So it turns out the 2018 Patriots aren't near the end of anything...they just might be getting started. Looking refreshed, renewed, and downright dominant against an LA Chargers team that won earlier this season in Kansas City, America got a big ol' glass of woke juice...quickly remembering all the reasons they need to start worrying about & hating the team from Foxboro.
Tom Brady looked sharp--in other words, he played just like Tom Brady. The running game was subperb, but can they repeat that kind of ground performance in KC to keep the pressure off Tom and the passing game? The defense put another notch in their belt against a top NFL quarterback, but young Patrick Mahomes is this season's best and looms as a tremendous challenge in the AFC Championship. What's the plan against him going to be? Can they get him to keep turning the ball over as he did against them earlier this season, and as he has in moments of weakness during his first campaign? It doesn't happen often, but when it rains with Mahomes, it tends to pour.
And finally, the Colts blocked a punt against Kansas City...thrusting special teams opportunity right back to the forefront. Might just be a big Cordarrelle Patterson week too...
We cover all this and more in this week's REAL THING Patrtiots podcast. Enjoy and GO PATS!