Tags: Playoff Games

New England Patriots Down Kansas City Chiefs in Overtime for Super Bowl Berth

ImageNew England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady led his team on an 80-yard opening drive that ended with a touchdown against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.CreditEd Zurga/EPA, via Shutterstock As Tom Brady led the New England Patriots down the field in the crucible of overtime, there was a familiar sense of inevitability, an atmosphere that…

N.F.L. Playoff Predictions: Conference Championship Picks

For all the excitement created by the N.F.L.’s offensive fireworks this season, the league could be accused of being predictable. From roughly Week 5 forward, the Rams, the Saints and the Chiefs were considered favorites to get to this point. And while it was a down season for the Patriots, relatively speaking, it will probably…

Patriots 41, Chargers 28: Patriots Make a Statement With a Furious Rout of the Chargers

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The essence of the New England Patriots’ reign as this century’s most successful N.F.L. team has been their peculiar capacity to feel smug and belittled at the same time. It is a paradox the Patriots have put to good use at pivotal times on the way to five Super Bowl victories, winning…