They say never count out Touchdown Tom, but on a team that went 11-5 and probably should have lost to the Chiefs two weeks ago, it seems like luck has about run out for the 41-year-old.
The Patriots’ first two playoff opponents were good matchups (a Chargers team that barely managed to hold on against the aerially challenged Ravens and the aforementioned Chiefs, whose team defense ranked 31st in passing, 27th in rushing and 31st overall), but that ends tonight when they line up against the Rams. LA’s defense is too stout, and its offense is too balanced. Sean McVay will cement his wunderkind status by winning his first championship, perhaps signaling the end of the Patriots dynasty by handing Brady, Belichick and Co. their second Super Bowl loss in as many seasons.
27-20, Los Angeles. Aaron Donald wins MVP.