Tom Brady, Patriots embrace underdog role after win over Chargers

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Well, Brady showed that he's still got it, proving the doubters wrong on Sunday, with 343 yards and a 77.3 percent completion percentage.

Brady was interviewed by CBS' Tracy Wolfson after the Patriots punched their ticket to the AFC Championship Game with a convincing 41-28 win over the Los Angeles Chargers in the Divisional Round at Gillette Stadium.

The dominant performance helped New England reach its eighth straight AFC Conference Championship Game.

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The New England Patriots came up short in their latest bid for a Lombardi Trophy nearly a year ago, and while they're back in the playoff picture, another first-round bye week in the books, they've got maybe the most talented team in the AFC standing in their way.

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Yeah, sure. The Patriots went 11-5 and finished second in the AFC standings.

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The Saints averaged 31.5 points this season on their way to the NFC South title, ranking third in the National Football League behind the Chiefs (35.3 points per game) and Rams (32.9) and ahead of the Patriots (27.3).

"It'll be a tough game", Brady said.

Brady isn't the only Patriot who has proudly adopted the underdog theme. Yeah, everybody does think we suck. As he said, "We'll see".

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"We know we have a lot of doubters, a lot of people saying this and that, counting us out and things like that", defensive end Trey Flowers said.