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The Latest on the conference championship games (all times EST):
The Patriots are headed to the Super Bowl for the third consecutive season.
They needed overtime in Kansas City to do it.
After winning the coin toss in overtime, the Patriots never gave Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs‘ offense a chance. Rex Burkhead capped a drive that featured three third-and-10 conversions with a 2-yard touchdown run to give them a 37-31 victory over the Chiefs.
New England squandered a 14-0 halftime lead, and the teams waged a back-and-forth fourth quarter before the Chiefs’ Harrison Butker forced overtime with a 39-yard field goal in the closing seconds. The teams combined for 38 points in the fourth quarter.
- AFC East
- AFC West
- Kansas City Chiefs
- Los Angeles Rams
- New England Patriots
- New Orleans Saints
- NFC South
- NFC West
- Stephen Gostkowski
- Taysom Hill
- Tom Brady