Despite the unforeseen interceptions by Tom Brady, New England is going to the Super Bowl. The respective play of each red-zone offense told the story in this game, as the Patriots scored touchdowns, while the Chargers kicked field goals near the goal line. As usual, the Patriots' offense made the Chargers defend a wide variety of different plays out of multiple formations and personnel groupings. This is a versatile and intelligent group that is extremely difficult to prepare for. As the game went on, the Patriots utilized multiple tight end sets and battered the Chargers with Laurence Maroney, who had just 16 of his 122 dominating yards in the first half. The excellent play of role players such as Kyle Brady and Kevin Faulk deserves a lot of credit for this victory. While Tom Brady didn't play his "A" game, his teammates picked him up. This is what makes the Patriots truly great.
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