FOXBORO -- We're sensing a theme leading into the Patriots' AFC title game against the Chiefs -- they know they're underdogs and they're using it to their advantage.
Kansas City is currently a three-point favorite and the Patriots don't seem to mind one bit.
"It doesn’t change much for us, but it just kind of shows you what people think about what our chances are," Tom Brady said Wednesday. "That’s about it. No more added comment to that."
“I don’t think about it too much, what people might say or think," he added. "We’re playing against a very good football team. They are the first seed for a reason. They’ve had a great season. We’re going to have to go in a really tough environment and play our best football. It is a great opportunity for us and hopefully we can take advantage of it.”
The Chiefs enter the game as the No. 1 seed thanks to a 12-4 record in the regular season, and then beating the Colts 31-13 in the AFC divisional round. The two teams met at Gillette Stadium in Week 6, a 43-40 win by New England.
While it may be easy to get motivated with not many people believing in them, Brady said this isn't the week for that.
“If you’re not motivated this week you have a major problem," he said.
The Patriots and Chiefs will kickoff Sunday night at 6:40 p.m.