Patriots defeat the Chiefs to win the AFC title
I’m gonna give you the truth even though I could have gotten away with this like LeGarrette Blount gets away from Bills defenders: Originally, when I first started thinking about my 2014 predictions in mid-December, this item was slated to say: Ravens end Patriots in AFC Divisional Round. Given that the Ravens didn’t even make the playoffs, we can safely say that’s not happening. As for what will happen, I think we can agree on this: The 2013 Patriots are incredibly resilient. They’ve also lost a ton of talent to injury along the way, and they do have significant flaws. Fortunately, there’s no truly dominant AFC team this year. The Chiefs will hand Peyton Manning his eighth career one-and-done, and the Patriots will advance to the Super Bowl for the sixth time in the Belichick/Brady era. How will they fare? The crystal ball is hazy on that one.