The AFC Championship triumph propelled the Patriots to a record ninth trip to the Super Bowl, while Atlanta walloped the Green Bay Packers 44-21 in the NFC Championship game earlier on Sunday to earn a shot at their first league title in their Super showdown in Houston on February 5. They sacked Warner three times and intercepted him twice.
James Develin's journey was never easy. If they can win the Super Bowl as well, they won't just go down in history as one of the greatest offenses of all time, they'll go down in history as one of the greatest teams of all time. "I'm a very loving person". He has a chance to win his fourth Super Bowl Most Valuable Player award, which would be a record. "That's exactly what it is".
The reality is that nobody knows how to prepare for a game like the dour Belichick, who seemed to be grimacing for some reason when handed the AFC championship trophy.
In terms of offensive firepower, we're getting two of the three highest-scoring offenses in the National Football League this season. Quarterback Tom Brady, who famously declared he'd retire when he started to suck, proved he isn't close to retiring.
The games produced another strong showing for the National Football League, which weathered heavy scrutiny during the season amid a downtick in total viewership. "They did a good job of executing their game plan while we did a poor job".
It's anyone's guess how long 38-year-old Steelers linebacker James Harrison will play beyond this season.
"A lot of guys were feeling good about this game, the game plan and everything else", right tackle Marcus Gilbert said. Who knows when New England will get back to the Super Bowl?
- Julio Jones, Falcons, shook off a toe injury to haul in nine catches for 180 yards and two scores in Atlanta's 44-21 victory over Green Bay.
Brady carved apart Pittsburgh's secondary, throwing for a postseason career-high 384 yards and three touchdowns without an interception.
"It's a special year because it's a special team and it's a special group in the way they've worked together", Belichick said.
Not much really. In fact, if history holds, the Falcons may be in for a big disappointment come Super Bowl Sunday.
The biggest story since the end of Conference Championship Sunday has been the record total established for the game. "We see that. That plays a part in his success", he said.