Patriots taking on Chiefs in AFC Championship Game


Follow along with as the New England Patriots take on the Kansas City Chiefs for the right to go to Super Bowl LIII.

Online data analyses indicate almost the entire nation wants to see the Kansas City Chiefs prevail in this weekend's AFC Championship game. If, however, Belichick is successful in limiting the Chiefs' best weapon, this game could be one that the Patriots find themselves victorious in. After a surprisingly mortal regular season, Touchdown Tom transformed into a playoff God against the Chargers, burying the Bolts with a steady diet of short passes, a lot of them to Julian Edelman (9-151-0) and James White (15-97-0). The Chargers never sacked Brady and hit him only twice. Quarterback Tom Brady passed for 340 yards and a touchdown that night, while running back Sony Michel pounded out 106 yards on the ground.

There was even a Rob Gronkowski of old sighting.

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In fact, recent snowfall in the area prompted the Chiefs' grounds crew to re-sod the field this week - something they weren't expecting to do, Travis Hogan, the team's head groundskeeper, wrote in a Twitter message.

The Kansas City Chiefs and their 31st-ranked defense could be getting some big help when they need it the most.

The under is 4-1 in the Chiefs' last five playoff games, is 4-0 in their last four home playoff games and is 50-22-1 in their last 73 games played at Arrowhead Stadium. He has seen action in two games, taking 99 defensive snaps.