We all know that. It was Tom Brady who stepped in for an injured Drew Bledsoe in Super Bowl XXXIV in a massive upset over the St. Louis Rams. "Without that, I definitely wouldn't be playing", said Brady. New England, unsurprisingly, is the favorite.
Here's what the quarterbacks said after the games.
It was fitting that Amendola ended the series by catching a 9-yard touchdown pass to cut the Jaguars' lead to 20-17 with 8:44 left.
Bortles, who had never won a playoff game before this month, had outplayed Brady through three quarters, with a quarterback rating of 121.9 to the five-time National Football League champion's 87.5.
They also lost 46-10 to the Chicago Bears in Super Bowl XX in 1986 while wearing their old red uniforms. While he refused to mention how many stitches he received or show his hand to reporters, Brady is confident that the stitches will be removed pretty soon. "It ain't cheap. It's not cheap on my end, it's not going to be cheap on your end", he tells them. "But that's not a very ideal position to put yourself in on offense with what you did in the first two plays". The Raiders scored an additional 10 points in the third quarter to go up 21-3. Then, the second of his eight straight completions to start the game was a 31-yard bullet to Brandin Cooks.
Jacksonville went three-and-out, but then Marcell Dareus sacked Brady. His only catch in the Patriots' divisional round victory over the Titans came in the end zone for a four-yard touchdown. In downtown Philly. And you have apparently they were concerned that people would be climbing up the light poles as part of the celebration.
Brady finished 26 of 38 for 290 yards and two touchdowns to Amendola for the Patriots (15-3), who'll play Philadelphia in Minneapolis on February 4.
"For what they did to us in 2004, to get payback, there would be nothing sweeter than that", Johnson said. They, of course, won the game outright.
However, they are still huge underdogs against the New England, and are embracing it.
"Man, it hurts. It stings a lot", said defensive lineman Calais Campbell, who sought out Brady on the field after the game to congratulate him.
Gronkowski has only played 16 games in a season once in his career. "I'd go help him milk cows".
"I haven't even had time to really comprehend what is going on, to be honest", Foles said.
The late game numbers from the Vikings and Eagles, did not improve the situation for the NFL.
"It's been an awesome season". I actually think it's sort of close, though. "We have a lot of ground that we need to cover, so we're at it hard trying to catch up so when we bring the players in, we'll be ready for them and we can do a good job of presenting the information to them efficiently and accurately because, again, there's a lot of information to digest".
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