The Patriots were one tipped pass, one missed extra point from possibly making the Super Bowl for the ninth time and second year in a row.
They lost 20-18 to the Denver Broncos in the AFC Championship Game on Sunday. If the Super Bowl is as good of a game, we'll be fortunate.
So here are some things we would have heard had the Patriots made the game:
Deflategate: A year ago this week the term was first used and it basically stayed in the news all year. It seemingly was something that drove Tom Brady and the Patriots this season when they started 10-0 but things slipped away from there. The Patriots didn't even keep home field advantage and that hurt...