Many people doubted the New England Patriots’ chances of playing in Super Bowl LIII.

Yet here we are.

FS1’s Colin Cowherd made some interesting comments Thursday while discussing New England’s improbable run to Atlanta, claiming “this was the year to knock off the Patriots.”

Cowherd pointed out there has been “roadblock after roadblock” for the Patriots this season, suggesting New England didn’t stand a chance to reach its ninth Super Bowl of the Tom Brady-Bill Belichick era.

The radio host added: “They’re favored by a field goal. All nine of the biggest bets are on New England.”

Cowherd also mentioned the Patriots won’t face nearly as many challenges next season, indicating New England’s dynasty is very much alive.

As Tom Brady would say, the Pats are “still here.”

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