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2018 Schedule
11-5, 1st in AFC East
Kraft calls Brady 'greatest player of all time' (2:16)
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3h

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)
8h

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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12h

'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.

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13hKevin 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.

Young says subzero temperatures will impact Brady, Mahomes (0:44)
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1dJordan 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.

Fox and Bruschi like the Pats to advance to the Super Bowl (1:38)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Tom Brady the dad: "It's a lot of fun, great for me. My daughter's 6, she's a great cheerleader for us. My oldest son is into every play, my middle son is not into any play. It's perfect. We get to talk about it on the way home. They're understanding more and more, but they're still my kids, so they don't care much about [Dad]. They'd rather hang with Gronk and Jules, and all those other guys."

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Starting center David Andrews: Never worn sleeves in a game before and don't plan to do so Sunday. "It's the AFC Championship Game. I don't really care what the temperature is," he says.

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1dJordan Raanan

Bitter cold doesn't worry Belichick: We'll be there

Coach Bill Belichick is stressing to his team that the Patriots must defeat the Chiefs on Sunday and not worry about the freezing temperatures, which are slated to feel like minus-1 at kickoff.

Belichick on playing in cold: 'Whatever it is, it is' (0:44)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots are practicing in full pads today, which is significant to note because there are limited opportunities to do so, per NFL rules. Last week, Patriots players felt they had a good full-pad practice on Wednesday to set the table for their win over the Chargers, and they hope to duplicate that this week.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Asked if he minds playing in severe cold, Bill Belichick said Wednesday, "I love to play in a championship game. Schedule it wherever you want. We'll be there."

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

In meetings Tuesday, one of the things players discussed was Chiefs personnel they didn't see in October. So OLB Justin Houston, who didn't play in that game, was a topic of discussion. Players will continue to get familiar with personnel, with the first practice set for Wednesday (12:30 p.m. ET).

ESPN World Fame 100: Know your famous athletes (3:36)

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Hypothetical Super Bowl predictions from FPI: Saints would have a 55% chance to beat the Patriots. Chiefs would have a 54% chance to beat the Rams. Rams would have a 51% chance to beat the Patriots. Chiefs-Saints would be a 50/50.

Team Stats

Passing Yards266.1
Rushing Yards127.3
Points For27.34th
Points Against20.3