The hostile stadium spits venom on him, his team has never bothered Bill Belichick, and it doesn’t matter which team has been waiting for the Patriots in two decades.
But Belichick made the postseason without Tom Brady for the first time in his legendary career when he proudly called himself the Bills Mafia for the bitter Arctic Chill on Saturday night at Highmark Stadium, the championship-hungry beast. .
So when Belichick, after a year of absence from the playoffs, embarked on his desperate quest for the seventh Super Bowl championship, nobody knew the young Brady was the goat for the first time, he was not a good quarterback. Ride.
He has a new quarterback, Mc Jones.
The Bills have Josh Allen.
Brady studies the playbook for a wild-card game against the Eagles in Tampa, or steals his old coach in his head on television … or both.
Jones drafted big games for Nick Saban in Alabama, he beat Cam Newton for the Patriots’ starting job, he was better than Trevor Lawrence and every other quarterback in his draft class … He beat the Bills in Week 13, completing two passes. Three attempts for 19 yards on a windy western New York night, the Patriots played a bully ball and rushed for 222 humiliating yards.
The Bills, challenging their manhood and pride, intercepted Jones twice and returned the favor in New England in the 16th week.
It establishes The Thrilla in Orchard Park.
Super Wild Card Round Heavyweight Slugfest.
Sixty minutes – or more – the risk of breaking a bone in the center of the ring and the cruelty of take-no-prisoners.
Now understand what this means for each side:
Belichick missed the playoffs in the first season without Brady last year, but then went on to watch Brody defeat the seventh Lombardi Trophy by winning the Super Bowl at home in Tampa with Bruce Arians.
So the Belichick general manager spent $ 159.6 million in guarantee money to give Belichick a head coach at the start of a free agency tornado.
Now try to put yourself in the shoes of Bills fans:
When the Bills hosted a playoff game for the first time in 25 years last January, COVID-19 sanctions did not allow more than 6,722 at the stadium. Remember that Belichick’s 11-year stranglehold on the AFC East title was a favorite Bills team.
The Bills lost four consecutive Super Bowls from 1991-94 with Marv Levy as head coach and Jim Kelly at quarterback. When Belichick and Brady were in front of their six-ring dynasty, Bills fans were dreaming of winning their first.
Sean McDermott and Brandon Bean built 60 minutes from Super Bowl LV and defended Highmark Stadium as now back-to-back AFC East champions.
Allen has a 60.8 completion percentage in four playoff games with five touchdowns and one interception, and 237 rushing yards and another TD. “They’re hard to defend,” Belichick said.
Allen is 2-2 in the postseason. Brady Belichick was 30-11 with him.
Jones 0-0. And he’s the No. 1 player in the NFL. 1 are greeted with protection.
“You have to realize that there’s not much chance of error,” Jones said. “That would be fun.”
The kid is a cool customer, ready to go beyond his years. The heat is on him to get Belichick back to the only place he can coach. Jones showed fine ice water in his veins and thought it didn’t freeze. Because the cold blood team and cold blood await him and his coach.