The New England Patriots are playing hotter than any other team heading into the NFL Conference Championship this Sunday. The Pats will host a strong Baltimore Ravens team that is fresh off a shocking upset over the Denver Broncos last weekend. This has the making of a great game, but at second glance it could very well end up being another game that is dominated by QB Tom Brady.
The Patriots, and Brady, looked utterly unstoppable against the vaunted Houston Texans defense last week. Brady finished the game completing 25 of his 40 passing attempts for 344 yards and three touchdowns in the team’s one-sided 41-28 victory. This was just another classic Brady fantasy football performance.
Brady is systemically picking apart some of the best defenses in the game and is hitting all of his receivers with pinpoint accuracy. The Pats have mastered the no huddle offense and no defense has been able to contain them all year.
Tight end Rob Gronkowski will be out the rest of the year after re-injuring his forearm, but backup Aaron Hernandez still ranks among the best tight ends in the game. Hernandez finished last weekend’s game with six grabs for 85 yards, so the team won’t skip a beat with Gronk on the sideline. Even without the superstar tight end, this offense still looks very scary right now.
Brady will have a huge fantasy performance against the Ravens this weekend, so fantasy owners with him still on their playoff roster will certainly be pleased with the effort. Brady will throw at least three touchdowns in the game and will rack up 300 yards through the air against the Ravens’ aging defense.
Ray Lewis, and the Ravens, may be the team of destiny this year, but that was before they had to play Tom Terrific. The Patriots are the new favorite to win it all this year, so naturally Tom Brady is the new top quarterback to ride for the rest of the fantasy football playoff challenge.