- The New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs will meet in the AFC Championship on Sunday in Kansas City, with temperatures expected in the single-digits at kickoff.
- On a recent appearance on “ProFootballTalk Live with Mike Florio,” NBC’s Peter King explained why Tom Brady is likely hoping for it to be “stupidly, ridiculously, awfully cold” on Sunday.
- King argues that because Brady has seemingly won in every possible NFL scenario, any straining situation is more likely to faze his opponents than Brady himself.
Death, taxes, and Tom Brady leading the Patriots to the AFC Championship game.
For eight straight years, these truths have been unchallenged, as Brady once again got his team back to football’s final four with a dominant 41-28 win over the Chargers in Foxboro on Sunday.
While home has been good to the Patriots this season – New England hasn’t lost at Foxboro this year – due to the team’s astounding loss in what has since been dubbed the “Miami Miracle,” Tom Brady and company will have to travel to Kansas City this year on the way to the Super Bowl.
Thankfully for New England fans, Tom Brady has seen it all.
From daunting Super Bowl comebacks to early season blowouts, from playing in the heat of Miami to the frozen tundra of Foxboro, Brady has seemingly faced every challenge football has to offer and become the greatest of all time in the process.
Even with frigid temperatures in the single-digits expected at kickoff in Kansas City, NBC’s Peter King is convinced that the more extreme the situation, the more the game tilts in favour of the Patriots.
“Tom Brady has played in everything,” King said on “ProFootballTalk Live with Mike Florio” on Monday. “He’s been everywhere. He’s been under every sort of environment to play a game. And that’s why I’m not sure that the weather, or the noise, or anything is going to have a huge impact.”
“Tom Brady, the way his mind works, he wants it to be stupidly, ridiculously, awfully cold. You know why? Because he’s played in that before, he’s won in that before. And he has no qualms with playing another one of those games in Kansas City.”
The idea of a 41-year-old quarterback hoping for a zero-degree road game feels a bit ridiculous at first, but considering Brady, his wild competitiveness, and the confidence that comes with winning in every sort of environment over a 20-year career, it begins to make sense.
Brady has steered the Patriots ship through every sort of storm imaginable. On the other side of the ball, Patrick Mahomes will be playing in the coldest game of his life, in front of a hometown crowd on edge with the hopes of making their first Super Bowl since 1969.
If the weather is as bad as some are expecting in Kansas City on Sunday, it could play right into Brady’s cold, cold hands.
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