Published: Mon, January 14, 2019
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Patriots-Chiefs, Saints-Rams in conference championships

Patriots-Chiefs, Saints-Rams in conference championships

Tom Brady threw for 340 yards. Drew Brees against Jared Goff.

Players get a $225,000 bonus for the Super Bowl.

The NFL's highest-scoring offenses face off in the conference championships next Sunday. The defending Super Bowl champions are hoping to survive and advance behind postseason wizard Nick Foles, who led his team to a 16-15 victory in Chicago last week despite throwing two interceptions.

"They are a great team". We had a tremendous game with them here earlier. "We'll see where we are now, see where they are".

The 41-year-old Brady added 343 yards passing and running back James White made it into the record book when he tied the National Football League record for receptions in a postseason game, with 15 for 97 yards.

On Oct. 14, the Patriots beat the Chiefs 43-40 with a field goal as time expired.

Lattimore, however, sealed the win with his second intercept and the Saints booked an NFC Championship game next weekend in New Orleans with the Los Angeles Rams.


New Orleans attorney Jon DeTrinis tweeted coach Sean Payton walked the Lombardi trophy and a quarter-of-a-million dollars cash through the locker room and told the players to essentially win the Super Bowl and get it all.

New Orleans (14-3) and Los Angeles (14-3) played their own wild shootout on November 4.

Early touchdowns established a 35-7 half-time lead at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, where the Patriots finished with a ideal 9-0 home record this season.

Following a season that saw NFL offenses put up historic scoring numbers and scored a record number of touchdown (1,371), it's only fitting that four of the league's top offenses are still alive in the playoffs.

With three minutes to go and the Saints up 20-14 the Eagles had one last chance to march up the field under Foles and take the game. But after taking down Baltimore last week, Los Angeles is tasked with beating a New England team that hasn't lost many home playoff games during the Bill Belichick/Tom Brady era.

"You've got to score points to win", Brees said. "It shows that we had a good week of practice, executed well in practice and it carried over and went into the game".

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