Bill Belichick was unaware the Falcons won the NFC Championship
The Boston Globe
Bill Belichick must have been so focused on getting the Patriots ready to face the Steelers in the AFC Championship Game that he forgot there was another game on before the one his team was scheduled to play.
Belichick claims he didn't know the Falcons won the NFC Championship Game, which wrapped up a few minutes before the Pats began play.
“I didn’t even know they won,” Belichick said after New England’s 36-17 victory. “We didn’t see the first game. Obviously, they’re a great team, or they wouldn’t be playing in (the Super Bowl). They’ve had a great year.”
He'll have two weeks to familiarize himself with Atlanta, but he's already well aware of the year they've had and the offense they employ.