WookboxBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Tom Brady handed for 3 touchdowns and 337 yards, and the New England Patriots cruised previous the Tennessee Titans 35-14 on Saturday night time to advance to their seventh consecutive AFC championship recreation.
New England (14-Three) will host the winner of Sunday’s divisional matchup between Jacksonville and Pittsburgh.
It was Brady’s 10th profession postseason recreation with at the very least three TD tosses, shifting him previous Joe Montana for probably the most in NFL historical past. James White caught a landing move and ran for an additional, and Danny Amendola had 11 catches for 112 yards.
The Titans (10-Eight) took an early 7-Zero lead, however New England scored 35 straight factors to take management.
Marcus Mariota accomplished 22 of 37 passes for 254 yards and two touchdowns, however was beneath duress for many of the second half. He was sacked eight occasions, a Patriots playoff report. New England additionally held Derrick Henry to only 28 yards dashing on 12 carries.
New England’s victory got here on the heels of every week crammed with drama following experiences of turmoil involving Brady, coach Invoice Belichick and workforce proprietor Robert Kraft. None of that confirmed on the sector Saturday.
EAGLES 15, FALCONS 10
PHILADELPHIA (AP) – With Nick Foles engineering a number of lengthy drives, Jake Elliott changing three discipline targets, and the protection getting stingy within the tightest spot, Philadelphia moved into the NFC championship recreation with a victory over the Atlanta Falcons.
Foles directed sensible marches of 74 and 80 yards within the second half – one into the whipping wind, the opposite with it – and Elliott atoned for lacking an additional level by changing from 53 yards on the finish of the second quarter, 37 and 21 within the second half. Then, the Eagles (14-Three) held when Atlanta (11-7) received to the 9-yard line with a primary down, and to the two on fourth down.
When Matt Ryan’s last move sailed over Julio Jones’ head ultimately zone, Philly might have fun its first playoff victory for the reason that 2008 season.
Subsequent Sunday, the Eagles will host both Minnesota or New Orleans for the convention crown. The Eagles final made the Tremendous Bowl within the 2004 season, dropping to New England.
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