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The Novel England Patriots beat the Kansas City Chiefs 37-31 in beyond standard time to prevail within the Immense Bowl for a third successive year in a historical evening within the NFL.
Rex Burkhead ran in from two yards to space up a assembly with the LA Rams.
Greg Zuerlein’s 57-yard arena aim gave the Rams a 26-23 beyond standard time pick as they beat the Novel Orleans Saints.
The Patriots and the Rams will meet at Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta on Sunday, 3 February.
It modified into the principle time within the Immense Bowl skills that both the AFC and NFC Championship games have long gone to beyond standard time after Harrison Butker kicked a arena-aim to raise the Chiefs stage with 11 seconds final of the fourth quarter.
The Patriots started the extra duration with the ball and 41-year-frail Tom Brady, who will scrutinize to make a selection a file sixth Immense Bowl in Atlanta, took the Patriots down the arena to space up the winning ranking.
Novel England’s ninth Immense Bowl below head coach Invoice Belichick will inquire them face a Rams crew who they beat to make a selection their first title in 2002.
- Relive how the games were obtained
Patriots continue to exist Chiefs fightback
The Patriots, exhibiting of their eighth consecutive AFC Championship sport, dominated the early stages of the match and led 14-0 at half-time.
Alternatively, the Chiefs replied within the 2nd half with quarterback Patrick Mahomes throwing landing passes to Travis Kelce and Damien Williams to chop the Patriots consequence in 17-14 at the originate of the last quarter.
A gigantic 38 sides were scored within the fourth quarter because the Chiefs first took a 28-24 lead, sooner than Mahomes modified into left with right 32 seconds on the clock to engineer one more comeback.
The 23-year-frail managed to reveal his crew internal arena-aim range and Butker delivered from 39 yards, handiest for the Patriots to make a selection it with the one real real possession of beyond standard time.
“We knew it modified into going to be refined,” acknowledged five-time champion Brady, who lost to the Eagles in closing year’s showpiece.
“Kansas are explosive and so they’ve been beating teams right here all year. It modified into superior, what a sport.”
‘We are going to doubtlessly never earn over it’
The Rams were at the help of all the device in which via the NFC Championship sport in Novel Orleans, handiest taking the lead for the principle time via Zuerlein’s sport-winning effort in beyond standard time, after a controversial name denied the Saints a possibility to make a selection it.
Zuerlein kicked four arena objectives on the day whereas Rams quarterback Jared Goff recovered from an interception on his first possession to throw for 297 yards and one landing.
The hosts led 13-0 after the principle quarter however a Todd Gurley landing hasten helped Los Angeles chop the hole to 13-10 at half-time.
After the two teams traded touchdowns within the 2nd half, the Saints chanced on themselves deep in Rams territory and were denied a hasten interference penalty which might perhaps perhaps have allowed them to hasten the clock down when receiver Tommylee Lewis modified into hit by security Nickell Robey-Coleman sooner than the ball arrived.
Novel Orleans coach Sean Payton acknowledged: “It be refined to earn over it.
“It modified into as glaring a name (as would be) and how two guys can scrutinize at that and are available in up and are available in with their decision, I do not know.
“It took space despite the proven reality that, so we can no longer dwell on it. We are going to doubtlessly never earn over it.”
After the non name, Goff modified into given ample time to reveal the Rams down the arena and Zuerlein kicked efficiently from 48 yards to put it 23-23 and reveal the sport to beyond standard time.
John Johnson’s indispensable interception of Drew Brees at the originate of the extra duration allowed Zuerlein to preserve his nerve all all over again and ship the Rams to their first Immense Bowl since 2002.
“It be not likely, man. I’m in a position to no longer place it into phrases,” acknowledged Rams quarterback Jared Goff.
“The defence conducted the device they did to pressure it to beyond standard time. The defence gets a reveal and Greg makes a 57-yarder to make a selection it. That modified into right from about 70. Wonderful.”