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Fans celebrate after Patriots blow out Chargers to reach another AFC title game

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With a 41-28 win over the Los Angeles Chargers, the New England Patriots are headed to their eighth straight AFC Championship game.
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Antonio Gates, 38, says he would like to return to Chargers next season

Antonio Gates, 38, says he would like to return to Chargers next season

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There is nothing certain about Antonio Gates' future beyond this: He wants to keep playing. The veteran tight end made it clear after Sunday's 41-28 loss to the New England Patriots that he would like to play another NFL season, and he'd like it to be with the Chargers. “I don't know if I want...
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Patriots silence Chargers, return again to AFC championship

Patriots silence Chargers, return again to AFC championship

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Patriots put Chargers in their place while taking usual place in eighth consecutive AFC title game

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Philip Rivers stood on the sidelines and resolutely kept his helmet on while the clock ticked down on the Chargers' playoff hopes, as if being ready to play might extend a season that was about to end with the thud of a thousand deflated dreams. The Chargers' quarterback stayed...
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Playoff overreactions and big questions for AFC, NFC title games

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Can the Patriots dominate on the road? Should Dallas be searching for a new coach? We have the looming questions facing this weekend's winners and losers.
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Patriots' Tom Brady was in a zone against the Chargers' porous defense

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The Chargers opened Sunday's AFC divisional playoff game against the New England Patriots in their usual “cover-three” zone defense. For long stretches of the first half in frigid Gillette Stadium, the scheme looked more like a cover-none. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, the 41-year-old veteran...
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Tom Brady, Patriots embrace underdog role after win over Chargers

Tom Brady, Patriots embrace underdog role after win over Chargers

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The Patriots are the long shots to win the Super Bowl among the four remaining teams. That doesn't bother Brady or his teammates.
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Against the Chargers, Patriots Look Better Than Ever at the Most Important Time of the Season

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After a needed bye week, allowing Tom Brady to rest a nagging MCL sprain, the Patriots came out hot against the Chargers, banishing any doubts of whether or not this New England team had another deep playoff run in it.
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Patriots-Chiefs, Saints-Rams in conference championships

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Tom Brady versus Patrick Mahomes. Drew Brees against Jared Goff.
Two high-profile rematches with the Super Bowl on the line.
The NFL's highest-scoring offences face off in the conference championships next Sunday. Brady leads the New England Patriots into Kansas City to take on Mahomes and the Chiefs, and Brees and the New Orleans Saints host Goff and the Los Angeles Rams.
“We'll see how it goes,” Patriots coach Bill Belichick said. “Well-coached, they have a lot of explosive players. We had a tremendous game with them here earlier. That was a long time ago. We'll see where we are now, see...
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Patriots notebook: Trent Brown, Marcus Cannon shut down Chargers pass rush

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FOXBORO - The Chargers entered the AFC Divisional Round with perceived advantages at several spots.
Perhaps their strongest position: Edge rushers Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram .
Didn't hear much from them Sunday, though.
The Patriots duo of Marcus Cannon and Trent Brown shut down the stud pass-rushers, keeping the pocket clean for Tom Brady as he dissected the Los Angeles secondary.
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Tom Brady reacts to Patriots making eight straight AFC title games: 'Everybody thinks we suck'

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New England is apparently the team no one believes in, forever and ever and ever and ever
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Super Bowl LIII chances: Why Patriots are long shots

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Let's reset the chances to win the title for the teams in the conference championship games, according to the ESPN Football Power Index.
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Brady, Belichick don't worry about the past. That's why the Patriots still have a future

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New England didn't look like its usual dominant self at times this season. Then it went out and dismantled the Chargers in its first postseason game.
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Watch: Tom Brady: 'Everyone Thinks We Suck and Can't Win Any Games'

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Tom Brady put on a vintage performance to lead the Patriots to their eighth straight AFC Championship Game.
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Patriots on to Kansas City after defeating Chargers

Patriots on to Kansas City after defeating Chargers

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The Patriots have advanced to their eighth-straight AFC Championship Game
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Patriots offense heading to Kansas City with guns blazing

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FOXBORO - Even as the Patriots methodically worked their way to the No. 2 seed in the AFC, a troubling question bubbled beneath the surface: If they need to win in a shootout, does the offense have enough remaining able and eligible parts to hang with the modern, bombs-away scoreboard spinners awaiting them in the playoffs?
Emphatic answer driven home by yesterday's 41-28 humbling of the Chargers: Affirmative.
Even by Tom Brady standards, the reverse-aging process pulled off by the quarterback and his favorite target, Julian Edelman, the past month borders on the ridiculous. It's enough to...
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Patriots destroy Chargers, Tom Brady heads to 13th AFC championship game

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Brady's Patriots dominated the Chargers today in New England, winning 41-28 and earning a berth in the AFC Championship against the Chiefs.
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Saints-Rams NFC title game a clash of like-minded coaches

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