After the Patriots punched their ticket to Atlanta for Super Bowl 53 on Sunday, with their 37-31 overtime win over the Chiefs, the 41-year-old quarterback shared his uncensored reaction with reporters.
“Un-f***ing-believable, bro,” Brady said. “This is crazy.”
Following the postgame festivities, Brady posted a video to his Instagram page, in which he and tight end Rob Gronkowski give smug smiles to the camera without saying a word.
The clip also features overtime highlights from the AFC Championship, with Diddy’s “Bad Boy for Life” blaring in the background.
Before the video goes dark, however, “Still here” appears on the screen.
Brady and Bill Belichick will chase their sixth Lombardi Trophy when they face the LA Rams in two weeks time.
The Rams secured their spot with a highly-controversial win against the New Orleans Saints in which they benefited from one of the worst no-calls in league history.
But like Brady, Rams running back Todd Gurley took to Instagram to add salt to the wound of his opponent.
Gurley had some apparent Photoshop fun in the euphoric moments after his Rams advanced to the Super Bowl with an officials-aided 26-23 overtime victory over the Saints in the NFC Championship Game.
The Rams running back posted on Instagram a photo of himself and a game official having swapped jerseys — the kind of respectful gesture NFL players sometimes share after battle. If it was good-natured, the visual sure portrayed the official in a bad, pro-Rams light.
But if the faux pic made Gurley smile, it could not have elicited any laughs among zebras or around the NFL after what is being widely roasted as one of the worst officiating non-calls in NFL playoff history — a call that helped hand the Rams the win.
Gurley wasn’t actually involved in the controversial play — he just snickered on social media about its outcome.
The set up for Gurley’s picture punchline came late in the fourth quarter, with the game tied 20-20. The Saints were at the LA 13-yard line, and New Orleans QB Drew Brees threw a third-down pass intended for Tommylee Lewis, who got slammed by cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman on what was a clear pass-interference penalty.
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NFL: New Orleans have exited the NFL Super Bowl race in controversial circumstances after the refs missed a seemingly obvious penalty late in the fourth quarter against the LA Rams.
But it was not called. Even Robey-Coleman admitted it should have been.
So instead of milking the clock and kicking a last-second field goal, the Saints had to kick the go-ahead field goal with 1:41 left — leaving the Rams plenty of time to tie it in regulation, which they did before winning on OT on Greg Zuerlein’s titanic 57-yard field goal.