Julian Edelman is just awesome in the postseason. He had a huge role in the Patriots’ playoff performance while entering the game 13th all-time in postseason receiving yards and third all-time in playoff receptions.
Edelman caught nine passes for 151 yards in the Patriots’ excellent playoff performance. The wide receiver is now seventh all-time in postseason receiving yards and second all-time in playoff receptions.
When it comes to
postseason receptions, the receiver is second to Jerry Rice, his childhood
brilliant playoff performance
“That’s pretty cool,” Edelman said. “I grew up in the Bay Area. I
grew up close to that family, and he’s the GOAT. Any time that you’re in the
same sentence as him, you pinch yourself, so it’s pretty cool. Doesn’t mean
anything unless you win, though.”
Edelman was a San
Francisco 49ers fan and even dated Rice’s daughter in high school. Can you
The receiver is not
focused on the record, and he is all in about the next challenge in the AFC
Championship Game against the Kansas City Chiefs.
“Right now, honestly, I don’t really care,” Edelman said. “After
the season, you could think about it, but right now we’ve got to turn the page
and get ready for — like I keep on saying, the best team in the AFC. Maybe down
the road, we can talk about that, but right now just like Bob Seger said, ‘turn
“It was nice to get out there and play in a playoff game,” Edelman
said. “That’s what you play the game for. Now we’re going to play another
playoff game, so that’s what I’m working on.”
The receiver had
four catches for 54 yards and a touchdown in the Week 6 game against Kansas
City. Edelman missed four games due to his suspension, but this was definitely
one of his greatest seasons.