The Patriots are headed to an eighth consecutive AFC Championship Game after defeating the Los Angeles Chargers 41-28 on Sunday, and Tom Brady had a rebuttal to the team’s detractors.
Speaking to CBS in a postgame interview, Brady looked ahead to the matchup with the Chiefs.
“I know everyone thinks we suck, and can’t win any games,” Brady said. “So, we’ll see. It’ll be fun.”
The 41-year-old quarterback was referencing pessimistic predictions about the Patriots, who were still favored in the Sunday home game at Gillette Stadium. Looking ahead to the AFC Championship, New England opened as three-point underdogs.
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In the postgame, Patriots safety Devin McCourty also referenced criticism of the team that he’s seen.
“We see it,” McCourty said. “Our quarterback is too old, we’re not good enough on defense, our skill positions aren’t good.”
Media predictions of Brady’s decline have happened many times over the years. Brady has apparently noticed the latest round of analysis.
With the win over the Chargers, Brady now has 28 postseason wins. The Patriots head on the road to play the Chiefs, who New England defeated at Gillette Stadium in October, 43-40.