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UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 19, 2020

Patrick Mahomes leads Kansas City Chiefs into Super Bowl after 50-year drought

Patrick Mahomes tip-toed down the sideline for a game-turning touchdown, added three TD passes, and the Kansas City Chiefs made their first Super Bowl in a half-century by beating the …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 18, 2020

AFC Championship preview: Titans, Chiefs on verge of Super Bowl

Andy Reid rarely digs into his own past, preferring to stay in the moment or focus squarely on the future. It’s an approach that has served him well during a …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 16, 2020

Marcus Mariota helping Tennessee Titans on, off field despite being benched

The Tennessee Titans benched Marcus Mariota for Ryan Tannehill in mid-October after a 2-4 start. Finding the No. 2 pick overall from the 2015 draft isn’t that hard during their …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 20, 2019

New England Patriots headed to their third straight Super Bowl

The New England Patriots are headed to their third straight Super Bowl, once more thanks to Tom Brady. The five-time NFL champion guided the Patriots 75 yards after winning the …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 19, 2019

AFC Championship preview: Chiefs’ bandwagon rolling into Arrowhead for mighty Patriots

The Patriots and Chiefs meet for the AFC title, with New England seeking its third straight Super Bowl appearance and Kansas City trying to make it back for the first …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019

By the numbers: 20 stats to know ahead of the NFL’s conference championship games

The NFL’s top four offenses meet Sunday in what seems like the inevitable conclusion to a star-studded, scoring-fueled 2018 season.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 19, 2018

Tom Brady mum on status for AFC title game after hand injury

Tom Brady said a bit contentiously only “We’ll see” at a news conference Friday when asked whether he would play in Sunday’s conference title game against Jacksonville.


They’re back: Brady and Patriots win AFC, 36-17 over Steelers

The Tom Brady redemption tour is headed to the Super Bowl.


Hogan’s big receiving day helps lead Patriots to Super Bowl

Chris Hogan came to New England this offseason unsure of what to expect after spending four mostly quiet seasons in Buffalo.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 20, 2017

Steelers defense faces daunting task against Tom Brady

Take it from Wade Phillips, slowing down Tom Brady is a goal often sought, but seldom achieved.


Manning, Broncos scramble to Super Bowl in 20-18 win over New England

When Peyton Manning was watching games from the locker room a few months ago, none of this seemed possible.


Gostkowski’s PAT streak ends at 523 – and at most inopportune time

An hour after the game, New England kicker Stephen Gostkowski still felt the sting of a rare missed extra point.


Despite injuries, issues, Broncos, Patriots stay in the hunt

One team went without the services of its Hall of Fame-bound quarterback for more than a third of the season, and when he was available, he was a shell of …


Broncos would love to run while Brady stays on sideline

After dropping seven of Peyton Manning’s passes against Pittsburgh, the Denver Broncos’ wide receivers found themselves running the “gantlet” drill this week.


NFL: Patriots likely deflated footballs

NEW YORK (AP) - An NFL investigation released Wednesday concluded New England Patriots employees likely deflated footballs used in the AFC Championship and that quarterback Tom Brady was probably “at …


NFL investigation into deflated footballs ongoing

The NFL says its investigation into whether the New England Patriots used under-inflated footballs in the AFC championship game is ongoing after a report Tuesday night claimed the league found …


Patriots mangle Colts

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – No coach has more postseason wins than Bill Belichick. No quarterback has been to more Super Bowls than Tom Brady. And these New England Patriots are so …


Colts vs. Patriots: Key matchups in AFC title game

When the Colts have the ball Andrew Luck led the NFL in TD passes with 40, and he’s proven himself a real force in his three pro seasons. Except, that …


Andrew Luck’s progress could reach zenith against Patriots

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Step by step, Andrew Luck has climbed into the upper echelon of NFL quarterbacks. In each of his three seasons, he and the Indianapolis Colts got one …


Andrew Luck would take another big step if Colts beat Patriots

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Step by step, Andrew Luck has climbed into the upper echelon of NFL quarterbacks. In each of his three seasons, he and the Indianapolis Colts got one …


One missing player too many for Patriots

DENVER – The New England Patriots finally lost one player too many. When cornerback Aqib Talib went out, Peyton Manning went to work and a New England team that made …


Second-half magic sight to (mostly) see

SEATTLE – Take heart, KAYU viewer. Sure, you got “Heidi-ed” out of seeing that ballsy fourth-down touchdown pass. While you cussed at the black TV screen and strafed the station’s …


Manning awaits Seahawks

DENVER – Peyton Manning stuffed the football into his helmet and handed it to an equipment man for safekeeping. The connection: Flawless, as usual.


Broncos roll into Super Bowl

Peyton Manning is taking the Denver Broncos on a trip to New York for the Super Bowl after another of his impeccably crafted victories – this time, a 26-16 win …


Coach/QB combos for Patriots, Broncos overcame much

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – Embarrassing headlines. Sidelined superstars. Retooled offenses. Shredded defenses. It’s a wonder the New England Patriots and Denver Broncos made it this far. Bill Belichick’s smarts and Tom …


RB Blount leads Pats to AFC title game vs. Broncos

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Check out the video of LeGarrette Blount. Not the one of him punching an opponent at a college game. Or the one showing him smacking an NFL …


Patriots relishing rare role of underdog

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – It’s been seven years since the Patriots were underdogs in a postseason game. So Tom Brady isn’t wasting a chance to embrace that role now.


Patriots are at home sweet home

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Home sweet home. Sure works for the Patriots in the AFC title game. New England gets a chance to extend its mastery in the final step to …


Patriots edge Ravens for AFC title

Baltimore Ravens kicker Billy Cundiff shanked a 32-yard field goal with 11 seconds left, leaving the New England Patriots with a 23-20 victory over the Ravens in the AFC Championship …