Patriots vs Chargers : The New England Patriots came up short in their latest bid for a Lombardi Trophy almost 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.
== MATCH INFO ==
NFL Playoffs 2019
Team : Patriots vs Chargers
Date : Sunday, January 13
Start Time : 1:05 Pm Et
On paper, the 2018 season was business as usual for the Patriots, who have appeared in a whopping eight of the last 17 Super Bowls behind the perennially dominant pairing of Tom Brady and Bill Belichick. For the 10th year in a row and the 16th time in the last 18 seasons, New England finished atop the AFC East, securing a bye with an 11-5 record.
On Sunday, L.A. will get its chance at postseason redemption — and a path to long-awaited Rivers glory, while the Patriots will get their chance to prove their dynasty remains alive and well.
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“I’m not playing Tom by any means. But is it special to go to New England against a Hall of Fame coach and arguably the best quarterback ever to play and get another shot at ’em? Heck, yeah,” Rivers said. “To get an opportunity again to go against them, 11 years after we had the opportunity in the 2007 season, yeah, it’s awesome. Looking forward to it.”
The Chargers face a veteran quarterback after putting the clamps on a rookie, Lamar Jackson of the Ravens, who fumbled three times, threw an interception and was sacked seven times in his playoff debut.AFC North champion Baltimore (10-7) got to play a home playoff game for the first time since 2012, but its run ended there.