Josh Gordon rooting Julian Edelman, Patriots on in National Football League playoffs

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Following New England's 41-28 destruction of the Los Angeles Chargers in the AFC Divisional Round, multiple Patriots, including Tom Brady and Devin McCourty, alluded to the season-long talk that the Patriots were on their last leg.

Brady hugged referee Ron Torbert after a bro-style handshake that became an embrace with Brady patting him on the back. "I know everyone thinks we suck and can't win any games, so we'll see", Brady told CBS' Tracy Wolfson of the Patriots' upcoming matchup with the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game.

As one of the most successful quarterbacks in National Football League history, some might figure that Brady views this as just another game. He put on a vintage performance, completing 34 of 44 passes for 343 yards and one touchdown.

But on the rare occasions when Brady did stumble, some critics chalked it up to his age, and used that as an excuse to say the Patriots' dynasty is finished. "I just like winning". It's only the seventh time in Bill Belichick's reign in New England the team has been an underdog in the postseason.

Brady isn't the only Patriot who has proudly adopted the underdog theme.

"I think people always hear it", the veteran safety said. "Everybody thinks we don't have enough", wide receiver Phillip Dorsett said (via ESPN). But are you going to bet against them playing Foxborough?

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