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Patriots Defeat Steelers in AFC Championship

The New England Patriots take on the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Championship game.

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FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 22: A New England Patriots fan holds a sign after the New England Patriots defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 36-17 to win the AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on January 22, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Tailgaters pack Gillette Stadium as early as 3 hours before kick-off.
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FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 22: A general view as fireworks are set off prior to the AFC Championship Game between the New England Patriots and the Pittsburgh Steelers at Gillette Stadium on January 22, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 22: Robert Kraft (R), owner and CEO of the New England Patriots, looks at Tom Brady #12 prior to the AFC Championship Game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Gillette Stadium on January 22, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
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FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 22: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots stands on the field prior to the AFC Championship Game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Gillette Stadium on January 22, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
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FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 22: Stephen Gostkowski #3 of the New England Patriots kicks a field goal during the first quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on January 22, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
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FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 22: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots throws a pass during the first half against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on January 22, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
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FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 22: Justin Gilbert #24 of the Pittsburgh Steelers runs with the ball against Jonathan Jones #31 of the New England Patriots during the first half of the AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on January 22, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 22: Chris Hogan #15 of the New England Patriots celebrates with Danny Amendola #80 after scoring a touchdown during the first quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on January 22, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
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FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 22: LeGarrette Blount #29 of the New England Patriots is tackled by Javon Hargrave #79 of the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first quarter in the AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on January 22, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
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FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 22: DeAngelo Williams #34 of the Pittsburgh Steelers scores a touchdown during the second quarter against the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on January 22, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 22: Chris Hogan #15 celebrates with Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots after making a 34-yard touchdown reception during the second quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on January 22, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
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FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 22: Eli Rogers #17 of the Pittsburgh Steelers is unable to catch a pass during the second quarter against the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on January 22, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
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FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 22: Chris Hogan #15 of the New England Patriots runs with the ball against Artie Burns #25 of the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first half of the AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on January 22, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
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FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 22: Julian Edelman #11 of the New England Patriots celebrates scoring a touchdown during the third quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on January 22, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
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FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 22: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots greets Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers after the Patriots defeated the Steelers 36-17 to win the AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on January 22, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 22: A New England Patriots fan holds a sign after the New England Patriots defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 36-17 to win the AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on January 22, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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