Tom Brady and the New England Patriots just won’t die.
Many believed this was the year the dynasty was ending. When will they learn?
The 41-year veteran quarterback eviscerated the visitors 41-28, connecting on 34-of-44 throws for 343 yards and a touchdown. Brady began Sunday’s game hot, completing 23-of-29 passes for 233 yards for a 35-7 halftime lead.
Brady has never lost against Charger quarterback Phillip Rivers, winning all seven matchups (including two playoff games) since 2007.
Brady is searching for his sixth Super Bowl ring.
- Michael Schofield started again at right guard for Los Angeles. The line allowed two sacks, and only helped muster 19 yards on 10 carries.
- Philadelphia defensive end Brandon Graham’s season is over, as the Eagles dropped a 20-14 decision at the New Orleans Saints. Before exiting the postseason, the former first-round draft pick was on a bit of a tear.
He recorded three tackles, sacking Drew Brees once and forcing a fumble.
The week before against the Bears, he notched an additional half-sack. Those were his first quarterback takedowns since Dec. 3.