FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – When the New England Patriots take the field in Denver for Sunday’s AFC Championship Game (3:05 p.m. ET/1:05 p.m. MT kickoff, CBS), they will have one of the franchise’s most entertaining and clutch performers in their corner, as three-time Super Bowl Champion and Patriots Hall of Famer Ty Law will serve as the team’s honorary captain.
Earlier this week, Law, who throughout his career was at his best on the NFL’s biggest stages, accepted Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft’s invitation to serve as the team’s honorary captain – a role he has served three times, and twice since being inducted into the Patriots Hall of Fame in 2014.
“It is a tremendous honor to play in our fifth straight AFC Championship Game and 12th conference title game overall,” said Kraft. “Ty Law has been a part of so many big playoff moments for our franchise over the years and I am so glad he can join us once again for Sunday’s AFC Championship Game in Denver.”
The Patriots are 3-0 in games that Law has served as honorary captain, including 2-0 in AFC Championship Games. The four-time Pro Bowl and two-time All-Pro cornerback joined Drew Bledsoe, Troy Brown and Tedy Bruschi as honorary captains in the 2011 AFC Championship Game, a 23-20 win over the Baltimore Ravens at Gillette Stadium. Law, Bruschi and Brown returned as honorary captains for last year’s AFC Championship Game, a 45-7 victory over the Indianapolis Colts at Gillette Stadium.