Each team goes through its fair share of ups and downs throughout a season. Each team deals with some doubts from outsiders on their way to a championship.
But the New England Patriots took that to a whole new level this season.
The Patriots dealt with those who doubt and those who hate in almost every corner, but that did not stop them from marking a ticket to the 11th Super Bowl of the franchise, the ninth in the era of Tom Brady-Bill Belichick.
At this point, they have heard everything. Too old, too slow, and so on.
With a simple tweet on Saturday, on the eve of Super Bowl LIII, the team summed it up perfectly.
The Patriots will face the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday for the Lombardi Trophy.
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