New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is ready to take on Peyton Manning, yet again, when the Patriots travel to Sports Authority Field at Mile High to take on the Denver Broncos in the AFC Championship game.
For the first time since 2006, the Patriots are set to be the underdogs in the postsesaon, and Brady is ready to embrace the underdog role as he predicts that no one will be picking his team to knock off the Broncos and earn a spot in Super Bowl XLVIII.
“I know when we played Baltimore no one picked us to win and no one’s gonna pick us to win this week,” Brady said. “We’ve had our backs against the wall for a while, really the whole season. We’ve lost players and teams have really counted us out. We’ve got a bunch of underdogs on our team and we’ll be underdogs again. We’ll see how that shakes out at the end of the week.”
Of course, we have learned in the past that we should never count Brady and the Patriots out, so it will be interesting to see how the AFC Championship will play out and which team will represent their conference in the Super Bowl against the NFC champion.
Denver is the favorite for good reason, but there is a reason that they play the game and we will need to wait until next Sunday to see who emerges victorious.