The Patriots, who won a Super Bowl twice in 2004 and 2005, finished the Los Angeles Chargers home with 41:28 and entered the final of the American Football Conference (AFC) conference for the eighth time. Semifinals – one.
New England will visit the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, securing a 31:13 win against the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday. The New Orleans Saints will host the Los Angeles Rams with 30 victories over the Dallas Cowboys on Saturday with 13 wins in just three league losses.
Saints turn game
In the Superdome of New Orleans, after the first half, it seemed that the Eagles could face the favorite hosts. Philadelphia immediately grabbed Drew Brees' first attempt and took a 14-0 lead with a touchdown pass and a run to the quarterback quarterback Nick Foles.
But then brought New Orleans fed by Brees the game to the point. The 39-year-old star played touchdown passes to Keith Kirkwood and Michael Thomas, and kicker Will Lutz contributed with two field goals. Philadelphia, however, did not sting. Also because Marshon Lattimore intercepted two passes from the Eagles' quarterback. The crucial interception succeeded the defender while two minutes after time receiver Alshon Jeffery could not hold the ball.
"We were calm and we knew what we could do," Brees said after returning, "we knew it would be a different game this time than last time." In the lead, the Santos had the now defunct champion 48: 7 swept the Superdome. In Philadelphia they lamented a great opportunity. "We were on the way to winning," said Jockey. "Looks like we beat each other, but the hat for the other guys."
Patriots outdo boots
At Foxborough's Gilette Stadium, the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Chargers were already decided at half-time. The New England hosts were already ahead after a unilateral first time with 35: 7. It was not until the end of the game that the Super Bowl champion, who is in the semifinals for the eighth time in a row, let the reins creak a little.
The man of the match was the striking rookie Sony Michel, who scored three touchdowns for the hosts in the first half (35: 7). Tom Brady, the Patriots quarterback, made room for 343 yards and gave a touchdown pass to wide receiver Philipp Dorsett.
Chargers midfielder Philipp Rivers scored 331 yards and scored three touchdown passes but also made an interception. The 37-year-old Super Bowl dream burst like 2008 in Foxborough, but only in the AFC Championship Game. Rivers also missed the eighth meeting with Brady. The 41-year-old, however, is now struggling for his ninth-place appearance.
Final show with Maroon 5
While the two finalists of the 53rd Super Bowl will be determined in Atlanta on February 3, next Sunday, a fixed point of the grand finale has already been determined. The American pop band Maroon 5, with vocalist Adam Levine, will appear on the show's interval. The show will feature rappers Travis Scott and Big Boi. That announced the National Football League on Sunday.
Pop superstar Rihanna would have rejected an offer in October, according to media reports, because she supports former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick in her protest against police violence against blacks and inequality in the country. The interval show is considered one of the highlights of the NFL final. Superstars like Prince, Madonna and Lady Gaga have already appeared. The turn of Justin Timberlake came last year when the show in the United States had a television audience of 103 million viewers – an absolute record for any US TV event.
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