The Brady-Belichick tour of vengeance

On Sunday, January 22, the New England Patriots face the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Championship Game.

Patriots are favored to win the game and if they do they could end up playing the New York Giants in Super Bowl.

Here’s an interesting nugget about that possibility:

Patriots have lost playoff games to five different teams during the Bill Belichick and Tom Brady era: Denver Broncos, Indianapolis Colts, Giants, Ravens and New York Jets.

This season, Patriots have beaten the Jets (twice), the Colts and the Broncos in the regular season, and then the Broncos again in the divisional playoff round. In other words, Patriots have a shot this season at beating all the teams that have derailed them over the past six seasons. The losses to New England cost the Jets a spot in the post season and sent the club into a tailspin. The Colts have been completely devastated and the team’s owner has stampeded the General Manager out of town. Patriots’ 45-10 drubbing of the Broncos put an end to Tim Tebow’s improbable 2011 run.

I hope Belichick and Brady get to complete their tour of retribution.