Originally written January 16, 2013 on Patriots Life:
For the seventh time in Tom Brady's career, he will be going to the AFC Championship Game. For those who are partial to statistics, that is 58% success rate. Even better, in these games he is 5-1 (83% win percentage). By the title of this post, you may expect it was written to be pessimistic, but it isn't meant to be. I am merely trying to play devil's advocate. Belichick and the Patriots don't win games by underestimating the opponent, so we here at Patriots Life won't underestimate the Ravens either. Even if the Patriots are a nine point favorite. This fact, incidentally, brings me to my first danger sign for the Patriots: 1. The Ravens are Serious Underdogs It's easier to stay focused and work hard when you've got everyone telling you that you are going to lose by two scores. Luckily for the Patriots, the Texans were too. So obviously the Patriots know how to handle being the heavy favorite; however, this is just added debris to the Ravens wildfire t...
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