2018 ScheduleAll times ET

2018 Schedule
11-5, 1st in AFC East
Two McCourtys are better than one (5:05)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Defensive lineman Vince Wilfork is the Patriots' honorary captain for Sunday's AFC Championship Game. Wilfork, a future Patriots Hall of Famer, was a 2004 first-round pick who played with the franchise until 2014, winning two Super Bowls.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots DE Trey Flowers was fined $20,054 for a low hit on QB Philip Rivers in last Sunday's AFC divisional round of the playoffs. Flowers had been penalized 15 yards for roughing the passer on the third-quarter play.

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Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

Arizona Cardinals Pro Bowl DB Patrick Peterson tells us who wins the championship games and who wins the Super Bowl!

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Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

5-time NFL Pro Bowler Sterling Sharpe picks Sunday's championship games.

Super Bowl XXXVIII: Halftime controversy overshadows thrilling game (1:13)
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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2dWarren 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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2dMike 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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2dAdam 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.

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."

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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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3dKevin 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.

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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).

Team Stats

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