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Tom Brady's overtime record had Patriots confident against Chiefs

Tom Brady's overtime record had Patriots confident against Chiefs

KANSAS CITY -- Tom Brady's been pretty good at this postseason overtime thing.

He added to that legacy in the AFC title game by beating the Chiefs, 37-31, converting three consecutive third downs through the air to get within sniffing distance of the goal line for Rex Burkhead's walk-off plunge. 

In three overtime playoff games over the course of his career, Brady is now 3-0, and his opponents in those games never had a chance to even touch the football.

The rules have changed since Brady got Adam Vinatieri into field-goal range in his first playoff start in January 2002. Back then it was sudden death, first score wins. 

The rule has changed. The decade has changed. But Brady's teammates were as confident as ever in the 41-year-old when an overtime situation popped up Sunday.

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“You saw me, I ran off soon as I saw it was heads," Devin McCourty said. "I saw heads, 'I saw this before, and I know what happens at the end of this one.' ”

"Any time we go to overtime and we get the ball, I'm not really worried about anything. I'm going to get comfy."

David Andrews was front and center for New England's overtime touchdown drive in Super Bowl LI that ended in a James White scamper to the goal line. Brady was so locked in even in the immediate aftermath of the run, he wasn't sure White got in so he was reluctant to celebrate with his center. 

We know how that one ended. And Andrews seemed to know how Sunday would end before it did. 

"Do you not expect that? You've seen it 20 years now," Andrews said. "What do you expect? He's the best. We gave him chances. We battled our tails off. I thought guys up front really played tough. That was a good D-line. We played hard, played physical, and tried not to let him get touched."

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Of having Brady on his side in those spots, Marcus Cannon said simply, "Thankful."

When Burkhead crossed the goal line to extend the Patriots season, Brady popped off his helmet and jumped into the arms of his teammates. It was as excited as he's looked on a football field since Malcolm Butler's interception, which sent Brady into a state of euphoria on the sideline five years ago.

Even if his teammates had a good idea of what was coming at Arrowhead, Brady wasn't taking the moment lightly.

"I was probably," Brady said, "as excited as I've been in a long time . . . I'll remember this one for the rest of my life.”

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"Tom vs Time" receives Emmy nomination for Outstanding Serialized Sports Documentary

"Tom vs Time" receives Emmy nomination for Outstanding Serialized Sports Documentary

The start of football season is no longer the only reason Tom Brady will look forward to this fall. 

On Sunday, Brady announced on Twitter that his Facebook series "Tom vs Time" received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Serialized Sports Documentary. 

Coming off his sixth Super Bowl championship, Brady can't seem to lose anymore. Of course, we'll see if he takes home the award on September 17, where he'll have to take a break preparing for the Jets to attend the award show. 

As Brady nears the end of his playing career, this most likely won't be the last time we see him up for awards in entertainment. Couple that with his TB12 brand, and the greatest quarterback of all time seems to have a nice retirement plan set up for himself. 

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Take a look at this cool photo of Bill Belichick at the Preakness Stakes

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Take a look at this cool photo of Bill Belichick at the Preakness Stakes

While there won't be a Triple Crown winner this year, Bill Belichick is 2-for-2 in attending the legendary races. 

After spending some downtime with his girlfriend Linda Holliday and Tom Brady two weeks ago at the Kentucky Derby, the future Hall of Fame head coach was spotted at the Preakness Stakes, staring down the eventual winner War of Will before the horse secured its victory. 

You can spot Belichick to the left of the jockey right above War of Will's tail. 

War of Will rebounded from a controversial loss at the Derby, where the original winner Maximum Security appeared to impede War of Will and Country House. The race went under objection review, and Country House was declared the winner while War of Will dropped to seventh. 

With the win, War of Will may have solidified itself as the rightful contender for the Triple Crown even though it will not get the chance to capture the sport's highest achievement. 

And as Field Yates alluded to in his tweet, game recognizes game. 

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