The Patriots defeated the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday.
In doing so, they booked their place in Super Bowl VIII in Atlanta, where they will face the Los Angeles Rams.
Despite going into the game as underdogs for the first time in 69 games, the Patriots were impressive on both sides of the ball in the win.
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady threw for 348 yards with one passing touchdown during the game, as the Pats mixed up their passing and rushing throughout the game.
It was what they did before the game that showed how impressive the coaching team is, however.
Fox Sports pundit Colin Cowherd revealed that the players were met the morning of the game with eight new plays.
One of them was the penultimate play of the game, as Brady found Rob Gronkowski with a short pass to get the Patriots to the 15-yard line.
Speaking on ‘The Herd’, Cowherd explained that the Patriots are simply better than any other NFL team, and this illustrated it perfectly.
“The pass play to Gronkowski that gave the Pats a first down in overtime, wasn’t in the gameplan,” he explained.
“Peter King reported this morning that the Patriots put eight new plays in the hotel lobby beforehand.
“That is unheard of.
“They used five. All five worked.
“In the Western Crown centre in Kansas City, the New England Patriots players were greeted at 11am with eight new plays.
“That is unheard of in any game.
“Blame who you want, they’re sharper, craftier, smarter than everybody else.”
Published at Tue, 22 Jan 2019 05:58:00 +0000