FOXBORO — After two of the worst playoff performances of his career in his last two postseason games, Tom Brady responded in a big way.
The quarterback had one of his best playoff games of all-time Sunday night, as the Patriots rolled over the Steelers, 36-17 to advance to their seventh Super Bowl of the Bill Belichick-Tom Brady era.
Brady went 32-for-42 passing for 384 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions. The 384 yards were a postseason franchise record for the Patriots. The quarterback continued his dominance over the Steelers at Gillette Stadium, as in five games Brady is 141-for-196 (72 percent) passing for 1,797 yards (359.4 yards per game average) with 18 touchdowns and no interceptions.
“It hasn’t sunk in yet,” Brady said. “We’ve looked, every week it’s kind of been one day at a time and one game at a time. I haven’t even said those words yet. Well, I said them after the game, but not at all this...
FOXBORO — Finally, Martellus Bennett has something over his brother when it comes to their NFL teams.
With Michael being on the Seahawks, he’s gone further in the playoffs virtually every season, but not this year as Martellus and the Patriots will be going to the Super Bowl, ironically in Houston where the Bennett brothers grew up.
“I am going to FaceTime him and say, ‘Now I’m going to the Super Bowl mother[expletive], meet me in Houston.’ He’s in Hawaii right now so I know he’s enjoying it. It’s still early there so I still have time to call him and kind of rub it in his face and make sure he’s feeling OK when he’s on the beach right now and I’m getting ready to go to the Super Bowl. I’m sure he’ll be in Houston. I think he’s going to play in the Pro Bowl and then will come out to Houston, our hometown.
“So it’s good because I’m...
FOXBORO — During the second half of the AFC championship game with the game in doubt the Gillette Stadium crowded started to focus on off the field matters.
Commissioner Roger Goodell attended the NFC championship game in Atlanta, meaning once again he didn’t come to Gillette Stadium. He hasn’t been to New England since the 2015 playoffs when Deflategate began.
The crowd started chants of “Where is Roger?” and “Roger-Roger-Roger.”
So what did Martellus Bennett think of them?
“I don’t know, who is Roger?” he asked.
“Roger Goodell. The commissioner,” a reporter replied.
“Oh, yeah. Where is he? It’s like Waldo right now,” Bennett said. “He doesn’t want to come here. He doesn’t know where he’s at.”
Goodell can’t escape the Patriots now as he will certainly be in Houston for the Super Bowl in...
FOXBORO — Another AFC championship win, another re-writing of the NFL record book for the Patriots.
Chris Hogan caught nine passes for 180 yards and two touchdowns while Tom Brady managed another perfect game against the Steelers, as the Patriots routed Pittsburgh, 36-17, Sunday night at Gillette Stadium to advance to play the Atlanta Falcons on Feb. 5 in Super Bowl LI in Houston.
In one of his best playoff performances, Brady finished 32-of-42 for a franchise-record 384 yards and three touchdowns and a 127.5 quarterback rating. Since 2007, Tom Brady has 22 touchdowns passes and no interceptions in seven games against Pittsburgh.
The Patriots become the first team in NFL history to appear in nine Super Bowls, eclipsing the eight by the Steelers, Broncos and Cowboys.
Hogan’s 180 yards is a new franchise playoff record while Julian Edelman passed Deion Branch for the most all-time receiving yards in franchise playoff...
FOXBORO — Jonathan Kraft is always up for taking a dig at the Colts.
Appearing on the Patriots radio network pregame show prior to the AFC championship game, Kraft was asked for his thoughts on Ryan Grigson being fired on Saturday.
He also brought up the 2015 AFC championship game, the last time the Colts came to Gillette Stadium, which was also the Deflategate game.
“You would have to ask Jim Irsay about it, Kraft said. “I mean, he would be the one to ask. That game might have been Ryan’s pinnacle, I don’t know. Jimmy can talk about what is going on with the Colts. We’re fortunately playing football today.”
Clearly, there is no love lost for Kraft and the Colts franchise.
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