Patriots happy to be home for latest trip to AFC title game (The Associated Press)

The New England Patriots have had what seems like an annual spot in the AFC championship game over the past decade. The Patriots became the first team since the 1970 merger to advance to the AFC title game in six straight seasons with their win over the Houston Texans last week. The Patriots are 5-1 at home in AFC championship games, with their lone loss coming in 2013 against the Ravens in Ray Lewis’ final trip to Foxborough.