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New England Patriots (11-5)


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vs. Buf
W 24-12
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vs. NYJ
W 38-3
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vs. LAC
W 41-28
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@ KC
W 37-31
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@ LAR
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Patriots make 3rd straight Super Bowl, beat Chiefs 37-31 OT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The New England Patriots are headed to their third straight Super Bowl, once more thanks to Tom Brady's brilliance.

The five-time NFL champion guided the Patriots 75 yards after winning the overtime coin toss, and backup Rex Burkhead's 2-yard TD lifted New England past Kansas City 37-31 for the AFC championship Sunday night.

The drive, during which New England (13-5) had three third-down conversions, against an exhausted defense was reminiscent of when the Patriots beat Atlanta in the only Super Bowl to go to OT two years ago.

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AFC East Division
TeamWLTPct
xy-New England 1150.688
Miami 790.438
Buffalo 6100.375
New York 4120.250
Full Standings
Leaders
Pass Yds: T. Brady4355
Pass TDs: T. Brady29
Rush Yds: S. Michel931
Rush TDs: S. Michel6
Rec Yds: J. Edelman850
Rec TDs: J. White7
Int: D. Harmon4
Sacks: T. Flowers7.5
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 6295 (5)
Passing Yards: 4405 (9)
Rushing Yards: 2037 (5)
Points per game: 27.3 (4)
Yards per game: 393.4 (5)
Touchdowns: 47 (9)
Field Goals: 27 (12)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 5746 (21)
Passing Yards: 4181 (21)
Rushing Yards: 1803 (11)
Points per game: 20.3 (7)
Yards per game: 359.1 (21)
Touchdowns: 36 (11)
Field Goals: 25 (19)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
1/8 S. Anderson active/prac. squad
1/8 D. Skipper pract. squad add
1/8 A. Howard pract. squad add
1/8 J. Hollister on IR hamstring
12/24 T. Weathersby pract. squad del
12/21 U. Kamalu active/prac. squad
12/21 T. Adams pract. squad add
12/20 J. Gordon suspended Indefinite (NFL Substance Abuse Policy)
12/19 T. Weathersby pract. squad add
11/26 M. Tobin cut
Injuries
Date Player Status
1/13 D. Wise Jr. ankle (Questionable)
1/8 J. Hollister hamstring (IR)
12/30 D. Allen knee (Questionable)
12/30 J. Hollister hamstring (Out)
12/30 B. King knee (Questionable)
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