Patriots beat Chiefs to win AFC championship, earn spot in Super Bowl LIII

Published: Monday, January 21, 2019 @ 3:40 AM

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The Patriots are Super Bowl bound after their big 37-31 win over the Chiefs in the AFC championship game Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Sony Michel and the Patriots' running game got things going in the first half, helping to drain more than eight minutes off the clock in the first drive of the game to take a 7-0 lead.

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The Patriots' defense shut down and shutout the Chiefs' high-powered offense in the first half, heading into the break with a 14-0 lead.

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Patrick Mahomes got the Chiefs' offensive mojo back to start the second half, with a touchdown pass to Travis Kelce to make it 14-7.

A field goal from Stephen Gostkowski and another touchdown pass from Mahomes made it a 17-14 game in the fourth quarter.

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After the Chiefs made it a 21-17 game with a Damien Williams touchdown, the Patriots got one of their own with a Michel touchdown run on fourth down. The Chiefs bounced back with a field goal, sending the game to overtime.

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In overtime, the Patriots drove down the field after winning the coin toss, scoring a touchdown to clinch the 37-31 win.

With the victory, the Patriots advance to Super Bowl LIII to play the Rams in two weeks.