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Patriots win Super Bowl 53; Julian Edelman named SB MVP

It was not the prettiest of games, but in the end, Bill Belichick and Tom Brady get number six. The Patriots defeated the Rams 13-3 to win Super Bowl 53 in Atlanta on Sunday night. With the victory, the Patriots(6) tie the Steelers for the most Super Bowl victories in NFL history.

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman was voted the winner of the Pete Rozelle Trophy, awarded to the Super Bowl LIII Most Valuable Player.

Edelman had 10 receptions for 141 yards and added an eight-yard rush. He is the seventh wide receiver to be named Super Bowl MVP and the first since Pittsburgh wide receiver SANTONIO HOLMES in Super Bowl XLIII.

Edelman has at least five receptions in 13 consecutive postseason games, the longest streak in playoff history. His 115 career postseason receptions rank second in NFL history. Pro Football Hall of Famer JERRY RICE, who had 151 career catches in the playoffs, ranks first all-time.

The wide receivers to win Super Bowl MVP:

PLAYER

TEAM

SUPER BOWL

Lynn Swann

Pittsburgh

X

Fred Biletnikoff

Oakland

XI

Jerry Rice

San Francisco

XXIII

Deion Branch

New England

XXXIX

Hines Ward

Pittsburgh

XL

Santonio Holmes

Pittsburgh

XLIII

Julian Edelman

New England

LIII

*Desmond Howard was named MVP of Super Bowl XXXI as a return specialist

 

Vermeil on Andy Reid: ‘If he sticks with it long enough, he’s gonna win it(Super Bowl)’

Andy Reid and the Kansas City Chiefs had another disappointing playoff loss on Sunday when they lost to the Patriots 37-31 in overtime at Arrowhead. With the loss, Reid falls to 1-5 in conference championship games.

It was a tough loss for the Chiefs as they had a game-clinching interception wiped away in regulation when LB Dee Ford was called for offsides.

For Former Chiefs head coach Dick Vermeil, this loss really stings.

“Kansas City, I’m just sick. I woke up three times during the night thinking about that ballgame,” Vermeil told TMZ Sports.  “I was so disappointed because I’m so respectful and admire Andy Reid for the job he’s done; how consistently he’s coached great football teams and produced great assistant coaches that became good head coaches. And to lose that one at home like that, it’s just sick. Now, he has to wait a whole year to get back and try again.”

Naturally, after this loss, people are going to talk about whether Reid is the right guy to bring a championship to Kansas City, but according to Vermeil, Reid is one of the better coaches in the league.

“He’s better than ninety-nine percent of them. (coaches in the NFL) Believe me,” Vermeil said. “He’s as fine of a coach that has ever coached a game.”

Ultimately, Vermeil believes Reid and the Chiefs will eventually win a Super Bowl.

“There’s no question in mind they will get there, and there’s no question in mind. if he(Reid) sticks with it long enough, he’s gonna win it,” Vermeil said.

The Chiefs have their quarterback for many years to come in Patrick Mahomes. Obviously, they have to fix their defense. It let them down on Sunday and has let them down this whole season. That could mean they go in a different direction with defensive coordinator Bob Sutton(Fired on Tuesday). It’s tough to get this far and lose, but the future is still very bright in Kansas City.

 

HOF Willie Roaf thinks the Chiefs could rout the Pats in AFC title game

The AFC title game is a matchup of old versus new. The old legend in Tom Brady against maybe a new legend in Patrick Mahomes. In the regular season, Brady and the Patriots outlasted Mahomes and the Chiefs 43-40 at Foxboro back in October. This time around Mahomes and the Chiefs will have home-field advantage as Kansas City battles the Patriots on Sunday(6:40 PMET) at Arrowhead with a chance to go to Super Bowl 53 in Atlanta.

Brady and Bill Belichick are arguably the greatest duos in NFL history, and history has shown us that it is hard to bet against this combination, but according to former Chiefs OT and Hall of Famer Willie Roaf, Kansas City will get it done on Sunday, and he is pretty confident about it.

‘This kid (Patrick) Mahomes is special, Roaf told the Go4it podcast hosted by Paul Gant. “For his first-year starting, he is doing some amazing things, so I’m looking forward to it, but it’s going to be a tall task for Tom Brady and those guys to beat the Kansas City Chiefs at home. I would be surprised. It’s tough to play in Arrowhead.”

The Chiefs are 8-1 at home, including their blowout victory over the Colts last weekend in the divisional round; conversely, the Patriots have struggled away from Foxboro, and are 3-5 on the road.

You would think if the Patriots had any advantage it would be coaching as the Patriots have possibly the greatest coach of all-time in Bill Belichick, but according to Roaf, Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, who is 1-4 in championship games, will have a lot to prove, which Roaf believes will help the Chiefs on Sunday.

“I think Andy Reid has something to prove,” Roaf said. “I think he knows he has a special player in Mahomes, more special than (Donovan) McNabb was. And the ability this kid has and the maturity he is showing right now, I don’t think I’m too concerned. I just think they need to score points, play Chiefs’ football, control the clock, and I think the Chiefs make it to the Super Bowl.”

Roaf is so confident in the Chiefs that he thinks it might be a rout.

“I think the game against the Patriots could be a blowout,” Roaf said.

Listen below as Roaf talks championship weekend in the NFL. Also, make sure to support Roaf’s “Frame Your Game” at frameyourgame.com.

 

Asante Samuel on Patriots: ‘It’s never the end of a dynasty as long as they got TB’

November and December is usually the time when the Patriots start to take off. According to PatriotsDynasty.info, with Tom Brady as the starter, the Patriots are a combined 103-28 in November and December. However, this season, the Patriots have struggled. They are 3-3 in the month of November and December, and while they will probably win the AFC East(what else is new), they are 9-5, and might be playing during Wild Card Weekend. Currently, they are the third seed in the AFC.

Can the Patriots get right before the playoffs? According to former Patriot Asante Samuel, as long as they have Brady, they will be just fine.

“TB is the man!” TB can go anywhere and make it work just like that,” Samuel told TMZ Sports.  “Every year is always going to have its different challenges, and that’s what the Patriots and Bill Belichick built his team for different challenges and adversity. I’m excited. I’m ready to see how the playoffs turn out and see where it goes.”

The way things are looking for the Patriots they are probably going to have to go on the road if they want to get back to the Super Bowl. Of the five Super Bowls won by Brady and Belichick, the Patriots had home-field advantage throughout in three out of the five Super Bowl runs.

No matter the numbers, Samuel still believes in the Brady and the Patriots.

“Yes, they can definitely win a Super Bowl,” Samuel said. “My money is on them; at the beginning of the season, in the middle of the season, and at the end of the season. As long as they got TB, that’s where my money at.”

The Patriots will always have a shot as long as they have Brady, but this season does seem different, and with WR Josh Gordon out after being suspended indefinitely by the NFL,it could be tough sledding for New Ejngland moving forward. But, in the end, they still have Belichick and Brady, so the dynasty still has a chance to keep going with those guys together.

 

​What to look for in Week 12 of the NFL

TOP PASSER: New England quarterback TOM BRADY has 79,133 passing yards and 576 touchdown passes in 300 career games, including the postseason.

Brady, who faces the New York Jets (1:00 PM ET, CBS) on Sunday, needs 147 passing yards and four touchdown passes to surpass PEYTON MANNING (79,279 passing yards and 579 touchdown passes) for the most passing yards and touchdown passes in NFL history, including the postseason.

The players with the most passing yards and touchdown passes, including the postseason, in NFL history:

PLAYER TEAM(S) PASSING YARDS PASSING TOUCHDOWNS
Peyton Manning Indianapolis, Denver 79,279 579
Tom Brady New England 79,133 576


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CONSISTENT COLTS: The INDIANAPOLIS COLTS rank second in the NFL with only 10 sacks allowed this season and have not given up a sack in five consecutive games.

On Sunday against Miami (4:25 PM ET, CBS), Indianapolis can become the fourth team to allow zero sacks in six consecutive games within a single season since 1963 when team sacks became an official statistic.

The teams with the most consecutive games without allowing a sack in a season since 1963:

TEAM SEASON CONSECUTIVE GAMES WITHOUT ALLOWING A SACK
Miami Dolphins 1988 12
Washington Redskins 1991 8
Miami Dolphins 1989 7
     
Indianapolis Colts 2018 5*
*Active streak

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SACK MASTERS: Carolina defensive end JULIUS PEPPERS recorded a sack in Week 11 and has 158.5 sacks during his 17-year NFL career.

With two sacks on Sunday against Seattle (1:00 PM ET, FOX), Peppers would surpass Pro Football Hall of Famer KEVIN GREENE (160 sacks) for the third-most sacks since 1982 when the individual sack became an official statistic.

The players with the most sacks since 1982:

PLAYER TEAMS CAREER SACKS
Bruce Smith^ Buffalo, Washington 200
Reggie White^ Philadelphia, Green Bay, Carolina 198
Kevin Green^ Los Angeles Rams, Pittsburgh, Carolina, San Francisco 160
Julius Peppers Carolina, Chicago, Green Bay 158.5
^Pro Football Hall of Famer

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ROLLING RIVERS: Los Angeles Chargers quarterback PHILIP RIVERS ties for third in the AFC with 23 touchdown passes this season and has thrown for at least 25 touchdowns in 10 consecutive seasons.

Rivers, who faces Arizona on Sunday (4:05 PM ET, FOX), needs two touchdown passes to tie DREW BREES (11 consecutive seasons) for the second-longest streak of seasons with at least 25 touchdown passes in league annals.

The players with the most consecutive seasons with at least 25 touchdown passes in NFL history:

PLAYER TEAM(S) SEASONS CONSECUTIVE SEASONS  
Peyton Manning Indianapolis 1998-2010 13  
Drew Brees New Orleans 2006-16 11  
Philip Rivers Los Angeles Chargers 2008-17* 10*  
*Active streak

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NORTH STAR: Green Bay quarterback AARON RODGERS has thrown 26 touchdowns against zero interceptions for a 115.6 passer rating in his past 10 games against the NFC North.

Rodgers, who plays at Minnesota on Sunday Night Football (8:20 PM ET, NBC), needs three touchdown passes without an interception to have the most consecutive touchdowns without an interception by a player against any division since 2002.

The players with the most consecutive touchdowns without an interception against any division since 2002:

PLAYER TEAM DIVISION SEASONS TOUCHDOWNS
Aaron Rodgers Green Bay vs. NFC North 2013-15 28
Drew Brees New Orleans vs. NFC North 2009-14 28
Aaron Rodgers Green Bay vs. NFC North 2016-present 26*
*Active streak

— NFL —

TOUCHDOWN BROWN: Pittsburgh wide receiver ANTONIO BROWN ties for the league-lead with 11 touchdown receptions in 2018 and has recorded at least one touchdown catch in eight consecutive games.

With a touchdown reception on Sunday at Denver (4:25 PM ET, CBS), Brown would tie Pro Football Hall of Famer LANCE ALWORTH (nine consecutive games in 1963) and A.J. GREEN (nine consecutive games in 2012) for the third-longest streak of games with a touchdown catch within a single season in NFL history.

The players with the most consecutive games with a touchdown reception within a single season in NFL history:

PLAYER TEAM SEASON CONSECUTIVE GAMES  
Jerry Rice^ San Francisco 1987 12  
Elroy “Crazy Legs” Hirsch^ Los Angeles Rams 1951 10  
A.J. Green Cincinnati 2012 9  
Lance Alworth^ San Diego 1963 9  
         
Antonio Brown Pittsburgh 2018 8*  
^Pro Football Hall of Famer
*Active streak

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THREE FOR THOMAS: New Orleans wide receiver MICHAEL THOMAS ranks second in the NFL in receptions (82) and third in receiving yards (1,042) this season. Thomas has 278 catches for 3,424 yards and 22 touchdowns in 41 games during his three-year NFL career.

A look at Michael Thomas’ first three NFL seasons with New Orleans:

SEASON RECEPTIONS RECEIVING YARDS TOUCHDOWNS
2016 92 1,137 9
2017 104 1,245 5
2018 82* 1,042* 8*
Totals 278 3,424 22
*Entering Week 12

Thomas can continue the record-setting beginning to his NFL career on Thanksgiving against Atlanta (8:20 PM ET, NBC):

  • With 58 receiving yards, Thomas would join ODELL BECKHAM, JR. (2014-16) and Pro Football Hall of Famer RANDY MOSS (1998-2000) as the only players in league history to record at least 1,100 receiving yards in each of their first three seasons.
  • With eight receptions, Thomas would join ODELL BECKHAM, JR. (2014-16) as the only players in league annals to record at least 90 catches in each of their first three seasons.
  • With 11 catches, Thomas would surpass ODELL BECKHAM, JR. (288 receptions) and JARVIS LANDRY (288) for the most receptions by a player in his first three seasons in NFL history.

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MAGIC MIKE: Tampa Bay wide receiver MIKE EVANS leads the Buccaneers with 957 receiving yards this season.

Evans, who plays against San Francisco on Sunday (1:00 PM ET, FOX), can join Pro Football Hall of Famer RANDY MOSS (six consecutive seasons) and A.J. GREEN (five consecutive seasons) as the only players in NFL history with at least 1,000 receiving yards in each of their first five seasons.

The players with the most consecutive seasons with at least 1,000 receiving yards to begin their careers:

PLAYER TEAM SEASONS CONSECUTIVE 1,000+ REC. YARD SEASONS TO BEGIN CAREER  
Randy Moss^ Minnesota 1998-2003 6  
A.J. Green Cincinnati 2011-15 5  
         
Mike Evans Tampa Bay 2014-17 4*  
^Pro Football Hall of Famer
*Has 957 receiving yards in fifth season

What to look for in Week 9 of the NFL

MAGNIFICENT MAHOMES: Kansas City quarterback PATRICK MAHOMES leads the NFL with 2,526 passing yards and 26 touchdown passes through the first eight weeks of the season. Mahomes has thrown for at least 300 yards in each of his last seven games.

With 300 passing yards at Cleveland (1:00 PM ET, CBS), Mahomes would join ANDREW LUCK (2014) as the only quarterbacks with at least 300 passing yards in eight consecutive games within a single season in league history.

The players with at least 300 passing yards in the most consecutive games within a single season in NFL history:

PLAYER TEAM SEASON CONSECUTIVE GAMES WITH 300+ PASS YARDS
Andrew Luck Indianapolis 2014 8
Drew Brees New Orleans 2011 7
Patrick Mahomes Kansas City 2018 7*
*Active streak

Mahomes, who has thrown four touchdown passes in three consecutive games and five total games this season, can become the third quarterback in league annals with at least four touchdown passes in six different games in a single season, joining PEYTON MANNING (six games in 2004 and nine in 2013) and Pro Football Hall of Famer DAN MARINO(six in 1984). Manning and Marino each won the Associated Press Most Valuable Player award in those seasons.

The players with the most games with at least four touchdown passes within a single season in NFL history:

PLAYER TEAM SEASON GAMES WITH 4+ TOUCHDOWN PASSES
Peyton Manning# Denver 2013 9
Peyton Manning# Indianapolis 2004 6
Dan Marino^# Miami 1984 6
       
Patrick Mahomes Kansas City 2018 5
^Pro Football Hall of Famer
#Named Associated Press Most Valuable Player

— NFL —

HERE COMES HOUSTON: Houston quarterback DESHAUN WATSON passed for five touchdowns with a 156.0 rating in the Texans’ 42-23 victory over Miami in Week 8.

Watson, who has 34 touchdown passes in 15 career games, needs one touchdown pass on Sunday at Denver (4:05 PM ET, CBS) to join Pro Football Hall of Famers KURT WARNER (39 touchdowns) and DAN MARINO (35) as the only quarterbacks in NFL history with at least 35 touchdown passes in their first 16 career games.

The quarterbacks with the most touchdown passes in their first 16 career games in NFL history:

PLAYER TEAM SEASONS PASSING TOUCHDOWNS
Kurt Warner^ St. Louis 1998-99 39
Dan Marino^ Miami 1983-84 35
       
Deshaun Watson Houston 2017-18 34*
^Pro Football Hall of Famer
*In 15 career games

The HOUSTON TEXANS have won five consecutive games following an 0-3 start to the season. With a win on Sunday, the Texans would join the 1970 NEW YORK GIANTS as the only teams since 1970 to win six consecutive games immediately following an 0-3 start.

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SUPER CAM: Carolina quarterback CAM NEWTON has 58 career rushing touchdowns, the most by a quarterback in NFL history, and has at least five rushing touchdowns in each of his first seven seasons in the NFL.

Newton, who has four rushing touchdowns this season and faces Tampa Bay on Sunday (1:00 PM ET, FOX), needs one rushing touchdown to become the first quarterback and seventh player overall in NFL history with at least five rushing touchdowns in eight consecutive seasons.

The players with at least five rushing touchdowns in the most consecutive seasons in league annals:

PLAYER TEAM(S) CONSECUTIVE SEASONS WITH 5+ RUSH TDS
Marshall Faulk^ Indianapolis, St. Louis 10
LaDainian Tomlinson^ San Diego, New York Jets 10
Jim Brown^ Cleveland 9
Ricky Watters San Francisco, Philadelphia, Seattle 9
Eddie George Houston Oilers/Tennessee 8
Thurman Thomas^ Buffalo 8
     
Cam Newton Carolina 7*
^Pro Football Hall of Famer
*Has four rushing touchdowns in 2018

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BACK TO BACK: Los Angeles Rams running back TODD GURLEY leads the NFL with 1,151 scrimmage yards and 15 touchdowns (11 rushing, four receiving) through the Rams’ first eight games of the 2018 season.

Gurley, who led the NFL with 19 touchdowns (13 rushing, six receiving) last season, needs one receiving touchdown on Sunday at New Orleans (4:25 PM ET, FOX) to join Pro Football Hall of Famer MARSHALL FAULK (2000-01) as the only players in NFL history with at least 10 rushing touchdowns and five receiving touchdowns in consecutive seasons.

The players with at least 10 rushing touchdowns and five receiving touchdowns in consecutive seasons in NFL history: 

PLAYER TEAM SEASON RUSHING TDS RECEIVING TDS  
Marshall Faulk^ St. Louis 2000 18 8  
  St. Louis 2001 12 9  
           
Todd Gurley Los Angeles Rams 2017 13 6  
  Los Angeles Rams 2018 11* 4*  
^Pro Football Hall of Famer
*Entering Week 9

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CAN’T STOP THIS THIELEN: Minnesota wide receiver ADAM THIELEN had seven receptions for 103 yards and one touchdown in Week 8 and leads the league with 74 receptions and 925 receiving yards this season. Thielen is the first player in NFL history with at least 100 receiving yards in each of his team’s first eight games to start a season.

With 100 receiving yards on Sunday against Detroit (1:00 PM ET, FOX), Thielen would become the only player in NFL history to record nine consecutive games with at least 100 receiving yards.

The players with the most consecutive games with at least 100 receiving yards in NFL history:

PLAYER TEAM SEASON CONSECUTIVE GAMES WITH 100+ REC. YARDS
Calvin Johnson Detroit 2012 8
Adam Thielen Minnesota 2018 8*
*Active streak

Thielen, who also has a touchdown catch in each of his past five games, can become the only player since 1970 with at least 100 receiving yards and a touchdown reception in six consecutive games.

With six receptions and 75 receiving yards this week, Thielen would become the sixth undrafted player in the common draft era (since 1967) to record consecutive seasons with at least 80 receptions and 1,000 receiving yards.

The undrafted players with the most consecutive seasons of at least 80 catches and 1,000 receiving yards in the common draft era:

PLAYER TEAM YEARS CONSECUTIVE SEASONS
Rod Smith Denver 2000-02 3
Wes Welker New England 2007-09 3
Victor Cruz New York Giants 2011-12 2
J.T. Smith St. Louis Cardinals 1986-87 2
Wes Welker New England 2011-12 2
       
Adam Thielen Minnesota 2017-18* 1*
*Has 74 catches for 925 yards in 2018

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ELITE EIGHT: Atlanta wide receiver JULIO JONES has 638 receptions for 9,866 yards and 43 touchdowns in 102 career NFL games.

With 134 receiving yards on Sunday at Washington (1:00 PM ET, FOX), Jones would surpass CALVIN JOHNSON (115 games) as the fastest player to reach 10,000 career receiving yards in NFL history.

The players to reach 10,000 career receiving yards in the fewest games in NFL history:

PLAYER TEAM FEWEST GAMES TO 10,000 RECEIVING YARDS
Calvin Johnson Detroit 115
Antonio Brown Pittsburgh 116
Torry Holt St. Louis 116
Lance Alworth^ San Diego 120
Jerry Rice^ San Francisco 121
Marvin Harrison^ Indianapolis 122
     
Julio Jones Atlanta 102*
^Pro Football Hall of Famer
*Has 9,866 career receiving yards

With 134 receiving yards, Jones can also become the sixth player in league annals with at least 10,000 receiving yards in their first eight seasons.

The players with at least 10,000 receiving yards in their first eight seasons in league history:

​PLAYER TEAM(S) RECEIVING YARDS IN 1ST 8 SEASONS
Torry Holt St. Louis 10,675
Calvin Johnson Detroit 10,405
Jerry Rice^ San Francisco 10,273
Randy Moss^ Minnesota, Oakland 10,147
Marvin Harrison^ Indianapolis 10,072
     
Julio Jones Atlanta 9,866*
^Pro Football Hall of Famer
*In eighth season

— NFL —

TOP DAWG: Cleveland defensive end MYLES GARRETT ties for the AFC lead with eight sacks in 2018 and has 15 sacks in 19 career games.

Garrett, who will play his 20th career game on Sunday against Kansas City (1:00 PM ET, CBS), needs two sacks to become the fourth player with at least 17 sacks in their first 20 career games since 1982, when the individual sack became an official statistic.

The players with the most sacks in their first 20 career games since 1982:

PLAYER TEAM SEASONS SACKS  
Joey Bosa Los Angeles Chargers 2016-17 19  
Aldon Smith San Francisco 2011-12 18.5  
Clay Matthews Green Bay 2009-10 17  
         
Myles Garrett Cleveland 2017-18 15*  
*In 19 career games

Brady on losing to Jags: ‘I think you have a bad day against a good team—it’s a recipe for losing’

In a 16-game season, there will be bad days, and Sunday was a bad day for the New England Patriots in Jacksonville. Defensively, they had a hard time slowing down Blake Bortles(29-45, 377 YDS, 4 TDs) and the Jaguars offense. The Jaguars scored 31 points and had almost 500 yards of offense(482), which helped them defeat the Patriots 31-20 in a rematch of last year’s AFC title game.

Offensively, the Patriots had a hard time moving the ball against the vaunted Jaguars defense, who kept Tom Brady(24-35, 234 yards, 2 TDs) and the New England offense in check.

The Patriots did not have one of their better days, and according to Brady, who had a costly fumble early in the fourth quarter, it’s hard to beat a good team like the Jaguars when you have a bad day.

“I mean, it’s a long year. I think you have a bad day against a good team—it’s a recipe for losing,” Brady said.

“And we shouldn’t even have had a bad day, and we’ve got to learn from having bad days—and these things don’t just magically happen, you’ve got to make them happen, and we’ve got to, all of us, have to have more urgency to do things right—more often—over the course of practices, games and then, it’s just a matter of going out and executing and playing. It was us. I mean, the first couple of drives, it was just us. I mean, you’re behind and then, playing in a situation where playing against a great team on the road that plays well went over our heads, and they played really well.”

It’s a long season, and the Patriots, just like every team in the NFL, are still working through things. Furthermore, the Pats are still trying to work through things on the offensive side of the ball without WR Julian Edelman, who will return in Week 5 after being suspended by the league for four games after testing positive for PEDs.

In the end, Jacksonville is going to be a tough team, and if the Patriots want to go back to the Super Bowl, they will probably have to see this Jaguars team again somewhere down the line, if they do, New England better hope they play better than they did on Sunday.

 

 

Jags head coach Marrone on Brady: ‘I don’t look at him as a 41-year-old’

Tom Brady is defying all types of logic. At the age of 41, and his 19th season, Brady is still playing like one of the best quarterbacks in football, which is not supposed to happen.

Last season, Brady led the Patriots to Super Bowl 52, and in that game, he threw for 505 yards and three touchdowns, but his defense let him down, and New England would lose to Philadelphia 41-33.

Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone knows first hand what it’s like to be victimized by Brady as his team lost the Patriots in last season’s AFC title game. Marrone gave his thoughts on why Brady has been so successful this late in his career.

“I don’t know him personally, but I know players that have played a long time in the league and one of the traits are that they are able to take care of their body all year round and know their body and know what they need and train very hard,” Marrone told the media on Wednesday. “There’s a lot of toughness in there also, a lot of competitiveness in there. You have to have a great discipline about yourself to do that, to play. Tommy is a great example of that and not knowing what he has done, but he has obviously done something because I don’t look at him as a 40 or 41-year old.”

Marrone was with former NFL QB Vinny Testaverde late in his career when Marrone was with the Jets, and saw what it takes to play in your 40s.

“I was with Testaverde for a whole season and Vinny was the same type of way,” Marrone said. “I forget how old he was. I’m talking about young and strong. Vinny was like that. I’m not trying to compare the two from the standpoint of what they have done. I’m comparing how disciplined you have to be to play.”

At some point, Brady will fall off, but for now, let’s enjoy his greatness!