Patriots Rout the Titans to Reach Their 7th Straight A.F.C. Title Game


Tom Brady threw for three touchdowns Saturday. It was his 10th postseason game with at least that many, which moved him past Joe Montana for the most in N.F.L. history. Jim Rogash/Getty Images

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Tom Brady passed for three touchdowns and 337 yards, and the New England Patriots cruised past the Tennessee Titans, 35-14, on Saturday night and advanced to their seventh consecutive A.F.C. championship game.

New England will host the winner of Sunday’s divisional matchup between Jacksonville and Pittsburgh.

The game was the 10th in Brady’s postseason career in which he threw at least three touchdown passes, moving him past Joe Montana for the most in N.F.L. history. James White caught a touchdown pass and ran for a score, and Danny Amendola had 11 catches for 112 yards.

The Titans took an early 7-0 lead, but New England then scored 35 unanswered points.

Marcus Mariota completed 22 of 37 passes for 254 yards and two touchdowns but was under pressure for most of the second half. He was sacked eight times, a Patriots playoff record. Titans Coach Mike Mularkey said after the game that Mariota had suffered a strained quadriceps muscle in the first quarter.

Source: The New York Times