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New England Patriots at Kansas City Chiefs

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (11-5) AT KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (12-4)

Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019 at 6:40 p.m. ET. Sharpened stone Stadium (76,416)

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The New England Patriots progressed to a NFL-record eighth continuous AFC Championship Game. The Patriots are likewise now the main group in NFL history to progress in the playoffs for eight straight seasons (2011-18).

A success over Kansas City in the AFC Championship Game would give the Patriots their third straight Super Bowl appearance and stretch out their NFL record to 11 Super Bowl appearances. The Patriots can join Miami (3) and Buffalo (4) as the main groups to achieve three back to back Super Bowls.

Arrangement HISTORY

The New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs will meet for the second time in 2018 and for the second time in the postseason. The Patriots facilitated the Chiefs on Oct. 14 of every a Sunday Night Football game and turned out with a 43-40 triumph. The two groups met in the 2015 AFC Divisional Playoffs with New England asserting a 27-20 win on Jan. 16, 2016, at Gillette Stadium in their solitary postseason matchup.

The current year's normal season diversion was the fourth straight primetime amusement between the two groups. New England crushed Kansas City, 34-3, on a Monday Night diversion in 2011, lost 41-14 on Monday Night in 2014 and tumbled to Kansas City on Kickoff Weekend on Thursday Night at Gillette Stadium, 42-27, on Sept. 7, 2017, and beat Kansas City this year on Sunday Night Football.

Kansas City holds a 18-14-3 edge over New England, including a 11-3-1 advantage in diversions played in Kansas City and a 5-1 record at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs are 7-11-2 in diversions played at New England, including 1-4 at Gillette Stadium (1-5 including playoffs).

The two groups played two times every year from 1960 until the 1970 AFL-NFL merger as two of the first American Football League groups.

Arrangement BREAKDOWN

KANSAS CITY 18, NEW ENGLAND 14 (3 TIES)

Record in New England, 11-7-2

Record in Foxborough, 8-3

Schaefer/Sullivan/Foxboro Stadium, 4-2

Gillette Stadium, 4-1

Record in Boston, 3-4-2

Street Record, 3-11-1

Record in Kansas City, 2-9-1

City Stadium, 1-4-1

Sharpened stone Stadium, 1-5

Record in Dallas, 1-2

Since 1970 AFL-NFL Merger, 9-9

Biggest Margin of Victory, 10 (11/21/11)

Biggest Margin of Defeat, 34 (12/11/60)

Story OF THE TAPE

2018 Regular Season New England Kansas City

Record 11-5 12-4

Divisional Standings 1st 1st

Absolute Yards Gained 6,295 6,810

Absolute Offense (Rank) 393.4 (5) 425.6 (1)

Surge Offense 127.3 (5) 115.9 (16)

Pass Offense 266.1 (8) 309.7 (3)

Focuses Per Game 27.3 (4) 35.3 (1)

Absolute Yards Allowed 5,746 6,488

Absolute Defense (Rank) 359.1 (21) 405.5 (31)

Surge Defense 112.7 (11) 132.1 (27)

Pass Defense 246.4 (22) 273.4 (31)

Focuses Allowed/Game 20.3 (7) 26.3 (24)

Ownership Avg. 31:05 28:56

Sacks Allowed/Yards Lost 21/147 26/171

Sacks Made/Yards 30/238 52/347

All out Touchdowns Scored 51 71

Punishments Against/Yards 93/744 137/1152

Punts/Avg. 64/45.1 45/44.9

Turnover Differential +10 (5) +9 (6)

LAST MEETING

The New England Patriots enhanced to 4-2 after K Stephen Gostkowski kicked a 28-yard amusement winning field objective at the bell to lift the Patriots to a 43-40 triumph over the meeting Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday Night Football. Kansas City entered the amusement with an ideal 5-0 stamp.

Kansas City QB Patrick Mahomes associated with WR Tyreek Hill on a 75-yard touchdown go to tie the amusement at 40 with 3:03 remaining. The touchdown helped Kansas City eradicate a 15-point halftime deficiency after New England took a 24-9 first-half lead.

The Patriots offense delivered 500 all out yards and did not punt or submit a punishment, denoting the principal such event in the Super Bowl time.

Amid the amusement winning drive, Michel changed over a third-and-1 and two plays later, Brady and Gronkowski associated on a 39-yard play to get to the Kansas City 9-yard line. After Brady took a knee, Gostkowski bored a 28-yard diversion winning field objective as time terminated to give New England the success.

PASSING PERFORMANCES

Tom Brady claims a 5-3 ordinary season record against Kansas City and is slated to begin against the Chiefs for the second time in the postseason.

In the event that THE PATRIOTS WIN...

The Patriots will progress to their eleventh Super Bowl, expanding their very own record for most in NFL history.

The Patriots will set another NFL record for most postseason wins in 10 years with 15. The record is at present held by New England (2000s), Dallas (1970s) and Pittsburgh (1970s) with 14 postseason wins in 10 years.

The Patriots will enhance their record-breaking establishment check in the playoffs to 36-20 (.643), the best playoff winning rate in NFL history among groups that have played no less than 15 playoff diversions.

The Patriots will enhance to 11-4 in the AFC Championship diversion.

The Patriots will gain their 36th postseason win in establishment history, tying Pittsburgh for the most postseason wins unsurpassed.

The Patriots will join Miami (3) and Buffalo (4) as the main groups to achieve three sequential Super Bowls.

Bill Belichick will win his ninth gathering title as a head mentor, the most in NFL history amid the Super Bowl period (since 1966).

Tom Brady will win his ninth meeting title, the most for a beginning quarterback in NFL history amid the Super Bowl period (since 1966).

WHAT TO LOOK FOR...

The Patriots will play in their eighth successive meeting title diversion, expanding their NFL record for back to back title amusement appearances.

The Patriots will play in their fifteenth meeting title diversion, tying the San Francisco 49er's for second-most in NFL history.

The Patriots will play in their 56th playoff amusement in establishment history in the AFC Championship, tying Green Bay for third-most postseason diversions in NFL history.

The Patriots require one all the more Super Bowl win to tie the Pittsburgh Steelers (6) for most Super Bowl wins in NFL History. They are as of now tied with Dallas (5) and San Francisco (5) with five Super Bowl wins.

Communicate INFORMATION

TV: This week's diversion will be communicated by CBS and can be seen locally on WBZ-TV Channel 4. Jim Nantz will deal with play-by-play obligations with Tony Romo as the shading investigator. Tracy Wolfson, Evan Washburn and Jay Feely will work from the sidelines. The amusement will be delivered by Jim Rikhoff and coordinated by Mike Arnold.

NATIONAL RADIO: Sunday's diversion will be communicated on Westwood One with Kevin Kugler calling the play-by-play and Tony Boselli as expert. Ross Tucker will give sideline investigation.

Neighborhood RADIO: 98.5 The Sports Hub is the leader station for the Patriots Radio Network. A total posting of the system's 41 stations can be found here. Play-by-play supporter Bob Socci will call the activity alongside previous Patriots quarterback Scott Zolak, who will give shading examination. The amusements are delivered by Marc Cappello.