The Patriots came up two wins shy of their ultimate goal, but head coach Bill Belichick is still proud of his team for everything they battled throughout the 2013 season.
Sunday marked an abrupt end for a Patriots team that had fought all season, as their quest for another championship came to an end Sunday afternoon with a 26-16 loss to the Denver Broncos in the AFC Championship game.
Follow along for all the updates from the Patriots-Broncos AFC Championship.
It doesn’t matter if it’s called Mile High, Invesco or Sports Authority Field; strange things always seem to happen when the Patriots head to Denver.
The Felger & Massarotti show from Friday, January 17.
Folks in Denver this week are quick to point out the Patriots’ videotaping scandal as a reason why they won three Super Bowls in the early 2000′s – apparently they have a short memory.
No matter who has the edge Sunday, it seems the nation is rooting for Manning, because it’s been harder for him to win, because he’s not so pretty, because he’s considered one of us, because you get the sense that his aw-shucks, southern refrain is real.
In anticipation of the AFC and NFC Championship games this weekend, we’ve pulled together America’s leading sportscasters to make their predictions and picks for Patriots-Broncos and 49ers-Seahawks.
It’s one man’s opinion, but the Patriots just don’t have the horses to beat the Broncos according to Andy Gresh.
Tom Brady doesn’t look at these games as matchups against Peyton Manning.