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Hard to believe the quarterbacks joining Tom Brady in the NFL's conference championships

Hard to believe the quarterbacks joining Tom Brady in the NFL's conference championships

What are the odds?

At the start of the NFL season, it would have been inconceivable to think that these would be the four quarterbacks heading into the conference championships. Tom Brady, yes, but Case Keenum, Nick Foles and Blake Bortles?

Minnesota’s Keenum and Philadelphia’s Foles stepped in for injured starters during the regular season, and Jacksonville’s Bortles has come on strong lately and emerged as a rallying point for the Jaguars, who are back in the AFC title game for the first time since 1999.

“Before some of us guys got here, Blake Bortles had always been getting criticized,” rookie running back Leonard Fournette said. “It’s different now. He has guys that...

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