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Patriots notebook

Patriots notebook

TEAM NOTES
PATRIOTS IN AFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES
The Patriots are 8-4 in AFC Championship Games, including a 5-1 record at home and a 4-1 record at Gillette Stadium.
MOST APPEARANCES IN CONF. CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
Pittsburgh 15
San Francisco 15
Dallas 14
New England 12
Oakland 11
Denver 10
St. Louis Rams 9
INDIVIDUAL NOTES
BELICHICK TIES LANDRY WITH 10 CONFERENCE TITLE GAME
(since 1970 merger)
Bill Belichick coached in his 10th conference championship game as head coach, tied with Tom Landry for the most conference championships by a head coach.

Head Coach Conference Championships
Bill Belichick 10
Tom Landry 10
Don Shula 7
Chuck Noll 7
John Madden 6
Bill Cowher 6

o-TOM-BRADY-facebook (1)BRADY PLAYED IN RECORD-TYING 10th CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
Tom Brady played in his 10th AFC Championship Game, tying Gene Upshaw and George Blanda for the most appearances in a conference title game by any player in NFL history. In 14 full seasons as the Patriots’ primary starting quarterback (omitting the 2008 season in which Brady started only one game due to injury), Brady has led the Patriots to 10 AFC Championship Games in 14 seasons as the Patriots’ primary starting quarterback.

BRADY SETS MARK FOR MOST POSTSEASON GAMES
Tom Brady played in his 31ST career postseason game, to move past Adam Vinatieri (30) for the most postseason games played in NFL history.

BRADY ADDS TO NFL RECORD WITH ONE TD PASS;
LEADS THE NFL WITH 56 TOTAL POSTSEASON TOUCHDOWNS
Tom Brady threw for one touchdown against the Broncos, adding to his NFL record for most playoff touchdown passes.

BRADY MOVES UP ON ALLTIME POSTSEASON LISTS
Tom Brady improved upon his standing on the NFL’s all-time postseason passing lists. With 28 completions against Kansas City and 27 against Denver, he is the first player in NFL history to complete at least 700 passes in the playoffs.

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