PATRIOTS RECORD IN AFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES**
The Patriots are 7-3 in AFC Championship Games, including a 4-1 record at home and a 3-1 record at Gillette Stadium.
MOST APPEARANCES IN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
San Francisco 15
New England 10
St. Louis Rams 9
PATRIOTS ALL-TIME IN PLAYOFF GAMES
The Patriots have compiled a 25-18 record in their 43 playoff games and their .581 playoff winning percentage is tied with the Oakland/L.A. Raiders for the fifth best in NFL history among teams that have played at least 15 playoff games.
BRADY TIED AN NFL RECORD WITH HIS 8TH START IN A CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
Tom Brady made his eighth start in a Conference Championship game and joined Charlie Waters and Jack Reynolds for the most starts in a Conference Championship in NFL history.
BELICHICK'S EIGHT CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES AS A HEAD COACH ARE SECOND
Bill Belichick reached his eighth conference championship as a head coach, second to the 10 by Tom Landry.
BRADY MOVES UP THE POSTSEASON LISTS**
Tom Brady is one of two quarterbacks in NFL postseason history with over 6,000 passing yards. Brady extended his playoff touchdown pass total to 43 touchdown passes and is one of three NFL quarterbacks with 40 or more touchdown passes in the postseason. Brady is third all-time on the postseason touchdown list, behind Joe Montana (45) and Brett Favre (44). Brady leads all quarterbacks with 590 postseason completions.
BRADY TOUCHDOWN RUNS
With his touchdown run in the fourth quarter of today's game versus the Broncos, Brady now has four career postseason rushing touchdowns, which is tied for the second most in Patriots history. Brady is also tied for the fourth most total touchdowns in Patriots history.
STEPHEN GOSTKOWSKI IN THE POSTSEASON
Stephen Gostkowski connected on a 47-yard field goal in the second quarter of today's game against the Broncos. He now has 19 career postseason field goal makes, putting him in sole possession of 11th place all-time.
STEPHEN GOSTKOWSKI MOVES CLOSER TO THE CENTURY MARK
Stephen Gostkowski had four points in today's game against the Broncos, giving him 99 career points in the postseason. He has the second most postseason points in Patriots history behind Adam Vinatieri, and has the seventh most kicking points in NFL postseason history.