How perceived ‘bad QBs’ have done in playoffs vs. Pats
Know who probably isn’t going to beat the Patriots Saturday? Brock Osweiler. Not with the way he’s played this season, and not with the discrepancy in the quality of his team compared to New England’s.
Osweiler, who of course does have one victory against the Pats under his belt from his days in Denver, had a dreadful first regular season in Houston. He threw more picks than touchdowns (16 to 15) and was benched late in the season before reclaiming his starting job when Tom Savage was pulled in Week 17 due to concussion symptoms. Last week, he completed 15-of-25 passes for 168 yards with two total TDs (one passing, one rushing) and no picks against a mediocre Raiders defense, but the book on Osweiler this season has already been written: He kind of sucks.
This isn’t the first time the Patriots have gone into a playoff game against a quarterback perceived to be anywhere from not-a-threat to not-even-good. Despite the Patriots taking the better quarterback into each game, however, they haven’t won all of them.