There's a new craze sweeping through New England, and Wes Welker's awesome mustache is to blame.
The star wide receiver has been rocking the upper lip hair for a few weeks, and its presence has certainly been felt. Welker's lip sweater has helped power New England to a nine-game winning streak, including last week's 45-10 beatdown of the Broncos.
The Patriots will be giving out 10,000 adhesive mustaches on Sunday, and fans are encouraged to print off their own "Welker 83" playoff 'stache on Facebook.
Personally, I'm loving this promotion. Welker's mustache is the best thing to happen to facial hair since the '80s, and I'm glad the Patriots are embracing it in all its awesomeness.
Welker knows just how blessed he truly is. He's been gifted with great facial hair, and it's had a positive impact on his game.
"It seems to give you power, especially late in the season and stuff," Welker said. "Hopefully here at Gillette, we'll be 'stached out and ready to go for the game."
Welker was the NFL's leading receiver this season, and his performance will be key against Baltimore's stingy defense. Luckily, he has the support of the Patriots and their fan base.
It's going to be a StacheOut in Foxborough this Sunday. Ed Reed, Ray Lewis and the rest of the Baltimore Ravens should be terrified.