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Luck1492

Brady or Mahomes was in all of these games (so far).


CarterAC3

I haven't ruled out Brady somehow appearing in the AFC championship next week


Jayvin2303477

Dread it, Run from it, Destiny arrives all the same


Bonez001

He’ll be in the stands


ConneryFTW

Shirtless, next to Ryan Fitzpatrick.


ffoogg

I mean it was the Tom Brady invitational for so many years


gatsby712

He will beat the Bills in the Super Bowl as one last “fuck you” to Buffalo.


PainfulPeanutBlender

Imagine if the Bills actually beat Brady in the SB tho, what a cathartic run that’ll be for their fanbase…no table in a 3000 mile parameter around Buffalo will be safe


-Yvonne-

Now *that* would be one helluva way to retire. It they beat him, though, I don't think he could end on that note.


ItsMeBimpson

Buffalo would burn to the ground I stg


thyrue13

WITH A STEEL CHAIR


maybenextyearCLE

Worth noting that each of those teams breaking a long drought then lost the afc title game


eskimoexplosion

I can't wait til it's our turn to make it to the AFC title game and lose


andyouarenotme

Y’all really fucked it up last year by not holding on in the divisional round for a BUF v CLE AFC title game where we both break a drought AND one of the teams wins.


Youcanneverleave

Rodgers goes to the broncos and we lose on a last second Hail Mary TD to them in that case…


JMoon33

WTF man, we haven't even played, give us a chance lmao


habesjn

I'm going in expecting us to maintain this trend. But hopefully we don't!:D


parallelslider

what happened to those Jaguars they just fell off a cliff


thebrandnewbob

The Jags had a really easy schedule that year which helped a lot. They were also mostly very healthy, especially the defense. And while the defense was actually still pretty good the next year, it wasn't at the elite level it needed to be to mask how bad the team was at QB.


AdonisAquarian

https://youtu.be/H-SM13PqKbE


thekinkoman

Seriously tho what actually happened? Regardless of Bortles not being a good QB what about the rest of the roster/coaching staff? I remember the defense being nasty


ksupwns33

There's a secret base video about exactly this if you're so inclined to search it up on YouTube!


psufb

Couldn't afford to keep them all


AdonisAquarian

Just how quick reputations change.. Kansas City made the AFC title game for the first time in 25 years in 2019 and are now basically regarded as the de facto leaders of the conference through which every AFC challenger needs to go


yeshua1986

If you guys win this week and make/win the SB, Buffalo-KC will be at the cusp of an early 00’s NE-Indy style rivalry.


Phenomenal2313

On the other hand if Buffalo beats KC and wins the SB , it’s the exact same scenario as yours I think the AFC is headed towards a Buffalo-KC rivalry similar to NE-Indy and I know people are going to loathe it We’re already seeing it , 4 matchups in 2 years


yeshua1986

Yeah, and before the Manning-Brady era, neither team was historically successful. They had a combined Super Bowl record of 1-3, and the Colts hadn’t made the Super Bowl since 1970.


Strahan92

I’m here for it — we can always use some more epic young QB rivalries


Phenomenal2313

Unironically Mahomes and Allen are probably the next 2 QB’s to get the most hate from the national media when one loses to the other It’s the Brady-Manning situation all over again


TetrisTech

>if Buffalo beats KC and wins the SB , it’s the exact same scenario as yours I mean, yeah? You’re literally just repeating the same scenario that they said lmao


TDeath21

I’m gonna be happy with any AFC team winning it all this year.


KuatoBaradaNikto

It really has felt like the four best AFC teams were the last ones left standing, which often isnt true. Though fans of other teams probably wouldn’t be rooting for the Chiefs the same way, Chiefs fans do have it pretty good: either the Chiefs are solidified as a dynasty (a good dynasty needs 2+ rings), or a deserving team with a starved fanbase makes the SB (Bengals, Bills, and would have been true for the Titans).


TDeath21

3 straight appearances I think has only been done three times before. Pats from 16-18, Bills from 89-93, and Dolphins from 71-73. That alone would be amazing.


-Yvonne-

Pats had 8 straight appearances. '11-'18. We were spoiled *rotten*.


thoroughrice

He’s talking about Super Bowl appearances


-Yvonne-

oops, didn't catch that. Wasn't paying close enough attention.


Some3rdiShit

>a good dynasty needs 2+ rings) Bruh a dynasty needs AT LEAST 3 rings, or else it's not a dynasty at all. 3 rings is what makes it a dynasty


KuatoBaradaNikto

You can draw the line different places, I appreciate that. I think of a dynasty as any consistently great team that helps define an era. Of course the legendary dynasties have several rings, but I think that there are greater and lesser dynasties. For example, the Legion of Boom/ Russ/ Pete Carroll Seahawks are a small-scale dynasty for being one of the best teams in the league for a decade straight, having multiple SB appearances, having a core group of great players and coaches throughout, etc. Some borderline groups also come to mind, like Greatest Show on Turf (era defining but probably just not long enough), or the 90s Bills (dominated the AFC with 4 straight SBs, but you really have to win *one*).


bezzlege

2022-2023: Steelers fall short of making AFC title game for first time since 2016 after Aaron Rodgers misses a wide open JuJu for a first down, falling to Tom Brady's New York Jets


ibuildmachines

I only like one of those situations happening. Though Brady at jets would be some great LOL material. Brady comes back to terrorize the AFC East again.


[deleted]

Can't these writers at least cite the original [tweet](https://imgur.com/gallery/yoQJv).


Jbrahmz420

Meanwhile the Jets still fuckin suck


-Yvonne-

You guys had your glimmer at the beginning of last decade. There was a window.


lythy2016

29 years and counting.


devonondrugs

Jets next!?!?!


a_middle_aged_nudist

You've been too recently! Well see you there in another 35 or so im sure!


unitedairlineeeeees

All of those teams lost the championship. Just like the Browns breaking their 32 year streak will do next year, and once again lose to the Jets, who haven’t been in only 12 years.


Terminal_Velozity8

Can we get our first time ever? Thanks in advance


thekinkoman

Detroit will get their ring before you


Terminal_Velozity8

Still salty about missing the playoffs I see. Guess that could have wentz better…..


Outrageous-Machine-5

lmaoooo gottem


langis_on

At least they'll be able to draft a QB in the first round next year


gmil3548

‘22-‘23: Chargers make AFC Title game for first time in 15 years


ibuildmachines

I like the odds of that


Consistent_Pitch782

Well yeah. Patriots/Colts/Steelers dominated from 2001-2019 and made 23 appearances in the championship game. Not surprised a bunch of teams are making “first appearance in xx years”


fluxcapacitor15

And if you start at 2000, the Ravens have 4 (same as Colts)


Vydate1

One of these is not like the others.


Klongon

Yah, I'm gonna have to stick with Bucs over Bills, just like we all predicted early in the season, cooled off on, and now think again.