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2018 Schedule
11-5, 1st in AFC East
Brady: 'The more I prepare, the less nervous I get' (0:19)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots are not listing any players on their final injury report of the week. Everyone will be available for Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Chiefs.

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1dWarren Sharp, Preston Johnson and Mike Clay

Best bets for the NFL conference championship games

As the top four seeds in the NFL playoffs battle it out in the conference title games, our experts offer their best betting insights for Sunday's action.

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22hMike Reiss

Belichick: Still get nervous before every game

Patriots coach Bill Belichick says he gets nervous before every game. "They all count in this league," he said Friday, two days before he will coach in his 41st career postseason game.

The best matchup of the AFC Championship will take place on the sideline (1:14)
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22hAdam Teicher

Getting warmer: Pats-Chiefs forecast improves

Instead of temperatures in the single digits and below zero, as had been earlier forecast, they will be in the 20s for the AFC title game between the Patriots and Chiefs.

Belichick admits to still getting nervous before games (1:10)
Who will make the Super Bowl? Experts make their picks (2:06)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Bill Belichick on Robert Kraft, with 25-year anniversary of Kraft purchasing the team coming Monday: "We have a good set-up here. He has been very supportive. Gives us a great opportunity to go out and compete every week. We've done that. Hope we can continue it for a long time."


Championship X Factors

Louis Riddick shares which team has an edge in the NFC, Bobby Carpenter explains how the Patriots can stop Mahomes, and Louis and Bobby give their X factors for each remaining NFL team.

Kraft calls Brady 'greatest player of all time' (2:16)
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Kraft: Brady 'definitely the greatest player' ever

Robert Kraft reflected Thursday on the upcoming 25th anniversary of purchasing the New England Patriots and called Tom Brady "definitely the greatest player of all time -- not just quarterback in my opinion."

Could Belichick leave the Patriots? (1:08)
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2dKevin Van Valkenburg

The myth of the Patriots' underdog status

Tom Brady wants us to think that no one believes in him. That's true, unless you ask any of his fans, supporters in the game and the media, or the millions who've already crowned him the GOAT.


The Right Time: Bo & Mina talk Conference Championships

Bomani is joined by Mina Kimes to discuss the Conference Championships coming this weekend in the NFL Playoffs, including the comical "underdog" story of the Patriots (6:25). Bo makes his final plea for the Rams to spare us a Super Bowl in Atlanta with the Saints representing the NFC (26:29) and they close with a nuanced conversation about problematic names that you just don't hear anymore (52:03).

Bruschi: Kellerman 'struggling with his job' (1:19)
Kiper predicts 3 QBs to go in first round of NFL draft (1:45)
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'How to stop the Chiefs?' Barnwell & Yates preview the AFC Championship

Bill and Field Yates of ESPN preview the AFC Championship matchup in the NFL Postseason of Patriots-Chiefs. Will the temperature be an issue for the quality of play? Will the Patriots target one player from the Chiefs to stop offensively? Will the Arrowhead Stadium crowd affect the Pats' offense? Does a loss for either team spell negativity in their future? Those questions and so much more answered.

Young says subzero temperatures will impact Brady, Mahomes (0:44)
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3dJordan Raanan

Underdogs? Patriots dare to 'Bet Against Us'

The Patriots know they are underdogs heading into Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Chiefs, and they're jumping on the opportunity to take advantage.

Team Stats

Passing Yards266.18th
Rushing Yards127.35th
Points For27.34th
Points Against20.3