As experts evaluated last weeks wildcard matchups, one thing seemed to be certain. The Kansas City Chiefs would host Tom Brady and the New England Patriots after they marched past Tennessee. But with the dawn of the new decade, perhaps it was time for in with the new and out with the old.
The nearly invincible Pats, who reached the AFC Championship game the last eight seasons, were bounced in the first round by the Titans. Meaning a rematch of last years AFC Championship game was all but lost.
With Brady gone, the door is now open for Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes to engineer a run for the Lombardi Trophy. But standing in his way this week will be another gunslinger in Deshaun Watson.