Vontaze Burfict

Martellus Bennett A Nice Fit In New England

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — To step into Martellus Bennett's world is to be in a place that is both spontaneous and full of introspection.

In his first season in New England, the Patriots tight end has brought a mellow vibe and unique personality to an organization that usually shies away from individuality.

Yet, as he prepares for the first AFC championship appearance of his nine-year career, Bennett could play a vital role in whether the Patriots get past the Steelers on Sunday and earn the franchise's ninth Super Bowl berth.

But the player who calls himself "a black unicorn" said he isn't allowing himself to get caught up in any championship fantasies or change...