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News Blitz 1/16: Patriots turn from Texans to Steelers

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Neither the Patriots nor the Steelers played to the best of their abilities over the weekend, but each team advanced to next Sunday's AFC title game at Gillette Stadium.

Tom Brady and Ben Roethlisberger will lead their teams to battle once again, a spot in Super Bowl LI on the line.

As AFC Championship Game week kicks off, there's continued review of how the two teams earned their spots in the AFC Championship as well as some early looks at the matchup.

The Boston Globe says Devin McCourty showed impressive instincts for his interception in New England's Saturday night win over Houston. As Bill Belichick leads his team to an NFL-record sixth straight AFC title game, the Globe *says the debate is over in terms of greatest coach in history. *Globe columnist Dan Shaughnessy is dreaming of a Super Bowl rematch between the Patriots and Packers.

The Providence Journal says Logan Ryan had something to prove and did just that, including his huge contributions to the win over Houston. The ProJo writes that the Texans pass rush was an expected problem against Houston.

NFL.com says the Patriots looked sloppy in the win over the Texans. NFL.com notes that former Patriots star and current Texan Vince Wilfork likely played his final game on Saturday night in Foxborough. NFL.com passes along Steelers stud running back Le'Veon Bell looking to avenge Pittsburgh loss to the Patriots earlier this season. A trio of Patriots notes are part of NFL.com's thoughts on the divisional round games.

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