It was a theme that resonated throughout the locker room after the Patriots’ 41-28 divisional-round victory over the Los Angeles Chargers.
“Tom said it, so I can comment on it. Yeah, everybody does think we suck. Everybody thinks we don’t have enough,” wide receiver Phillip Dorsett said. “But the only thing that matters is what we think in this room and we believe. When you have a whole group of guys that believes, it can be a special thing. So we have to keep playing, keep going hard.”
Fellow receiver Julian Edelman added: “We’re the underdog this week. I’m going to jump on that train and roll with it. That’s my life.”cheap nike nfl jerseys china
The Patriots visit the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday (6:40 p.m. ET). It will be Brady’s 13th appearance in the conference championship game.
“We see it. We see our quarterback’s too old, we’re not good enough on defense, the skill players aren’t good, but it doesn’t affect how we prepare,” said ninth-year safety Devin McCourty, one of the team’s captains.
According to ESPN’s Football Power Index, at 15 percent, the Patriots have the lowest chance of winning the Super Bowl of the four remaining teams.cheap nike nfl jerseys wholesale
“We know we have a lot of doubters, a lot of people saying this and that, counting us out and things like that,” fourth-year defensive end Trey Flowers said. “It’s football. If it was going by what people said, there would be no reason to play the game. We let the pads talk. We let the scoreboard talk. That’s our motto.
“A lot of guys understand that we are doubted and counted out, and you definitely get a little sense of motivation to prove people wrong. … We understand what we have to do. We understand what we got. … It is what it is. I get a few laughs out of it.”