Why the Patriots Are the Biggest Surprise of the 2015-16 NFL Postseason So Far

January 19, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

We're now through the first two rounds of the 2015-16 NFL postseason, and only four teams remain in the race to Super Bowl 50. Considering the top two seeds in both the AFC and NFC have advanced to their respective conference championship games, there aren't many surprises here.
Well, actually, that isn't true at all. There's one big surprise remaining—and it's found in a team that probably wouldn't surprise observers who only did a little scratching along the surface. 
We're talking about the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots. 
Not only are the Patriots surprising because they're appearing in their fifth consecutive AFC Championship Game (which has happened only once before, mind you), but because of the long and rocky road the team took to get to this point. 
Now, you might be thinking,"Big deal, teams win the Super Bowl and then return to the conference title game all the time."
You'd be wrong. Of the 10 teams to win the...

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