NFL Playoffs

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady celebrates during the trophy presentation after the AFC Championship NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
January 21, 2019 - 9:46 pm
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady smiled his way through the week leading up to Sunday's AFC championship game, mostly brushing aside questions about being an underdog for one of the few times during the Patriots' unprecedented run of titles. But when Rex Burkhead crossed the goal line for a 2-...
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady hands off the championship trophy to his teammates after the AFC Championship NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
January 21, 2019 - 3:57 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Tom Brady and the New England Patriots did what they've done for the better part of two decades. Make plays when the game is on the line. The most accomplished quarterback in NFL history led the Patriots downfield in overtime, surgically converting a trio of third-and-10s,...
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Los Angeles Rams defensive back Nickell Robey-Coleman (23) celebrates in the locker room after overtime of the NFL football NFC championship game, against the New Orleans Saints, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, in New Orleans. The Rams won 26-23. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
January 21, 2019 - 3:31 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An egregious mistake by the refs overshadowed the Los Angeles Rams' moment of triumph. Too bad. This is one amazing L.A. Story. For all the debate stirred by a blatant penalty that wasn't called in the closing minutes of the NFC championship game, the Rams thoroughly earned their...
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) celebrates after defeating the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
January 20, 2019 - 11:50 pm
It began in 2002, back when the Rams were in St. Louis and the Patriots were a plucky underdog standing in the way of a potential dynasty. So much has changed. This hasn't: Bill Belichick and Tom Brady. The duo, every bit as formidable now as when they won that first title, face the Rams, now back...
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New England Patriots running back Rex Burkhead (34) dives to the end zone for a touchdown during the overtime of the AFC Championship NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
January 20, 2019 - 11:46 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The dominant storyline all week had been how the AFC championship game represented a passing of the torch, from Tom Brady to Patrick Mahomes and the New England Patriots to the Kansas City Chiefs. Must have lit a fire under the Pats. The team that has been there, done that...
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady celebrates after defeating the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
January 20, 2019 - 11:40 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — It's the dead of winter, meaning the weather in New England can be brutal. And that the Patriots are headed to the Super Bowl. It took them overtime and more of Tom Brady's brilliance to get there — for the third straight year. While the folks back home dealt with a frigid...
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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) throws a touchdown pass to running back Damien Williams against New England Patriots middle linebacker Kyle Van Noy (53) during the second half of the AFC Championship NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
January 20, 2019 - 10:05 pm
The Latest on the conference championship games (all times EST): 10 p.m. The Patriots and Chiefs are headed to overtime in the AFC championship game after a frantic fourth quarter in which New England scored a pair of touchdowns and Kansas City scored three of them. Harrison Butker added a 39-yard...
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Los Angeles Rams' Jared Goff warms up before the NFL football NFC championship game against the New Orleans Saints Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
January 20, 2019 - 1:59 pm
The Los Angeles Rams are back inside the stadium where they lost for the first time this season, looking for retribution and a Super Bowl berth as they face the New Orleans Saints in the NFC championship game. The Superdome is coming alive for the last time this football season as predominantly...
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Los Angeles Rams' Aqib Talib (21) warms up during practice at the team's NFL football training facility Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, in Thousand Oaks, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
January 19, 2019 - 5:29 pm
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams realize they're heading into one of the NFL's most intimidating environments when they visit the top-seeded New Orleans Saints in the deafening Superdome for the NFC championship game. Leave it to Aqib Talib, their voluble veteran cornerback, to...
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FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2014, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, left, celebrates with head coach Bill Belichick after defeating the Miami Dolphins 41-13 in an NFL football game in Foxborough, Mass. The Patriots have dominated the AFC for nearly two decades _ if not the entire NFL _ and the coach-quarterback combination of Bill Belichick and Tom Brady will be playing in their eighth conference title game Sunday when New England visits the Chiefs at frigid, hostile Arrowhead Stadium. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
January 18, 2019 - 8:21 pm
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — It may have been hard to hear him over the noise of the New England fans celebrating an eighth straight trip to the AFC title game, but Tom Brady is feeling disrespected. That's right: The three-time NFL MVP and five-time Super Bowl champion told a national TV audience...
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