The Great Showdown between the Patriots and Packers started out close. The Pats made a dazzling opening drive, going super-speed, and the defense was surprisingly good, but the offense did sputter and the defense faltered, enough so that the score was 17-17 at one point.
Then the Pats pulled some tricks out of their bag, including a flea-flicker that was thrown by wide receiver Julian Edelman (he was a quarterback in college) to James White. It was fun to see the creativity of the offense, and the defense stepped up again.
BTW, NBC presented this as a showdown between Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers for Greatest Of All Time status. Pffft! Brady's 5 Super Bowl rings versus Rodgers' 1. Clutch performances in the playoffs by Tommy. No contest!
The Pats and Dolphins won, and the Bills and Jets lost.
AFC EAST DIVISION
Next week: the Pats meet the Tennessee Titans, coached by former Patriots player, Mike Vrabel.
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