Patriots beat Chiefs, advance to AFC Championship Game

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For the fifth consecutive year, the New England Patriots are in the AFC Championship Game.

The Patriots advanced to the AFC Championship with a 27-20 victory over the Chiefs. It was a game in which the Patriots’ game plan was simple: They trusted Tom Brady to pick apart the Chiefs’ defense, and Brady delivered.

Brady will start his 10th AFC Championship Game, by far the most conference championships for any quarterback since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger.

For the Chiefs, an 11-game winning streak has come to an end. Although Kansas City did an excellent job turning its season around after a 1-5 start and looked great last week in Houston, the Chiefs never faced a team nearly as good as the Patriots over the course of that streak. Against New England, Kansas City was overmatched.

Although the Chiefs had a chance late in the game, they wasted a huge amount of time, taking 5 minutes, 16 seconds off the clock on a long touchdown drive that brought the score to 27-20 with 1:13 left. Chiefs coach Andy Reid has often been criticized for clock management throughout his coaching career, but this might have been his worst clock management game to date. The subsequent onside kick went right into Rob Gronkowski’s hands. On the subsequent Patriots drive, a Brady pass was tipped, but Julian Edelman caught it for the game-sealing first down.

Now the Patriots will watch tomorrow’s game to find out if they’re heading to Denver for the AFC Championship Game, or if they’ll be at home against the Steelers. Against either opponent, the defending champions have to feel confident, after another impressive performance today.

187 responses to “Patriots beat Chiefs, advance to AFC Championship Game

  1. Wait, what….CRYBABIES

    utledge3197 says:
    Rest your players cuz you have ONLY one more game left after this Sunday ……

    whatnojets says:
    That’s the excuse that the Patriots will use when the get blown out on January 16th!!

    sincewinningsuperbowlravenshavebeen3rdinafcnorth says:

    No way pats beat chiefs! Their defense is punishing!

    rogerdw66 says:

    Pat’s record last 6 games, 2-4. Three of those losses came to non-playoff teams, and in all, they had advantages to play for. I expect to see the Chefs in Denver in two weeks.

    royallycheefy says:
    The Pats aren’t that good… They lost 4 of the last 6 games and aren’t that healthy. KC seriously has a shot at beating anyone on the AFC side right now. Remember they got Brady benched last year?

    BradyIsTheGCOAT says:
    Assuming KC sweeps the locker room, they’re going to roll in this game. A huge slobber-knocker for Brady should end his tainted, cheating career for good and we won’t have to hear from this scum fanbase or asterisk filled team for years to come.

    ctchiefsfan25 says:
    If KC can manage to put up 20 points it’s all over for Tommy! Go Chiefs!!! My boy Marcus Peters gonna pick 6 Brady.

    royallycheefy says:
    The Pats are at a point this week where their reputation precedes them. They’re not as good of a team people think they are.

    terripet says:
    He will get hurt in the 1st quarter anyway Kc 26 pats 17

    philyeagles5 says:
    Willycents They lost all but 2 of those games. Pats won’t beat the Chiefs.

    v2787 says:
    God, I hope Kansas City beats Belicheat and the Pats. I’m so sick of seeing Brady and his cheating organization in the playoffs. Besides, Andy Reid has been too good a coach for too long and he deserves to go to the Super Bowl. Go Chiefs! You can do this.

    azjahawkr says:
    All the talk about how great Derek Carr is would make the Chiefs beating an elite quarterback twice in their run. Chiefs win 17-14

    steelcurtainn says:
    Pats lose sat to chiefs in a close game. Manning will crumble under 40 degrees weather like always. 0-6.

    chieffanforlifehelpme says:
    Next men up! Nothing is stopping the Chiefs this weekend. Chiefs 23 Cheetahs 13

  2. How are the Patriots good for the sport of football? They’re like the Yankees were a decade ago, but way slimier. They are going to start to hurt the ratings.

  3. Great game Chiefs fans. You’ll be back next year and better.

    Classic Andy Reid team clock management problems at the end of the game though.

    And Amendola will get suspended probably for that hit. The only question is whether its for next week or next season. No excuse for that.

  4. Andy Reid, the worst clock manager in NFL history strikes again.

    That was brutal, even for him. Nearly 7 min left in the game they get the ball, they score with nearly 1 min left in the game. 6 min one drive

    It was such bad clock management I almost can’t believe it.

  5. Somebody needs to remind Andy Reid that these games are still timed. That last KC drive was painful to watch…

  6. zeke2517 says:
    Jan 16, 2016 7:52 PM
    How are the Patriots good for the sport of football? They’re like the Yankees were a decade ago, but way slimier. They are going to start to hurt the ratings.
    ——————————
    The Pro Bowl is in a few weeks, keep your head up.

  7. Good game chiefs. Pulled off 11 straight after being 1-5 and finally won a playoff game. However, Business as usual for Tom, Bill and the Patriots. Great win, queue the ” oh but uh deflategate, uhhh spygate, tuck rule. Haha I’m so clever” comments from the pathetic patriot haters. Good news for you guys, you get to see the team you secretly love one more week, once again in the championship game 🙂 go Pats!!

  8. zeke2517 says:
    Jan 16, 2016 7:52 PM
    How are the Patriots good for the sport of football? They’re like the Yankees were a decade ago, but way slimier. They are going to start to hurt the ratings.
    ================================
    Do you really believe Brady vs. Manning will hurt tv ratings? You lost the internet today.

  9. Familiar story – if you don’t take advantage of opportunities against the Pats, you’ll stop getting them, and then you’re done.

    Chiefs were solid overall, but when you lose the turnover battle and answer TDs with FGs, it makes it hard to win the playoffs.

  10. Chiefs completely butchered the clock on the last touchdown drive.

    That’s your new coach, Eagles fans! Enjoy!

  11. That was a great game by the Chiefs, much respect from this Patriots fan. What an exciting game right down to the last minute.

    Good luck next year Chiefs and KC fans. All class.

  12. The Yankees were dominant. Four straight finals in four years. Pats haven’t come close to that. And Yankees fans aren’t bandwagonners. Derek Jeter is an awesome guy unlike Brady.

  13. Thought KC was going to get it done, but I was wrong. What I’m not wrong about is that this guarantees a Super Bowl rematch for the Seahawks. Would love to avenge one of the losses, but I think the Steelers are too beat up to make it there. Beating the Pats after last year’s debacle would be the best way to exorcise those demons, but if Peyton wants another beatdown, that’ll do too.
    Great season after the rotten start, Chiefs. Sorry it had to end like this. Really bad clock management on that last drive.

  14. Good game Chiefs, Smith played well and the team looked solid. Patriots got some breaks.

    Unlike the haters. They never get breaks. Theirs is the salty cup of bitter sorrow. See you next week!

  15. I would love to comment on that dominating Pats victory (don’t let the score fool you, TOTAL control) but I have to build an ark before the flood of hater tears hits….

  16. rollotomasi14 says:
    Jan 16, 2016 7:51 PM
    But…but…KC won 11 games in a row so how could this happen?
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    Because none of the teams they beat cheated as the **** just did to beat them.

  17. KC was a worthy opponent. Alex Smith is a hell of a QB. He’s the reason they did as well as they did. I think we’ll be hearing more from him.

    Patriots were, as I hoped, a pleasant surprise. Hope it holds out one more week.

  18. Enjoy ur offseason KC….that 11 game win streak means nothing when you can’t win it all.

  19. zeke2517 says:
    Jan 16, 2016 7:52 PM
    How are the Patriots good for the sport of football? They’re like the Yankees were a decade ago, but way slimier. They are going to start to hurt the ratings.

    _______________

    Whatever make you sleep at night. They are already giving the Cowboys a run for their money in how much the media obsesses over them. They are the leaders in merchandise sales. They are the second most valuable team in the league, and of course are top five in tv rankings. They had 6 primetime games this season if I recall correctly.

  20. zeke2517 says:
    Jan 16, 2016 7:52 PM
    How are the Patriots good for the sport of football?…They are going to start to hurt the ratings.

    LMAO.

    Bill Belichick, Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are the best thing that ever happened to NFL ratings.

  21. Never got the impression Chiefs were playing to win. Last drive was classic cover the Vegas spread drive. Play after play there wasn’t a Chiefs player in the picture when Brady threw his patented 2 yard routes. I quickly remembered why I haven’t watched a full game in 3 years, no chance in hell Chiefs were winning.

  22. To the good Chief fans: Good game. Worthy opponent. Tough loss but you’ll be back.

    To Patriot Hater: Pffffffft 😥

    🙂

  23. So how long until the Eagles announce Pederson as their HC?

    Or, do they look at this game and wonder if they ought to talk to some other people? Call Coughlin back (in light of what Mara said)

    I still think they need to change their HC and their GM to completely deal with their issues.

  24. And Amendola will get suspended probably for that hit. The only question is whether its for next week or next season. No excuse for that.
    _____

    No excuse for blocking the guy who was going to down the ball at the 1? cry me a river

  25. Not a Pats fan and hate them but….
    Pats are the class organization in sports! Look at the dynasty that is rivaled only by the Yankees. Congrats on doing it again facing all odds…. Outstanding and Wow!

    Steeler Fan.

  26. georgeremus says:
    Jan 16, 2016 7:54 PM
    too bad they will have to play without Amendola. Sure suspension…

    Zero chance that Amendola is suspended. He should be, and he will be fined. But he has no history of that kind of stupidity and as a first time offender no suspension even though he is on the Pats.

  27. vancouversportsbro says:
    Jan 16, 2016 7:55 PM
    The Yankees were dominant. Four straight finals in four years. Pats haven’t come close to that. And Yankees fans aren’t bandwagonners. Derek Jeter is an awesome guy unlike Brady.
    ****************************************************
    Your tears don’t make it down here, you’re too far away.

  28. Good game KC and Smith was better that I thought he’d be, but getting into a passing battle with the Pats was not smart. Amendola will probably be suspended for next week, but honestly he wasn’t needed on offense today. The refs also rarely called anything today which I liked football is a rough game glad the rookie ref realizes that. Chiefs fans need to give Andy Reid an earful though that clock management sucked.

  29. To all you haters:

    Turn out the lights
    The party’s over
    They say that
    All good things must end
    Call it tonight
    The party’s over
    And tomorrow starts
    The same old thing again

  30. flash1287 says:
    Jan 16, 2016 7:51 PM
    Wait, what….CRYBABIES

    utledge3197 says:
    Rest your players cuz you have ONLY one more game left after this Sunday ……

    whatnojets says:
    That’s the excuse that the Patriots will use when the get blown out on January 16th!!

    sincewinningsuperbowlravenshavebeen3rdinafcnorth says:

    No way pats beat chiefs! Their defense is punishing!

    rogerdw66 says:

    Pat’s record last 6 games, 2-4. Three of those losses came to non-playoff teams, and in all, they had advantages to play for. I expect to see the Chefs in Denver in two weeks.

    royallycheefy says:
    The Pats aren’t that good… They lost 4 of the last 6 games and aren’t that healthy. KC seriously has a shot at beating anyone on the AFC side right now. Remember they got Brady benched last year?

    BradyIsTheGCOAT says:
    Assuming KC sweeps the locker room, they’re going to roll in this game. A huge slobber-knocker for Brady should end his tainted, cheating career for good and we won’t have to hear from this scum fanbase or asterisk filled team for years to come.

    ctchiefsfan25 says:
    If KC can manage to put up 20 points it’s all over for Tommy! Go Chiefs!!! My boy Marcus Peters gonna pick 6 Brady.

    royallycheefy says:
    The Pats are at a point this week where their reputation precedes them. They’re not as good of a team people think they are.

    terripet says:
    He will get hurt in the 1st quarter anyway Kc 26 pats 17

    philyeagles5 says:
    Willycents They lost all but 2 of those games. Pats won’t beat the Chiefs.

    v2787 says:
    God, I hope Kansas City beats Belicheat and the Pats. I’m so sick of seeing Brady and his cheating organization in the playoffs. Besides, Andy Reid has been too good a coach for too long and he deserves to go to the Super Bowl. Go Chiefs! You can do this.

    azjahawkr says:
    All the talk about how great Derek Carr is would make the Chiefs beating an elite quarterback twice in their run. Chiefs win 17-14

    steelcurtainn says:
    Pats lose sat to chiefs in a close game. Manning will crumble under 40 degrees weather like always. 0-6.

    chieffanforlifehelpme says:
    Next men up! Nothing is stopping the Chiefs this weekend. Chiefs 23 Cheetahs 13
    ______________________

    How lame is your life that you actually saved all of these comments from a bunch of people you don’t know so you could wait with baited breath for this article to be posted so you could race to be the first comment?

    But yeah I guess you really showed them big guy, good job. Pats couldn’t have done it without you.

  31. YES!!!!!!
    See what what happens when the Chiefs play against good teams not that easy schedule in the 11 game win streak. The Chiefs are way overated and next year when they play a harder schedule the won’t even make the playoffs. Eat your hearts out KC fans!

  32. BOW DOWN Patriot Hater. BOW to the NFLs Greatest Dynasty. BOW to the team and fanbase that owns you.

  33. Guess I’ve been too focused on Steelers/Bengals drama this week because clearly my perception that the Pats were all beat up was greatly exaggerated. Just business as usual in Foxboro. Good win.

    Congrats to the Chiefs on an impressive season. Nice to see them back in the playoffs.

  34. zeke2517 says:
    Jan 16, 2016 7:52 PM
    How are the Patriots good for the sport of football?

    ———
    Um, I don’t know–maybe because they show what it means to play football at the highest level year after year? But I’m sure you think it would be so much fairer if every team got a medal. Then EVERYONE could feel good about themselves, right?

  35. triaxfusion says:
    Jan 16, 2016 7:59 PM
    Never got the impression Chiefs were playing to win. Last drive was classic cover the Vegas spread drive. Play after play there wasn’t a Chiefs player in the picture when Brady threw his patented 2 yard routes. I quickly remembered why I haven’t watched a full game in 3 years, no chance in hell Chiefs were winning.
    _______________________

    Spread was at 5 most of the week and closed at 6. No internet under that rock?

  36. patsfan1820 says:
    Jan 16, 2016 8:03 PM

    Amendola will probably be suspended for next week
    ————————————————————-
    Not a chance, no how, no way.

  37. Patriots are amazing.
    Definitely are tough to beat.
    However, the Chiefs dropped 2 picks, and got stripped once so the game was closer than it looked.
    The better team won, but it sure looks like injuries are stacking this year.

  38. Tom Brady is amazing. He is the best QB in the NFL and it’s not even debatable.

    I’m a Packers fan and love Aaron Rodgers, but Brady is the best. It helps him to have Gronk and Edelman, for sure, but he’s done this with different players for a decade.

    Congrats to the Patriots. They are an amazing organization.

  39. But yeah I guess you really showed them big guy, good job. Pats couldn’t have done it without you.

    —-
    Translation: 😥 😥 😥

    Aww someone needs a tissue!

    🙂

  40. Andy Reid is very good at many things. He has built perennial playoff teams out of dreck in two different cities.

    But he cannot game manage himself out of a paper bag. Anytime you see a team huddling up with the clock running at 1:30 down 2 tds with 3 timeouts left, you know you’re hopeless.

    Nothing would have helped the Chiefs today. They simply weren’t good enough to overcome their coaching staff’s incompetence.

  41. seahawksbmx says:
    Jan 16, 2016 7:55 PM

    Thought KC was going to get it done, but I was wrong. What I’m not wrong about is that this guarantees a Super Bowl rematch for the Seahawks.
    ————————————————————-
    How did this possibly guarantee he Seahawks make it to the SB?

  42. “showed them big guy, good job. Pats couldn’t have done it without you”

    Wahhhhhhhhh wahhhhhhhh

    I guarantee this guy isn’t even a chiefs fan. Get off our jocks, junior.

  43. As long a Alex Smith is anyone’s starting QB you will always be that STRIPPER with the ONE LEG , Not ever complete to take in the champagne room.
    And that ladies and Gents is your Quintessential BACK UP QB.
    Once your team gets into any deficit, you have a better chance winning the power-ball than having that guy bring you back.
    .

  44. Chiefs coach Andy Reid has often been criticized for clock management throughout his coaching career, but this might have been his worst clock management game to date.

    ————

    No. SB 39 was his worst clock management ever. This one is a close second.

    What a huge difference having JE11 on the field is. O-line didn’t look awful like the last few weeks.

  45. What is the Patriots’ record in games where Brady scores a rushing TD and then runs up and down the sideline yelling in people’s faces?

    I bet it’s pretty good.

  46. How lame is your life that you actually saved all of these comments from a bunch of people you don’t know so you could wait with baited breath for this article to be posted so you could race to be the first comment?

    But yeah I guess you really showed them big guy, good job. Pats couldn’t have done it without you


    Just a little less lame than the reply.

  47. rollotomasi14 says:

    Jan 16, 2016 7:51 PM

    But…but…KC won 11 games in a row so how could this happen?

    *********************************
    Somehow all the dumb haters will attribute that the Pats somehow found a way to cheat….maybe they don’t cheat ……maybe they’re just plain BETTER!!!!

  48. Dont blame Smith, he had a couple ducks but for the most part was effective. Reid did not and will never be able to manage a the ticking clock.

  49. Im an Eagles fan and it’s bleeping uncanny what Reids issue is with clock management. There’s just some phobia he has where he completely shuts down when that particular game condition comes upon him. Did you see him tonight when the cameras panned to him while this was happening? He looked like he couldn’t breathe.

    He would get mocked week after week for time management issues in Philly and you’d think at some point he would grow from it and make changes but he never did. The wasted timeouts in the 1st half. It was like going back in time. Playclock running down and the QB looking over at the sideline begging for the call and then trying to get the play off with a few seconds left.

    Listening to the announcers tonight was an eery replay of the Eagles Superbowl loss to the Patriots. “The clock is winding.Why is there no urgency?”. “Why aren’t the players rushing up to the line?”. “Why are they huddling?”.

    The best one of all??? “Are they playing the same game we’re playing?”- Bill Bilichick in amazement as Donovan McNabb and the rest of the squad just casually let the clock run and run at the end of that game as they were trying to catch up.

    Ohh well. Thanks for taking me back in time, Andy.

  50. Flash – appreciate you calling out the whining ponies…

    KC put up a battle to the end, but asking Alex to out throw Brady is asking a bit much…stats wise, he did. Unfortunately, he doesn’t have the weapons Brady has, and the Pats defense bent, but didn’t break.
    Wish KC all the best…great organization. Reid ought to get a remedial course on time.

  51. It doesn’t matter what any “haters” say pats fan live in their own little bubble. I respect good football and players but their fans make it impossible to get behind them at all.

  52. zeke2517 says:
    Jan 16, 2016 7:52 PM
    How are the Patriots good for the sport of football? They’re like the Yankees were a decade ago, but way slimier. They are going to start to hurt the ratings.
    __________________

    Lifelong Yankee and Giants guy here, the turn of the century Yankees were great for baseball. Plenty of people loved them and even more loved to hate them just like with NE. Either way they tuned in, just like you’re here now commenting.

  53. Now I see why Harbaugh dumped Alex Smith for Kaepernick. He can’t push the ball down field and he is not very accurate with his medium range throws. He will win you a playoff game once in a while but that’s about it.

  54. Chiefs fans –

    That was a great game. Hats off to you. I’m sorry you have to come read these comment sections where 90% of the people are fans of teams not involved in this game yet are obsessed with and post in every patriots article. The sarcasm and taunting from Pats fans is not directed at you, rather the 6 people that post under 40 different screen names in every Pats article.

  55. bleck5 says:Jan 16, 2016 7:58 PM

    zeke2517 says:
    Jan 16, 2016 7:52 PM
    How are the Patriots good for the sport of football? They’re like the Yankees were a decade ago, but way slimier. They are going to start to hurt the ratings.
    _________________________
    Just the opposite is true. Every sport needs a villain that you can love or hate. Cowboys, Steelers, Raiders, Packers have all been/still are villains and have a huge following. Seahawks may be on track to be the next NFL villain. Yankees, Celtics, Lakers, Canadiens, etc., all have the privilege of being villains in their sports. It’s a badge of honor.

  56. The sarcasm and taunting from Pats fans is not directed at you, rather the 6 people that post under 40 different screen names in every Pats article.

    And mysteriously quiet tonight.

    Funny how that works. 🙂

    #wussies

  57. Report comment
    tomtravis76 says:
    Jan 16, 2016 8:13 PM
    There can’t be too many Roger supporters out there, so who doesn’t want to see 2 weeks of all types of media outlets asking him about the Patriots?

    ———-

    I would pay to see that.

  58. Great Win by a Great Team!

    Since the end of the first half of FrameGate:

    Brady 44 Touchdowns, 9 Interceptions.

    And, let’s not forget:

    1. Colts had deflated footballs – page 8 Wells report. Also, who from the NFL office directed to stop testing the Colts’ remaining 8 footballs???

    2. Brady was found guilty by the NFL office based on “ASSUMPTIONS AND DATA THAT IS UNCERTAIN” (quote Wells Report).

    Could you or your family accept a guilty designation based on “ASSUMPTIONS AND DATA THAT IS UNCERTAIN”???

    In the future, a best-selling movie will FOREVER PRESERVE the disgraceful actions of the current NFL office and this Great Football Team.

  59. An AFC East team will now be participating in the conference championship game for the 7th straight year and 9th out of the last 10.

    Not bad for what Patriot Hater calls the AFC Least 🙂 You’d think if the division was that bad they would be exposed quickly and make a quick playoff exit

    🙂

  60. bettywhiteshairnet says:
    Jan 16, 2016 7:58 PM
    Enjoy ur offseason KC….that 11 game win streak means nothing when you can’t win it all.

    ——-

    No it doesn’t. For the players it’s a huge confident booster and it also shows the fortitude that their organization and team has as others will would of cashed it in. This is something that they will build on as they’ll know that the sky is the limit.

  61. 2 more wins fellas. And then we all get to see Roger take the walk of shame to hand US another Lombardi. That will be just as delicious as actually winning it!

    🙂

  62. Pats got the job done. KC is a classy team and hard to dislike. I rooted for them all year until today. Hope we play at home next week but unlikely. Either way I think W move on.

  63. I came here to enjoy the haters wailing in pain due the envy.
    How sweet. It’s not going to end this season.

  64. carloswlassiter
    Jan 16, 2016, 5:12 PM PST
    seahawksbmx says:
    Jan 16, 2016 7:55 PM
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    How did this possibly guarantee he Seahawks make it to the SB?
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Pats/Chiefs game didn’t guarantee it; I did.
    I went full Namath. Well, not FULL Namath since I don’t want to kiss you.

  65. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    Jan 16, 2016 8:23 PM

    Now I see why Harbaugh dumped Alex Smith for Kaepernick. He can’t push the ball down field and he is not very accurate with his medium range throws. He will win you a playoff game once in a while but that’s about it.
    _______________________________

    If not for a spectacular screw up by special teams during the NFC Championship Game, Alex Smith would have guided the 49ers to a Superbowl a year earlier than Kaepernick.

  66. bleck5 says:
    Jan 16, 2016 7:52 PM
    This was basically the AFCCG.

    Next weeks game is filler.
    —————
    Just like last season……now que the fake controversy

  67. If Vancouver Sports Bra believes in all seriousness that the Yankees have no bandwagon fans then he needs to just give up watching sports, because he has no aptitude for them.

  68. ballreaper says:
    Jan 16, 2016 8:13 PM
    As long a Alex Smith is anyone’s starting QB you will always be that STRIPPER with the ONE LEG , Not ever complete to take in the champagne room.
    And that ladies and Gents is your Quintessential BACK UP QB.
    Once your team gets into any deficit, you have a better chance winning the power-ball than having that guy bring you back.
    .
    ————
    Plenty of teams would live to have Smith as their starting QB. In the AFC alone Smith would be an upgrade for the Broncos, Jets, Bills, Browns, Bengals, Texans and Ravens.

  69. “kiss the rings” for annually getting a pass by playing in the weakest division of all pro football, having zero competition…Much like the AFCCG will be next week. Zero competition.

    The only championship team ever to have multiple SB’s, in NE’s case 4, with a combined winning total of 13 points or less. And that’s a “dynasty” even with having “the GOAT?”

    What happened for 10 years? LOL!

  70. 14 years of watching Andy Reid here in Philly. The narrative will never change. Really good coach, until the end of a critical game.

  71. Pederson had the Pats on their heels today, confusing the Superbowl champs with a variety of formations and hard counts that had the champs D choking on their dust. We Eagle fans should feel so lucky to have him as their next Offensive Genius

  72. luckyjim1980 says:
    Jan 16, 2016 8:51 PM
    If Vancouver Sports Bra believes in all seriousness that the Yankees have no bandwagon fans then he needs to just give up watching sports, because he has no aptitude for them.
    ______________________

    You don’t think calling the World Series the ‘finals’ isn’t conclusive enough to show vancouversportsbra is really just a puckhead that never recovered from his team getting punked by the Boston Bruins? Look at it again:

    vancouversportsbro says:
    Jan 16, 2016 7:55 PM
    The Yankees were dominant. Four straight finals in four years.

  73. I visit Foxboro often for business and have late dinner at Patriot Place and see Belichek’s car. The winning is no accident. His dedication makes it happen!
    This comes from a Steeler fan.

  74. jchipwood says:
    Jan 16, 2016 8:44 PM

    How many wine coolers did flash have tonight?
    ————————————————————
    This is actually a pretty good line by you, especially given how depressed you must be about the Adam Gase hire.

  75. skawh says:
    Jan 16, 2016 9:01 PM

    “kiss the rings” for annually getting a pass by playing in the weakest division of all pro football, having zero competition…Much like the AFCCG will be next week. Zero competition.

    The only championship team ever to have multiple SB’s, in NE’s case 4, with a combined winning total of 13 points or less. And that’s a “dynasty” even with having “the GOAT?”

    What happened for 10 years? LOL!
    ————————————————————–
    Wow. Well argued by you and very convincing. I just have one question though. If all of this is true, then how come the vaunted Seahawks didn’t destroy NE in last year’s SB?

  76. orivar says:
    Jan 16, 2016 8:29 PM

    bettywhiteshairnet says:
    Jan 16, 2016 7:58 PM
    Enjoy ur offseason KC….that 11 game win streak means nothing when you can’t win it all.
    ——-
    No it doesn’t. For the players it’s a huge confident booster and it also shows the fortitude that their organization and team has as others will would of cashed it in. This is something that they will build on as they’ll know that the sky is the limit.
    ————————————————————
    I actually like the Chiefs, and I want to see them do well, but Andy “Schottenheimer” Reid has demonstrated that he just can’t handle the pressure of a big game and will never lead a team to a SB victory. Reid’s infamous clock management in the SB has been a running joke for 10 years, and he does the exact same thing here? Seriously?

  77. Skawh. In those ten years the Patriots where to four AFCCG’s, two SB and won the most games in a ten year span in NFL history, not counting the only unbeaten 16 games season. Meanwhile your seahawks where bottom feeders most of that period. But it’s good to see how envy clouds your percepcion. keep the hate, it’s amusing.

  78. It was a good win by the champs. KC’s pass rush couldn’t get it done and that was the factor. They also lost the turnover ratio. Enough said. As far a s clock management goes, players got to get out of bounds to stop the clock. Close but no cigar. Love my Chiefs though.

  79. It’s easy to knock Reid for the clock management, but that’s just how the Chiefs are built. Esp. without Maclin healthy, they don’t have the ability to move the ball down the field quickly. At one point in the 4th quarter their game stats were 5 yards/rush, and a bit more than 3 yards/pass. For most of the game Alex Smith couldn’t hit anybody more than 5 yards downfield. That’s who he is.

    Toward the end he got a few long completions to Wilson and Avant, but by that point it was too late.

  80. I tip my hat to Andy Reid. I thought his coaching was magnificent. The difference between Alex Smith and Tom Brady is just way to much to overcome. Reid called about as good a game as I’ve seen in recent playoff history. There’s only so much you can do when you’re standing on the sidelines. I also tip my hat to Tom Brady. He’s like Muhammad Ali was in his prime. It just seems like like every time he takes the field, we’re treated to a masterpiece. At the end of the day, Alex Smith is like Jerry Quarry. He’s going to fight like hell, but he just doesn’t have the talent to win the big bout.

  81. Congratulations to the Chiefs on a great season and good game! They did not quit, there fans have plenty to be proud of.

    Got home from the game a few minutes ago and had to take a quick look in here to see the hateroids crying before going next door to join the victory celebration/playoff party going on at my neighbors. Thankfully for the trolls the Pats won so baltimorons, chippy, sportsbra, whatever name factless was using today and the rest of hateroid nation don’t have to turn all that hate inward just yet. For at least one more week they can avoid their self loathing by focusing their bile on the Pats. See that kids? With the exception of Chiefs fans a win for the Pats really is a win for all of us.

  82. hopethechiefsalwayslose

    Love how the Chiefs own so much space in your head that you have a screen name like that. SMDH.

    Good game Pats, you capitalized on Chiefs errors and didn’t make any errors. I said last week that the Chiefs would need a Defense or Special Teams score to win this game. They got neither and lost.

    No excuses. They got beat by a better team. Good game Pats!

  83. skawh says:
    Jan 16, 2016 9:01 PM
    “kiss the rings” for annually getting a pass by playing in the weakest division of all pro football, having zero competition…Much like the AFCCG will be next week. Zero competition.
    ____________________

    A true ’12’, totally clueless. Not only did the AFCE lead the league in non division winner winning percentage this year but removing the division winners from the equation the weakest division in pro football for the last 15 years was…wait for it…the NFCW

  84. The officials put the Chiefs in incredibly difficult situations all game…how were they supposed to overcome all of the home cookin’? Isn’t it weird that the playoff games have more cameras than normal, yet a lot of the penalties called on the Chiefs never even got the courtesy of a replay to show it?

  85. The defending super bowl champions are going to their third straight AFC title game. Patriot nation is terribly spoiled. But there are a lot of people awfully frustrated by this……….making it even sweeter.

  86. seahawksbmx says:
    Jan 16, 2016 8:44 PM

    carloswlassiter
    Jan 16, 2016, 5:12 PM PST
    seahawksbmx says:
    Jan 16, 2016 7:55 PM
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    How did this possibly guarantee he Seahawks make it to the SB?
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Pats/Chiefs game didn’t guarantee it; I did.
    I went full Namath. Well, not FULL Namath since I don’t want to kiss you.
    —————————————————————
    Your loss. I’m actually a great lookin’ broad

  87. Hey Pats fans, get your boasting in tonight as we always look forward to your arrival at Our House. The last visit was not good and, wait for it, the last AFCCG was also one for the L column!

  88. nodindenver says:
    Jan 16, 2016 10:03 PM
    Hey Pats fans, get your boasting in tonight as we always look forward to your arrival at Our House. The last visit was not good and, wait for it, the last AFCCG was also one for the L column!
    ———–

    You just better hope you get by Pittsburgh. And believe me, if you do manage to win and Manning is starting at QB….BB and the Pats won’t be worried!

  89. Larry Fitzgerald just got flagged for the same penalty Amendola did. It’s because its a blind side block, not that he hit high (because it didn’t hit helmet).

  90. @nhpats. You mean the same Peyton Manning that beat you in the last AFCCG Championship game at Mile High? We call him The Sheriff and Denver wanted Pittsbugh at full strength in lieu of a second bye week. No doubt, we want the Pats next! #ourhouse

  91. Nothing worse than reading comments from bandwagon Pats fans that do not understand the history with where their next game is. I was there for last playoff game against the Pats, will be there tomorrow, as well as next week. That is the way we roll here in Denver; win or lose, most of us have been in orange and blue since we arrived orange and blue.

  92. Have to disagree. Clock management screw ups were on KC’s QB, not Andy or any of the other coaches.

    Andy Reid and the KC players have no reason to hang their heads with the one exception of electing to kick off at the open. Almost played a great game, however KC lost it between the end of the 2nd Q and the 3rd Q transition. With two successive possessions in hand they couldn’t score a single TD and they never recovered from it.

    Brady threw arrows all day and yet as good as he played, and he played like the champion he is, he was d lucky he didn’t suffer the int at the end. It was an incredibly arrogant & unnecessary throw into a crowd of red that almost jeopardized the win. Less than two minutes to go? Reminiscent of the end of the Pitt Cincy game. Once again as he’d done the whole day JE11 saved the bacon.

    Kudos to BB, TB and the Pats and especially the unsung heroes of the game, the walking wounded, the Pats O line, the entire defense and both OC McDaniels and DC Patricia for outstanding game planning, play calling and adjustments. Helluva game.

  93. nodindenver says:
    Jan 16, 2016 10:24 PM
    @nhpats. You mean the same Peyton Manning that beat you in the last AFCCG Championship game at Mile High? We call him The Sheriff and Denver wanted Pittsbugh at full strength in lieu of a second bye week. No doubt, we want the Pats next! #ourhouse
    ———
    That Peyton Manning has been gone for quite some time. I am talking about the Peyton Manning that leads the league in interceptions even after missing 5 games.

  94. Patriot Hater tonight: 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥

    Cry suckers. You’ll be doing a lot of that in the next 3 weeks.

    🙂

  95. Do Chiefs fans finally understand why we had enough of Andy Reid?? He’ll win you a million regular season games but when the playoffs start he loses all use of his brain. That final KC drive was almost exactly what he did to the Eagles in their Super Bowl against the Pats. He was actually better positioned to come back in this game. To get the ball at the 1 with just under 3 minutes and then to waste it down to like a minute 18 seconds before scoring is pure Reid. Huge playoff game and he did the Pats work for them. AGAIN.

  96. as a Chiefs fan i wished they had run the ball more…especially in the first half as the KC O-line was blowing the Pats D-line off the ball……..but still a great to year to build off of……..i’ll take it!!!….

  97. phillyphanatic77 says:
    Jan 17, 2016 12:00 AM
    Do Chiefs fans finally understand why we had enough of Andy Reid?? He’ll win you a million regular season games but when the playoffs start he loses all use of his brain.

    ——————

    Even so, I’d take him back in a heartbeat vs. what you guys have going on right now. Yikes.

  98. The reason the Patriots is because of the band wagon fans. They are always obnoxious but never lose. Because last year’s champion was last year’s team. When Bill and Brady leave the Kraft family will be in line to move the team to St Louis. Hugely unstable fan base.

  99. A little rusty, but the real Patriots team showed up. The haters’ nightmare is back.
    This Denver dude keeps gloating about beating the Pats in 2013 for the AFCCG ignored the fact that that team was held by duct tape and somehow Brady managed to haul it that far. That’s the kind of Patriots team that Bronco also beat this year with the boost from the referees. This team as it is now will beat the Broncos.
    Just pray if the Broncos makes it to the SB, they won’t face the Hawks. Man… the last face off whopping was ugly. Care to gloat about that nodindenver? At least the Pats beat the Hawks when they had their turn. If Peyton wins another SB, well and good. We will be happy for him. He is one of the great players who ever played this game. I don’t understand the hate you guys have for Brady. Brady will be the measure of QBs greatness.

  100. Interesting thought…

    Envision this one: Pittsburgh pulls off the upset and has to travel to Foxboro. Does Goodell show up at Gillette? (Yes, I know he will. He has to!). But I think it would be very interesting to see the reaction of the crowd, etc.!

    Two good games yesterday, today’s games should be as good if not better.

    BTW, any news on the PSI from the Vikings/Seahawks game last week?

  101. The reason the Patriots is because of the band wagon fans. They are always obnoxious but never lose. Because last year’s champion was last year’s team. When Bill and Brady leave the Kraft family will be in line to move the team to St Louis. Hugely unstable fan base.
    ===
    Nope.

  102. I always cheer for the patriots in the playoffs since my Bucs never make it but I’m sad to say that they got away with murder today, now who knows if it affected the outcome but the patriots certainly got away with a minimum of six illegal contact penalties. They were mugging Chiefs WRs down field, and it got so embarrassing that I had to stop watching.

  103. Gloat and act like a jackass when they win, whine and cry like a baby when people question if they are cheating. It is getting real old and tiring.

    I am one of those people that hates to see teams move, but after this non-stop act, I should have hoped that the Patriots had moved years ago to LA when they had the chance.

  104. nodindenver says:
    Jan 16, 2016 10:03 PM
    Hey Pats fans, get your boasting in tonight as we always look forward to your arrival at Our House. The last visit was not good and, wait for it, the last AFCCG was also one for the L column!
    —————-
    In the words of Bart Scott; Can’t wait
    The Pats were on the verge of blowing the Donkeys out before that muffed punt, while half the Pats roster didn’t play due to injury. It’s going to be sweet to see them bury the most Cheatingest franchise at home in front of that pathetic fan base. Pats win #5 when all is said and done.

  105. ksctychiefs says:
    Jan 17, 2016 12:03 AM

    as a Chiefs fan i wished they had run the ball more…especially in the first half as the KC O-line was blowing the Pats D-line off the ball……..but still a great to year to build off of……..i’ll take it!!!….
    ———————————–

    Was Spencer Ware out hurt or something? He must have been since they had Davis in there.

  106. But the Pats won/ Oh you are a hater. I have yet to meet a hater that can stand up when they are called to PROVE their reason for hate to be legit. They run as there are no facts only allegations

  107. BradyIsTheGCOAT says:
    Jan 17, 2016 8:22 AM
    Nice to see cheaters, drug addicts, liars, deflators, & dorito dinks have something go their way for once.

    Nice to see haters & crybabies never change. And it’s gone their way more than once. 4 times in 15 years in fact. Last year was extra delicious knowing Hater Nation spent the night grinding their teeth.

  108. Chiefs had several golden opportunities but couldn’t capitalize. Very winnable game but the Pats showed why they’re the reigning champs — they don’t make mistakes.

  109. Haters, you DO know that you make the Pats winning all the more sweet for Pats fans due strictly to your pathetic crying and hating, right?

    You could simply recognize greatness and give credit where credit is due. But no, since you choose to act like spoiled little girls who didn’t make the cheer leading squad, it gives Pats fans a HUGE increase in the amount pleasure we get from winning.

    So, to the haters I say, “Thank you.”

    Now go out and buy some extra tissues. You’re going to need them.

  110. I was in the car and turned on the Chiefs-Pats game. The FIRST thing I heard was something to the effect of, “The Chiefs use their 2nd time out and it’s just the 1st Quarter”. Typical Andy Reid, still can’t manage timeouts and still gets outcoached in big games.

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