FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - The New England Patriots are headed
back to the Super Bowl. The Patriots, winners of three of the last
six Super Bowls, advanced with a 21-12 win over San Diego.
The Patriots got two touchdown passes from Tom Brady, one to
Jabar Gaffney and one to Wes Welker, and a 1-yard touchdown run by
Laurence Maroney while the Chargers got four field goals from Nate
Brady's completions to Gaffney and Welker were from 12 and 6
yards out. He finished the game with the two scores, three
interceptions and 209 yards passing.
San Diego's LaDainian Tomlinson started the game but wasn't able
to stay in. He, along with quarterback Philip Rivers, were hurt in
last week's win over Indianapolis. Rivers was able to play against
the Patriots and finished 211 yards passing and two picks.
New England enters the NFL Championship game in two weeks in
Arizona with a perfect 18-and-0 record.