Sports Illustrated's Doug Farrar discusses how the No. 4 seeded Indianapolis Colts can upset the New England Patriots on the road.

Indianapolis Colts (13-5) at New England Patriots (13-4)

The New England Patriots advanced to their 11th AFC Championship Game, and fourth straight, after defeating the Baltimore Ravens, 35-31, in an AFC Divisional Playoff last Saturday at Gillette Stadium.

Patriots QB Tom Brady will play in his ninth AFC Championship Game in 13 full seasons as a starter.

The Patriots advance to the AFC Championship Game for the fourth straight season, joining Oakland (5 - 1973-77), Philadelphia (4 - 2001-04), Buffalo (4 - 1990-93) and Dallas (4 - 1970-73 and 1992-95) as the only teams to reach at least four straight conference championship games.

With the victory over Baltimore, Bill Belichick collected his 20th career playoff win, tying Tom Landry (20) for the most career postseason wins by a head coach. He advances to his ninth conference championship game, second only to the 10 by Tom Landry.

The Patriots host the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC Championship Game for the third time. The Patriots beat the Colts, 24-14, in the 2003 AFC title game at Gillette Stadium and lost 38-34 in the 2006 AFC title game in Indianapolis. Last year in a divisional playoff, New England defeated Indianapolis, 43-22, to move on to the conference championship game.


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