Rivera: This is the challenge we waited for

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) kneels on the turn after a play during the second half of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) (AP)
Remember when the season started and everyone wondered whether or not the Patriots would ever face a real challenge? Remember when they blew through everyone and made things seem easy? A 33-3 rout over Pittsburgh on opening night when the Steelers had a healthy Ben Roesthlisberger under center. In stepped Antonio Brown and they coasted…

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