What Bill Belichick told Patriots in locker room after AFC championship


Amendola returned a punt 20 yards to the Jaguars' 30-yard line, then made a diving catch and three plays later leaped high and made an acrobatic tiptoe landing for a 4-yard touchdown reception to create the final margin.

The stunning brunette later posted the celebratory photo on Instagram with the caption "Baby going to the #SuperBowl".

No surprise, as it's the perennial champion New England Patriots, who edged past the Jacksonville Jaguars 24-20 in the AFC championship game Sunday.

Philadelphia was right to lube their light poles: Nick Foles had the game of his life just a day removed from his 29th birthday, throwing for 352 yards, 3 TDs and amassing a stellar 141.4 QB rating against the best defense in pro football.

"He's a really good player". With tight end Rob Gronkowski out of the game, that should not have been the case.

"I thought there was a lot of energy in the stadium, I sure did", Belichick said in his day-after-game conference call. The drive stalled when Brady was sacked by Dante Fowler Jr., and New England settled for Stephen Gostkowski's 31-yard field goal.

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Tight end Zach Ertz: Almost as good of a game as his wife, USA soccer star Julie Ertz. "It's a mentally tough team and we needed a lot of mental toughness, and we found a way to dig deep and get it done, even on offense without one of our very best players". Former Patriot rusher LeGarrette Blount ran 11 yards for an Eagles touchdown and Foles followed with touchdown passes of 53 and 5 yards to Alshon Jeffery and 41 yards to Torrey Smith.

"I understand you're all going to let us play, but we know they're going to try to instigate stuff".

Brady, wearing a black bandage on his right hand after needing stitches to close a cut that happened on a play during practice earlier in the week, showed no signs of being hampered.

"Everyone in that locker room is thinking what could we have done a better job of, including me". In the back of my head, I knew the Patriots had the game in the bag.

And, defensive captain Duron Harmon said, the greatest of all time (GOAT). That doesn't mean the Jaguars themselves didn't struggle closing out the game. With the victory in the AFC Championship game, the Patriots are advancing to play in the Super Bowl on February 4th in Minnesota.