This weekend, two of the most exciting games of the season played out – the NFC and the AFC Championship game. The NFC Championship game played out between the Los Angeles Rams and the New Orleans Saints. The AFC Championship game played out between the New England Patriots and the Kansas City Chiefs.
We have to say that there was a lot of doubt over the Patriots. They didn’t have the best season this year, with more losses than in previous seasons. Experts said this would be the end of their dynasty, of the Brady – Belichick dynasty. But that’s not the case. The Patriots pulled off an amazing win after a very tough game that went into overtime.
The moment when the coin toss ended in favor for the Patriots, we knew they had the win in their hands. If you ask Max Kellerman of ESPN’s First Take, the coin toss was what brought the Patriots the win. He says that it’s pure luck that Tom Brady is headed to his ninth Super Bowl:
“Of course he was lucky. The answer is unequivocally yes, obviously, and duh, he was lucky.”
He went on to say:
“You have the opportunity to play defense — and it is possible to score on defense — but it is much, much, much more likely that you’re going to score on offense, giving the team that wins the toss a really unfair advantage. It’s based on luck.”
Kellerman’s colleague, former Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark, doesn’t think that was the case. He said:
“Now, you’re giving the defense a chance to get the ball back to the offense. You just have to find a way to keep them out of the end zone. Kansas City, show up and play ‘D.’”
We have to say that the Patriots put their heart in soul into this win. The trip to the Super Bowl is much deserved. We can’t wait to celebrate another championship win with them!