No surprise here, the Patriots are going back to the Super Bowl after kicking the shit out of the Steelers in the AFC Championship game. Steelers were a worthy opponent, offense is obviously a force to be reckoned with, we saw that all season, but LeVeon Bell went down with an injury early, Belichick took away Antonio Brown, and Big Ben wasn't goin to be able to beat Brady in a shootout. Normally I'd like the Steelers chance in a shootout, but not against the Patriots, especially when Tom Brady is in the zone like he was last night. Early on I thought this might turn out to be a competitive matchup, something we haven't seen besides from Green Bay-Dallas all playoffs, so when I saw the Patriots pulling away I was disappointed along with every other casual fan. Apparently Pittsburgh forgot Chris Hogan was playing because I'm pretty sure he was wide open on almost every play. Even after he had burnt them several times they still wouldn't put a body on him, stupid zone defense. Playing a zone defense against Brady is just asking him to meticulously pick your defense apart. Patriots are clearly the class of the AFC, love them or hate them, everyone knows the AFC runs through Foxborough. Patriots ended up winning 36-17 in a demolition of the AFC's next best competitior.
Patriots once again have put themselves in position to win a Lombardi trophy, this time it's a little different though. No QB has ever won 5 Super Bowls, so Brady is looking to cement his legacy as best quarterback leaving nothing up for discussion. Brady is also seeking revenge, deflagrate is still very much on his mind, and he won't stop till he gets to receive the Lombardi trophy from Roger Goodell. You don't piss off the sleeping Giant, which was Brady and the Pats since he hadn't won a Super Bowl in about 10 years until Goodell started the deflategate scandal. Then, Brady immediately wins a Super Bowl, and now he's seeking even more revenge after being suspended earlier this season for deflategate. Thanks Goodell, for pissing off the dynasty that had been dormant for so long.
Belichick looking at the AFC Championship trophy like he was about to throw it in the trash as soon as they walked into the lockerroom was an all time great Belichick moment. The guy can't even get a little excited about winning the AFC that's how routine it has become to him. It's an expectation not a goal.