Team Stats

  • Total Yards

    • KC 378
    • 340 NE
  • Turnovers

    • KC 1
    • 0 NE
  • Possession

    KC NE
    22:09 37:51
  • 1st Downs

    • KC 27
    • 21 NE

Game Information

Gillette Stadium
,
Coverage: CBS
  • Foxboro, MA 02035
  • Line: NE -6.0
  • Over/Under: 45
Attendance: 66,829
97%
Capacity: 68,756
Referees: Rusty Baynes, Phil McKinnely, Dino Paganelli, Craig Wrolstad, Roy Ellison, Boris Cheek, Gary Cavaletto
1/17/2016 ESPN.com news services

Pats hold off Chiefs, on to another AFC title game

Tom Brady hit Rob Gronkowski with two touchdown passes and reached over the goal line for another score Saturday to lead the Patriots into the AFC Championship Game with a win over the Chiefs.

Scoring Summary

CBS1234T
Chiefs337720
Patriots777627
first QuarterKCNE
TD
10:23
Rob Gronkowski 8 Yd pass from Tom Brady (Stephen Gostkowski Kick)
11 plays, 80 yards, 4:37
07
FG
1:52
Cairo Santos 34 Yd Field Goal
17 plays, 64 yards, 8:31
37
second QuarterKCNE
TD
3:23
Tom Brady 1 Yd Run (Stephen Gostkowski Kick)
11 plays, 98 yards, 5:36
314
FG
0:12
Cairo Santos 32 Yd Field Goal
11 plays, 52 yards, 3:11
614
third QuarterKCNE
TD
8:24
Rob Gronkowski 16 Yd pass from Tom Brady (Stephen Gostkowski Kick)
5 plays, 69 yards, 2:07
621
TD
2:12
Albert Wilson 10 Yd pass from Alex Smith (Cairo Santos Kick)
12 plays, 80 yards, 6:12
1321
fourth QuarterKCNE
FG
14:46
Stephen Gostkowski 40 Yd Field Goal
8 plays, 57 yards, 2:26
1324
FG
10:20
Stephen Gostkowski 32 Yd Field Goal
5 plays, 19 yards, 2:06
1327
TD
1:13
Charcandrick West 1 Yd Run (Cairo Santos Kick)
16 plays, 80 yards, 5:16
2027

Research Notes

  • Julian Edelman was targeted 16 times in his return to action Saturday, his 2nd-most targets in a game this season and tied for the 4th-most of his career. Edelman had 3 drops in the 1st quarter, which was a career-high for a game, but settled in after, catching 7-of-9 targets after the 1st quarter with no drops.

  • The Patriots dropped back to pass on 77% of their plays Saturday. Including playoffs the Patriots are 8-6 when dropping back to pass at least 75% of the time since 2001. 11 teams don't even have 1 win in those games.

  • Tom Brady was pressured (sack or duress) on 4 of his 43 dropbacks Saturday (9.3%), his 2nd-lowest of the season. Brady was pressured on 32.1% of his dropbacks in Weeks 16-17.

  • Tom Brady posted his 17th career postseason game with multiple Pass TD, 2 more than the next-closest QB since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970 (Brett Favre, 15)

  • Tom Brady had 25 pass attempts in the 1st half against the Chiefs, tied for his 2nd most in any 1st half in his postseason career.His most pass attempts in a postseason 1st half was 27 in Super Bowl XLIX against the Seahawks.

  • Tom Brady is playing his 30th NFL postseason game today. That is tied with Adam Vinatieri for the most postseason games in NFL history, according to Elias. Brady entered Saturday tied with Jerry Rice for 2nd on the all-time list.

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