Invoice Belichick is the AFC’s Thanos. He’s inevitable.
With the world watching a Monday Night time Soccer matchup between two groups that thrive in frigid temperatures, it nearly made an excessive amount of sense that the Patriots and Payments performed in a snow globe in a battle for the highest of the AFC East, and the convention as an entire.
Two was the magic variety of the evening, as New England’s resolution to go for a two-point conversion early within the recreation wound up giving it a cushion it might relaxation on during the evening. Two can be the variety of wins New England had earlier than this seven-game successful streak started that has them 9-4 and the No. 1 seed within the AFC — which implies it’s two video games forward of the Payments. Two can be the variety of Mac Jones completions on three passes for 19 yards.
“We performed form of the way in which we felt like we wanted to play to win. Ultimately, we scored sufficient factors,” Belichick instructed reporters after the sport
With 5 weeks left earlier than the beginning of the postseason, it might be idiotic for Patriots followers — like me — to suppose that this factor is totally sown up in a convention that features the Titans, Ravens, Chiefs, Chargers — and Payments — within the rearview mirror.
New England is 7-1 in opposition to the AFC this season, and the primary crew within the convention to succeed in 9 wins — regardless of overcoming a pleasant whistle from the referees in Buffalo.
As a lot as I perceive why so many individuals hate the Patriots, it’s exhausting to disclaim how this season has been Belichick’s greatest instance of why he’s the best soccer coach ever, as he’s doing this with a rookie QB and an offense that’s removed from horny. The mixture of an excellent protection, a constant working recreation, and a reliable kicker can take you a good distance. And to suppose, the Patriots could possibly be even additional forward within the AFC in the event that they don’t lose an additional time thriller to the Cowboys in October or fall to Tom Brady and the Bucs by a number of inches in Week 4.
Final season, the Patriots have been 7-9 and obtained swept by Buffalo because the Payments have been 13-3 within the common season earlier than shedding within the AFC title recreation to Kansas Metropolis. After Tampa Bay beat the Chiefs within the Tremendous Bowl, Patrick Mahomes and Tom Brady shared the Madden 22 cowl. For Patriots followers it was salt within the wound, as the duvet featured the quarterback that was as soon as theirs and the phenom that was deemed the brand new face of the AFC.
However, is that also the case?
Monday evening’s outcomes imply that Mac Jones at present has extra wins this season than Mahomes, whereas he’s tied at 9 with Brady.
By no means — ever — depend the Patriots out.