This is it.
This is going to be the game of the New England Patriots season that ACTUALLY matters.
Yes. We all knew they were going to get here, so watching all of the other games before it (17, or 21 if you're cool like me and watch the preseason) really didn't mean anything. Sure, most of us probably thought the Pats would go 12-4 in the regular season but hey, they're 12-5 now if you combine playoffs and regular season, so that's not bad.
But yeah... this is the eighth season in a row they have made it to the AFC Championship game. Yes, that's obviously an NFL record. And this time, they are apparently the underdogs against the Kansas City Chiefs.
To be completely honest, I don't know why that would be other than the fact that the media needs something to talk about all week. Are we forgetting that the Patriots beat the Chiefs 43-40 earlier this season? Granted, some things have changed for both teams since them (most notably, the Patriots don't have Josh Gordon), but the point still stands.
According to ESPN, this is the first time the Tom Brady Patriots have been an underdog in a football game since Week 2 of the 2015 NFL season--when they topped the Buffalo Bills 40-32.
This time around, the team is a 3-point underdog to the Chiefs but you know what? So what? Analysts are not always right, so we might as well believe what we want to believe because ultimately, the Patriots have at least a 25 percent chance of winning the Super Bowl right now, in theory.
No, that's not jinxing it, that's just pointing out simple math. Four teams are left and one of them is going to win the Super Bowl. So yeah, the Patriots, have the chance to do something huge if they get the job done this Sunday.