Tom Brady's Legacy "Absolutely Ridiculous"

Brady improved to 8-0 against Philip Rivers on Sunday and will play in his 13th AFC Championship

After Hours With Amy Lawrence
January 14, 2019 - 9:48 am

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The Los Angeles Chargers were a trendy pick to upset the Patriots in Foxboro in the AFC Divisional Round on Sunday. 

Well, the Patriots made sure they didn’t get the chance. 

New England led 35-7 at halftime, won 41-28, and Tom Brady is headed to the 13th AFC Championship Game of his storied career.

“It’s absolutely ridiculous,” Boston Sports Journal Patriots reporter Christopher Price said on After Hours with Amy Lawrence. “Everything is designed to bring you back to the middle. There is balanced scheduling, there’s the salary cap, there’s playing parity. To be able to break out of that and to have the level of success that they’ve had over such an extended period of time, it really is ridiculous. Brady is a guy who’s going on 20 years in the league, he’s been able to play at a consistently high level, and I think he’ll be able to continue to play at a consistently high level as long as they put offensive difference-makers around him. As long as they keep the James White’s and the Julian Edelman’s and the Rob Gronkowski’s and those guys coming to Foxboro, I think things will be okay.”

Brady finished 34-of-44 for 343 yards and one touchdown Sunday. He didn’t turn the ball over and wasn’t sacked.

At this rate, perhaps the 41-year-old still has a couple of more seasons in him.

“I’m not saying he’s going to play until 45,” Price said, “but we’re in uncharted waters here when we’re talking about a late-career guy like Brady having this success after the age of 40. So the first word that comes to mind when talking about his playoff success is really ridiculous.”

The Patriots will face the Chiefs at Arrowhead this Sunday at 6:40 p.m. ET. The Pats beat the Chiefs, 43-40, at home in Week 6.