Patriots QB Tom Brady on Chiefs win: ‘A game we will always remember for the rest of our lives’
Tom Brady is headed to his ninth Super Bowl after he and the New England Patriots defeated the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game on Sunday night, but this trip to the big game might be the most special of them all.
At 41 years of age, Brady’s mortality was constantly questioned throughout the season, with his critics getting louder and louder with each passing week.
However, Brady then opened up some eyes when he threw four touchdown passes in the season finale against the New York Jets and then led the Patriots to a Divisional Round playoff win over the Los Angeles Chargers.
The five-time champion then proceeded to guide New England on a game-winning drive in overtime against the Chiefs, further cementing his legacy as the greatest quarterback to ever play the game.
The morning after the Pats’ big win, Brady waxed about what the victory meant to him and his teammates:
“You play sports for a lot of reasons, but something like that that happened last night was a game that we will always remember for the rest of our lives,” he said on Mut & Callahan of WEEI Radio. “Emotions had taken over at that point. You’re not thinking much. You’re just feeling it.”
For Brady, it was just the second road win in an AFC Championship Game throughout his illustrious career:
“I am just so happy for my teammates, the coaches, our whole organization, Mr. Kraft, Jonathan [Kraft] and everyone who has put so much into our team, our families, everyone that has supported us, our fans, everyone,” he added. “It was really a great, great win. Beating a great team on the road in January is an incredible feeling.”