The Denver Broncos are going to the Super Bowl and the New England Patriots are not. That’s a simple statement that doesn’t quite sum up the AFC Championship game that we saw on Sunday afternoon in Denver, but Tom Brady’s late game face palm and thousand mile stare certainly does.
CBS cameras captured Brady’s face palm as well as his disgusted stare as time ran off the clock in the AFC Championship game and the Patriots season.
Before the game, Dan Marino noted in an interview with Brady that it’s been ages since he’s won a Super Bowl, as he’s 0-2 in his last two trips. So while the face palm perfectly sums up the AFC Championship game, it also sums up the last half decade of Brady’s career.
Suddenly, the wunderkind who could do no wrong in his first trips to the postseason suddenly can’t seem to win when it matters most.