Brady Rallies Pats to AFC Championship
The New England Patriots fell behind, rallied, and fell behind again. In the end though, it was Tom Brady and the wily coach that ended up with a trip to the AFC Championship despite little to no running game.
This one you can pin on Tom Brady.
The Patriots garnered 14 yards on the ground. Usually, that’s a recipe for a loss. In this case New England was able to beat the odds with a 367-yard, three touchdown performance from Brady, who brought the Patriots back from 14 down twice in this game.
You can also add the name of Bill Belichick, who used an unusual ineligible/eligible lineup to confuse the Ravens in key moments, drawing the ire of John Harbaugh and the admiration of NFL fans who know Belichich is as crafty as it gets.
So now, the Patriots will welcome the Indianapolis Colts into Gillette Stadium in the AFC Championship, a game that features an old master in Tom Brady and an upstart with a knack for making plays in Andrew Luck.Eric Drouant