes is the MVP in my estimation. The young stud only threw one touchdown but his playmaking ability throughout this game was unquestionable. With exception of the Chargers game, this was the best the New England Patriots defense looked and for this game to come to the wire was something special to see. Sammy Watkins, Travis Kelce, Tyrek HIll, even Damien Williams, have the potential to create their own dynasty if they can stay together and stay healthy.
I know, once again you lost a good amount of money betting against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. It’s ok. Granted this team has arguable the richest history of any other team in NFL history, the quarterback has a history of making the big plays, and arguably the greatest coach of all time, but still, I understand why you made that decision, but in the end, the New England Patriots are your AFC Champs and it’s nothing you can do about it. Once the game went into overtime, it was unquestionable in my mind, the New England Patriots were going to the Super Bowl. They have validated that type of respect from me for years and hopefully they have finally done the same for you.
What and NFL season. One of the best I have seen in years. At the beginning of the season, people had some unexplainable mania with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the unbelievable battle between the Rams and Chiefs, the Cowboy fans even had a valid reason to be excited this year, but still and all, it all comes down to the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams. Who do you have winning it all at Super Bowl 53?