The New England Patriots are going back to the AFC Championship game as they beat the Kansas City Chiefs 27-20 Saturday at home in a Divisional Round playoff game.
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady completed 28 of his 42 pass attempts in the game for 302 yards and two touchdowns to tight end Rob Gronkowski. Brady had good protection for most of the game and wide receiver Julian Edelman led all receivers with 10 catches for 100 yards.
For the Chiefs, quarterback Alex Smith completed 29 of his 50 pass attempts for 246 yards and one touchdown. The Chiefs offense, however, were 2-of-4 in the red zone Sunday and turned the football over once.
Chiefs running back Charcandrick West had 61 yards rushing and a touchdown in the loss while the Patriots only rushed for 38 yards as a team.
The defending Super Bowl champions now await the outcome of the Sunday game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Denver Broncos. If the Steelers win, they will play the Patriots in Foxboro next weekend and that will be a rematch of the 2015 regular season opener. Should the Broncos win, they will host the Patriots next weekend for the right to represent the AFC in Super Bowl 50.