Tom Brady and Bill Belichick continued to make history as the Patriots defeated the Chiefs on Saturday in the Divisional Round of the playoffs.
The Patriots join the Raiders from 1973-77 as the only teams in the Super Bowl era to advance to five straight conference championship games, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
With the win, Belichick will be coaching in his 10th conference championship game. According to Elias, the only coach with more conference (or league) championship game appearances is Tom Landry, with 12.
Brady will start his 10th conference championship game, which extended his own NFL record. The second-highest on that list is Joe Montana, with seven.
Brady passed for 300 yards for the ninth time in his postseason career, which tied Peyton Manning for the most such games in postseason history.
According to Elias, Brady became the fifth player in NFL postseason history with multiple games with at least two passing touchdowns and one rushing touchdown. The others are Aaron Rodgers, Donovan McNabb, Tobin Rote and Otto Graham.
Brady is 22-8 in his postseason career. That is the most postseason wins by a QB in NFL history.
How did Brady get it done against the Chiefs?
Brady was pressured (sack or duress) on four of his 43 dropbacks (9.3 percent), his second-lowest percentage of the season. Brady was pressured on 32.1 percent of his dropbacks in Weeks 16 and 17.
Edelman is the real key
Julian Edelman returned to the lineup for the first time since Week 10. This season, the Patriots are 10-0 including playoffs when Edelman plays and 3-4 when he doesn’t play.