Brady, who will play in his seventh consecutive conference final and 12th overall, faces a stingy Jaguars defensive unit that was the NFL's best against the pass in search of his 27th playoff victory.
Opponents' mistakes are like chum in the ocean for sharks.
The first gaffe came with 1:28 remaining in the first half and the Patriots trailing 14-3 and desperately trying to score before the end of the half.
"I think we should keep that a secret a little bit longer", he said after his Patriots' 24-20 win over Jacksonville in the AFC Championship Game.
Whatever you may have thought or expected to happen heading into the NFL's "Championship Sunday", we now are exactly where we are supposed to be with the NFC champion Philadelphia Eagles due to meet the AFC champion New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII. That gave New England another free first down, this one at the Jacksonville 13-yard line. The Jaguars simply had no answer for Brady in the fourth quarter that saw him continually make strong throws and find his receivers open down the field.
Lambo started the fourth quarter with a field goal, to go up 20-10. He may not have had the most receiving yards on the day, but it was the Danny Amendola show in the fourth quarter. Tom Brady overcame a cut on his hand that apparently required stitches to throw for 290 yards and two touchdowns.
The Vikings celebrated Kyle Rudolph's 25-yard touchdown catch from Case Keenum on their opening drive by mimicking the Olympic sport of curling for their TD celebration. Defensively, New England is allowing 18.5 points and 366 yards per game.
Brady suffered a right hand injury and had a limited workout session Wednesday, but Jaguars coach Doug Marrone dismissed any notion the 40-year-old Patriots star would be hampered on Sunday. "Defense played so great when they needed to".
Do not take that as any slight of the Eagles whatsoever, as they were the reason the Vikings folded. As a Super Bowl-contending team, sometimes all it takes is one key move. The doctors went in and checked it out and we did things just to kind of check on everything and fortunately, there wasn't any damage that normally comes associated with that. Whoever is in the game, whoever is beside me, I have a lot of trust and faith in them, whether it's Gronk or Cookie or Hoagie (Chris Hogan) ... whoever it is.
"It wasn't the biggest play I've made, but it was definitely one of the most important", he said. He has been the Super Bowl Most Valuable Player four times. I've got so must respect for him ...
"We were 30 minutes close, then 15 minutes close, six minutes close and I just kept saying keep fighting", Bouye said. Absolutely not. That's Tom Brady. The Little Quarterback Who Could might make for a great story, but it doesn't make for great TV. "I got players hitting me up in the National Football League saying the same thing". "But if I look for the ball and try to protect myself, it's a flag".
"That guy is enormous", Church said. Just coming up short, you could feel the pain, and you could also feel the passion of what this city wants. "But I guess they felt it was too high of a hit.It was a tough call, but you have to go with what they call".