KANSAS CITY Tyler Higbee Jersey , Mo. (AP) —ird straight Super Bowl, once more thanks to Tom Brady’s brilliance.The five-time NFL champion guided the Patriots 75 yards after winning the overtime coin toss, and backup Rex Burkhead’s 2-yard TD lifted New England past Kansas City 37-31 for the AFC championship Sunday night.The drive against an exhausted defense was reminiscent of when the Patriots beat Atlanta in the only Super Bowl to go to OT two years ago.New England (13-5) benefited from two critical replay reviews and made its ninth Super Bowl with Brady at quarterback and Bill Belichick as coach.Awaiting them in Atlanta are the Los Angeles Rams, who won 26-23 in overtime in New Orleans for the NFC championship. The Rams last made the Super Bowl in 2002 while based in St. Louis, losing to the Patriots.It’s the first time both conference title games went to OT. The last time both visitors won conference championship matches was 2012.Several times, the Patriots appeared to have it won, only to see Kansas City (13-5) come back in spectacular fashion.Brady, at 41 already the oldest quarterback to have played in a Super Bowl, drove New England 65 yards in 1:24 to Burkhead’s go-ahead 4-yard touchdown with 39 seconds left in regulation. That was enough, though, for his far younger counterpart, the 23-year-old Patrick Mahomes Jared Goff Jersey , to take the Chiefs 48 yards to Harrison Butker’s 39-yard field goal with 8 seconds left to force overtime.RAMS 26, SAINTS 23, OTNEW ORLEANS (AP) — Greg Zuerlein kicked a 57-yard field goal in overtime and Los Angeles, helped by a huge missed call by the officials, advanced to the Super Bowl with a victory over New Orleans in the NFC championship game.The stunning finish came after New Orleans got the ball first in the extra period. Under pressure, Drew Brees fluttered up a pass that was picked off by John Johnson III, who was able to hang on to the interception while falling onto his back.Johnson hopped up and celebrated by doing with the “Choppa Style” dance popularized by New Orleans rapper Choppa, whose namesake song had become a Saints‘ rallying cry.The Rams weren’t able to do much offensively, but it didn’t matter. Zuerlein, who had already delivered a tying 48-yard kick with 15 seconds left in regulation, booted through the winning field goal from just inside midfield with plenty of room to spare.The Superdome, which had been in uproar all afternoon Samson Ebukam Jersey , suddenly turned eerily silent. It was the first home playoff loss for the Saints with Brees and coach Sean Payton, who and been 6-0 in those games since their pairing began in 2006.The Rams (15-3) and their 32-year-old coach, Sean McVay, capped a remarkable rise since moving back to Los Angeles three years ago. The team will be appearing in its first Super Bowl since the 2001 season, when the “Greatest Show on Turf” was still in St. Louis.It was another bitter end to the season for the Saints, who lost the previous season in the divisional round on the “Minnesota Miracle” — the Vikings‘ long touchdown pass on the final play of the game.This time, New Orleans (14-4) squandered an early 13-0 lead and couldn’t overcome a blown call in the closing minutes of regulation, when the officials failed to flag a blatant pass interference penalty on Los Angeles Nickell Robey-Coleman inside the 5. Well, Super Bowl LIII went just about as poorly as possible for the Los Angeles Rams offense.After finished the regular season with the NFL’s second highest-scoring offense at 32.9 points per game, the Rams could only muster three points against the New England Patriots in the lowest scoring Super Bowl ever.For once on the biggest stage, Tom Brady left the door open — 13 points is the fewest points the Pats have scored in Brady’s nine trips — by only tallying a QBR of 25.8 and no touchdowns to go with an interception, but LA still could not capitalize.So who deserves the blame?Following the game Josh Reynolds Jersey , head coach Sean McVay shouldered the responsibility by admitting he was ‘out coached’ by Bill Belichick.The 33-year-old offensive guru described the postgame feeling as ‘numbing’ and admitted his play calling didn’t allow the Rams to get into any type of rhythm.LA’s first nine drives were all five plays or less and they mustered only 46 yards in the first half. Additionally, one of the largest areas reflected on a head coach is his team’s discipline. The Rams were flagged for nine penalties, giving up 65 yards compared to the Patriots three for 20 yards.“He could not help the kid [Jared Goff] in this game,” Cris Carter said on <em>First Things First</em>. “He couldn’t give him any plays, any formations, where Goff could get into a rhythm.”“He took accountability and said he’s going to wear it pretty hard,” punter Johnny Hekker told USA Today about McVay. “A lot of the guys were quick to let him know – it’s not on you; it’s on every single one of us. If we had all made little differences here or there, then things would’ve come out differently for us.”While Hekker shifted the focus onto each player in the Rams locker room, one other guy publicly came out to take the blame: Jared Goff.“It was me. It was our offense. And we — well, I — couldn’t do my part,” Goff said. “It wasn’t a game we needed 30 points to win. We needed two touchdowns, and I couldn’t get it done. That’s on me. I’m the guy who has to drive this offense.”Goff finished the night 19 of 38 for 229 yards and a pivotal 4th quarter interception near the goal line as the Rams were putting together their most complete drive of the game.This was Goff’s fifth-straight game throwing for fewer than 300 yards and his completion percentage of 50 — his second lowest of the season — makes him a vulnerable target to take the responsibility.“Is there a grade lower than an ‘F’ I can give him?” Shannon Sharpe questioned on <em>Undisputed</em>. “Maybe an incomplete?”Aside from the two men that confronted the loss straight on John Johnson Jersey , could someone else be to blame?Running back Todd Gurley, who led the League in touchdowns during the year, was virtually nonexistent for the second-straight game. Coming off a career-low in touches during the NFC Championship Game, Gurley only had the ball in his hands 11 times (10 rush, 1 rec) Sunday and accounted for 34 yards. His shortage of opportunity can once again reflect back on McVay’s play calling, but Gurley’s inefficiency when he did have the ball also puts him in the spotlight.Although Gurley is listed as healthy and the team confirmed there is no injury, his lack of usage and production causes Carter to think differently.Or maybe, even though the Rams defense completely shutdown the Patriots at a historic rate, they didn’t do enough when it mattered most?Despite picking off Brady, forcing a fumble and allowing just 44 rushing yards in the first half, the Rams gave up 111 rush yards, 10 points and two free first downs via penalties in the second.“We didn’t do enough Gerald Everett Jersey ,” Ndamukong Suh said afterward. “No question – it’s a cliché saying but I think it’s ultimately true: Defense wins championships.”“They made more plays,” Aaron Donald added. “They shouldn’t have scored at all, but they did.”Where was the back-to-back AP Defensive Player of the Year?Donald was double, sometimes triple, teamed throughout the entire night– essentially being held in check from his usual domination on the inside. Despite setting an NFL record with 20.5 sacks as an interior lineman in the regular season, he finished the playoffs without a single sack. He had just one solo tackle and one QB hit Sunday.So while blame can be shifted back-and-forth between individuals or one side of the ball against the other, perhaps it’s more fitting to just chalk it up and give credit where credit is due: to the Super Bowl LIII champion New England Patriots for a brilliant overall performance.The path to SB LIV starts now.