The New England Patriots have been the most successful franchise in the NFL since 2001, racking up five Super Bowl wins and eight appearances during that span. In most part this was due to Tom Brady. How does this impact New England Patriots betting odds for Super Bowl 53? Let’s review.
Despite all their success, the Patriots have the third best odds of the four remaining teams and have embraced the underdog role they suddenly find themselves in.
After their impressive victory over the Los Angeles Rams, Brady told a reporter that “everybody thinks we suck and can’t win any games.”
Brady’s teammates echoed the same sentiment after the game.
“Tom said it, so I can comment on it. Yeah, everybody does think we suck. Everybody thinks we don’t have enough,” wide receiver Phillip Dorsett said. “But the only thing that matters is what we think in this room and we believe. When you have a whole group of guys that believes, it can be a special thing. So we have to keep playing, keep going hard.”
Wide receiver Julian Edelman added: “We’re the underdog this week. I’m going to jump on that train and roll with it. That’s my life.”
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On Monday, Brady elaborated on his comments.
“Our team has fought through a lot all year,” Brady said. “At different times over the course of the season, you have ups and downs, and I thought we were just really poised to have a great performance. A lot of people didn’t think we could beat the Chargers. The Chargers were undefeated on the road. We had a lot of respect for the Chargers, they’re a damn good football team. But we felt like we wanted to go out and really play our best and make a statement.”
“I thought we really rose to the occasion. That’s what playoff football is all about. Certainly not our first time, and our coaches did such a great job preparing us. We’re going to need the same type of effort this week.”