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Pats beat KC in OT, back in Super Bowl

(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) It's the dead of winter, meaning the weather in New England can be brutal. And that the Patriots are headed to the Super Bowl.

It took them overtime and more of Tom Brady's brilliance to get there - for the third straight year. While the folks back home dealt with a frigid storm, Brady blew through Kansas City's exhausted defense on a 75-yard drive to Rex Burkhead's 2-yard touchdown run in a 37-31 victory Sunday for the AFC championship.

The drive, during which New England (13-5) had three third-down conversions, was reminiscent of when the Patriots beat Atlanta in the only Super Bowl to go to OT two years ago.

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1 B. Roethlisberger5129
2 P. Mahomes5097
3 M. Ryan4924
4 J. Goff4688
5 A. Luck4593
6 A. Rodgers4442
7 T. Brady4355
8 P. Rivers4308
9 E. Manning4299
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