FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is embracing the underdog position in Sunday’s AFC Championship Recreation towards the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs, telling CBS in a postgame interview that “everyone thinks we suck and might’t win any video games.”
It was a theme that resonated all through the locker room after the Patriots’ 41-28 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers within the divisional spherical of the playoffs.
“Tom mentioned it, so I can touch upon it, yeah, everyone does suppose we suck, everyone thinks we do not have sufficient,” mentioned large receiver Phillip Dorsett. “However the one factor that issues is what we suppose on this room and we imagine. When you could have an entire group of guys that believes, it may be a particular factor. So we have to maintain taking part in, maintain going onerous.”
Fellow receiver Julian Edelman added: “We are the underdog this week. I am going to soar on that practice and roll with it. That is my life.”
The Patriots go to the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday (6:40 p.m. ET). Will probably be Brady’s 13th look within the convention championship.
Requested if it is sweeter when he is proving folks unsuitable, Brady mentioned, “I identical to successful.”
Teammates took a cue from Brady after Sunday’s win.
“We all know we have so much of doubters, so much of folks saying this and that, counting us out and issues like that,” mentioned fourth-year defensive finish Trey Flowers. “It is soccer. If it was going by what folks mentioned, there could be no motive to play the sport. We let the pads speak, we let the scoreboard speak. That is our motto.
“So much of guys perceive that we are doubted and counted out, and also you undoubtedly get a bit sense of motivation to show folks unsuitable. … We perceive what we have to do. We perceive what we acquired. … It’s what it’s. I get a couple of laughs out of it.”