Published: Sun, January 14, 2018
Sport | By Cameron Gross

Umenyiora: Brady's Legacy Secure Without Another Super Bowl Win

Umenyiora: Brady's Legacy Secure Without Another Super Bowl Win

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New England Patriots wide receiver Chris Hogan has been cleared to play for the team's AFC divisional-round playoff game against the Tennessee Titans on Saturday, per ESPN's Mike Reiss.

Brady said he is not letting negative coverage surrounding the team be a distraction. "But I feel like if we're on our stuff and we're just ready to go, I feel like it's going to be a really good game, and we can come out with a victory". Nothing really should get in the way of that.

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Brady is 11-2 in 13 divisional-round games since 2002, passing for 3,700 yards and 28 touchdowns. Mariota has 40 touchdown passes and zero interceptions in the red zone during his National Football League career, but the Patriots have excelled at holding teams to field goals this season, allowing touchdowns on just 43.8 percent of opponents' trips inside the 20 (fourth-best in the NFL). It was very encouraging to see that effort from Marcus Mariota who has been much maligned for a lot of the season.

"We've dealt with some non-Tennessee subjects here over the last few days", Belichick said to close out his opening statement.

To nose tackle Austin Johnson, a Galloway Township native, and the rest of the Tennessee Titans, it's just another game. "You do all the meetings, and walkthroughs, and March, April, May, June ... try to work out and be prepared for the season, and you get through it and you make it through a whole season and have a chance to compete with everything at stake".

Derrick Henry was not at all pleased by his performance in the season finale versus the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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The former Heisman Trophy victor has starred in the running game for Tennessee in recent weeks with DeMarco Murray sidelined with a knee injury. And there was nothing flukey about the protection Mariota got last week, or his acceleration out of the pocket. Linebackers Brian Orakpo (seven) and Wesley Woodyard (five) give the Titans a variety of options to attack Brady, not counting backup linebacker Erik Walden (four). Since 2000, New England is 32-1 when favored by 13 1/2 or more points, including 4-0 in the playoffs.

If they're going to follow up their first playoff win in 14 years by making it to the AFC championship game for the third time since moving to Tennessee, they are going to need a huge night and the offense. It's a big task to go out and win a playoff game. If the Titans defensive backs to make things tough for Brady, the team will need to rely on their running backs to march down the field.

LeBeau has an NFL-record 45 consecutive seasons as a coach, with Belichick at 43.

Prediction: The Patriots will beat the Minnesota Vikings, the first home team in Super Bowl game history, 23-20, in overtime.

The respect between the two is mutual.

Much of the problem comes from reports that Kraft forced Belichick to trade quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo to the San Francisco 49ers, which was said to have made the coach "furious and demoralized".

Though he has now surpassed his idol and San Francisco 49ers legend Joe Montana, who won four Super Bowl titles, debate still remains as to who is the greatest quarterback of all time, Montana having never lost on the biggest stage while Brady has tasted defeat twice.

Beyond that, hanging over their heads is the possibility that offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels (to Indianapolis and Andrew Luck?) and defensive coordinator Matt Patricia (to the New York Giants?) are leaving to become head coaches.

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