The 2011 Patriots defeated the Baltimore Ravens in the conference championship game; the 2012 Patriots lost to the Ravens; the 2013 Patriots lost to the Denver Broncos; the 2014 Patriots defeated the Indianapolis Colts; the 2015 Patriots lost to the Broncos.
If the Patriots win on Saturday, they will go on to face either the #2 Kansas City Chiefs or the #3 Pittsburgh Steelers. New England is 18-4 all time at home in the playoffs, including 15-3 under head coach Bill Belichick.
Date: Saturday, January 14th, 2017
Location: Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts
Kickoff: 8:15 PM EST
Betting line: Patriots are the 16-point favorites
SB Nation Affiliates: BattleRedBlog.com
Announcers: Jim Nantz and Phil Simms, with Tracy Wolfson on the sidelines.
Boston, Mass. WBZ-TV Channel 4
Radio: 98.5 FM, with Scott Zolak and Bob Socci
Additional Information: The Patriots provide an incredible breakdown on their website.