The AFC Championship Game is set and it is a doozy: Chiefs vs. Patriots, is a monster any way you slice it, thanks to the fireworks we saw when the two teams met up in the regular season. That game was a shootout, a wild 43-40 Patriots victory over Kansas City. Despite the loss, the Chiefs ultimately secured home-field advantage throughout the playoffs, forcing New England to travel for the AFC Championship Game.
The Patriots are playing in the championship game for the 16th time in franchise history — the 13th time in the era of quarterback Tom Brady and coach Bill Belichick, including eight straight.
The 1993 season marked Kansas City’s previous trip to the AFC title game, the Chiefs’ only appearance there since the NFL and AFL merged in 1970.
Kansas City have the home-field advantage, at the terrifying Arrowhead Stadium, a nightmare trip for any traveling team.