Brock Osweiler

I'll Have The Usual: Patriots Advance To Afc Title Game

Short nights and short offseasons.

It's the Patriot way.

New England has advanced to the AFC Championship Game for a record sixth year in a row and the 11th time in 16 seasons. With one more win, the Patriots (15-2) would play in their seventh Super Bowl since 2001.

But to find out who was still in their way, they had to wait until Sunday's game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Pittsburgh Steelers. That's also something they've grown accustomed to in the Bill Belichick-Tom Brady era.

"It was a long night — or a short night, however you want to look at it," Belichick told reporters on Sunday, about 13 hours after beating the Houston Texans 34-16....