Passing for over 300 yards and a touchdown, Brady was motivated and effective.
The Patriots opened the game by marching 80 yards on a drive that ended with a one-yard Sony Michel touchdown run.
By now, the Patriots are well-aware that they've struggled with containing Hill.
But the Chiefs couldn't capitalize, as the Patriots defense shut down the NFL's most potent offense to take a 14-0 lead into halftime.
- The Patriots and Chiefs have each released their inactive players for the game.
Hill has been great in his two games against New England so far, but those games weren't as meaningful as this one is.
The Chiefs are 3-point favorites to win Sunday's matchup, the first time in 68 playoff games that Brady and coach Bill Belichick are underdogs. A good portion of the fan base wasn't alive yet and if they were alive, they weren't very old. Hill is faster than Watkins, and almost everyone in the league (is anyone faster than him?), so that'll play into this match-up too. Kicker Stephen Gostkowski nailed the last-second, game-winning field goal to seal the victory. And with temps on the rise, the Patriots-Chiefs over/under followed.
One jokester this week seemed to represent the public's view by altering Wikipedia's definition of the AFC Championship game, calling it "the annual championship game of the American Football Conference where one team gets to play the New England Patriots for a chance to play for the Super Bowl".