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Tom Brady headed to ninth Super Bowl after passing for 348 yards in Patriots' AFC Championship win
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady completed 30 attempts for one touchdown and 348 yards in Sunday's AFC Championship victory over the Kansas City Chiefs.
Despite two interceptions, Brady was once again his vintage self after producing clutch throws late in the fourth quarter and overtime to lead the Patriots to their third straight Super Bowl. In his ninth attempt to win it all, the future Hall of Famer will need to take down the Los Angeles Rams in order to win his sixth ring.
In two games this postseason, Brady has produced 64 completions for 691 yards and 2 touchdowns.
New England's Julian Edelman accumulates 96 receiving yards in Sunday's AFC Championship win over the Chiefs
New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman produced seven receptions for 96 yards in Sunday's overtime victory over the Kansas City Chiefs.
Edelman continued his consistent production in the playoffs with a team high seven receptions and 96 receiving yards. The veteran slot receiver will have another shot at a ring against the Los Angeles Rams in two weeks.
In two games this postseason, Edelman hauled in 16 receptions for 247 yards.
Drew Brees throws two touchdowns in Saints' overtime loss to the Rams
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees completed 26-of-40 attempts for two touchdowns and 249 yards in Sunday's NFC Championship loss to the Los Angeles Rams.
Brees made a key throw to Ted Ginn late in the fourth quarter but committed a key turnover by throwing an interception in overtime. The veteran quarterback will return next season for another Super Bowl run in his final year of his current contract.
In 15 games during the 2018 season, Brees produced 364 completions for 32 touchdowns and 3992 yards.
New Orleans' Alvin Kamara explodes for 11 receptions and 111 total yards in Sunday's loss to the Rams
New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara produced 111 scrimmage yards in Sunday's loss to the Los Angeles Rams.
Kamara accounted for most of New Orleans' offense on Sunday, leading the team in targets, receptions, and receiving yards. The second-year back will return next season with potentially a larger workload with Mark Ingram eligible for free agency.
In 15 games this season, Kamara rushed for 14 touchdowns and 883 yards on 194 attempts.
Josh Reynolds accounts for 90 scrimmage yards in Rams' NFC Championship clinching victory over New Orleans
Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Josh Reynolds grabbed four receptions for 74 yards in Sunday's overtime win over the New Orleans Saints.
Reynolds was mostly quiet against the Saints before exploding for 66% of his receiving production in the second half. The second year receiver flashed his versatility in McVay's scheme on Sunday by rushing for 16 yards on his only attempt.
In 16 games this season, Reynolds produced 29 receptions for 402 receiving yards and 5 touchdowns.
Brandin Cooks hauls in seven receptions in Rams' overtime win over the Saints
Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Brandin Cooks produced seven receptions for 107 yards in Sunday's victory over the New Orleans Saints.
In a revenge spot against his former team, Cooks provided a huge spark for the Rams offense with a 36-yard catch in their first scoring drive and later three more receptions in a touchdown drive in the third quarter. The speedy 25-year old receiver will play in his second consecutive Super Bowl in two weeks.
In 16 games this season, Cooks scored 6 touchdowns on 90 combined touches.
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