DAN SHAUGHNESSY

Patriots always have a great comeback on deck

The Patriots win. They always win. And Sunday they earned their 10th trip to the Super Bowl.

Ben Volin | On Football

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/01/21/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/chin17.jpg Danny Amendola saved the day for the Patriots

He came up big in the clutch once again with two TDs and a key conversion in the fourth quarter.

Tara Sullivan

/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/01/21/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Tara_Sullivan.tif Again, you have to hand it to Tom Brady

Brady found a way to write yet another unlikely chapter of greatness to his already winning story.

CHRISTOPHER L. GASPER

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/01/21/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Gasper.jpg Outcome of Patriots-Jaguars was inevitable

It was only a matter of time before the Patriots overtook Jacksonville.

Chad Finn

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/01/22/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/davis_nejack10_spts-U833135485404ksG--90x90@BostonGlobe.com.jpg It was another unbelievable game that really happened

Things looked bleak for the Patriots, but then Tom Brady and Co. did what they do best.

Foxborough, MA 1/21/2018 New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola (80) catches the game winning touchdown during the fourth quarter. The New England Patriots host the Jacksonville Jaguars in an NFL AFC championship game at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., Jan. 21, 2018.(Barry Chin/Globe Staff)

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AFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME: PATRIOTS 24, JAGUARS 20

Patriots rally past Jaguars to get back to the Super Bowl

They overcame a 20-10 deficit in the fourth quarter to seize the AFC Championship from the upstart Jaguars.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/01/21/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/pats2.jpg Patriots defense buckled down, then Stephon Gilmore sealed it

With Tom Brady playing hurt and Rob Gronkowski out with a concussion, the Patriots needed their defense to step up.

Andrew Mahoney

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/01/22/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/Chin012118Patriots-JaguarsAFCChampionship_Spt11.jpg Here are the key plays that helped the Patriots flip the script

Several well-executed plays were crucial as New England rallied from 10 points down to win the AFC Championship Game.

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The AFC champion Patriots will face the NFC champion at 6:30 on Feb. 4 in Minneapolis.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/01/21/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/908400586.jpg Brandin Cooks had a major impact on the Patriots’ victory

The wide receiver had six catches for 100 yards, and he also drew two pivotal pass interference calls on the Jaguars.

Foxborough, MA 1/21/2018 Jaguars Barry Church hits Patriots Rob Gronkowski to the helmet which caused a penalty in the second quarter. The New England Patriots host the Jacksonville Jaguars in an NFL AFC championship game at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., Jan. 21, 2018.(Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff)

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PATRIOTS NOTEBOOK

Rob Gronkowski leaves early after helmet-to-helmet hit

The Patriots tight end was flattened by a head shot from Jaguars safety Barry Church late in the first half Sunday.

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 21: Nick Foles #9 of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrates a second quarter touchdown by teammate LeGarrette Blount (not pictured) against the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Championship game at Lincoln Financial Field on January 21, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)

EAGLES 38, VIKINGS 7

Eagles roll past Vikings to earn Super Bowl berth

Nick Foles threw for 352 yards and three touchdowns as Philadelphia breezed past Minnesota.

JAGUARS NOTEBOOK

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/01/22/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/lee_012118_patjag7_spts.jpg Blake Bortles managed to turn in a solid performance

The much-maligned QB gave the Jaguars just what they needed for three quarters.

Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback A.J. Bouye leaves the field after losing the AFC championship NFL football game to the New England Patriots, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

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julian benbow

Jaguars were good, but know they needed to be better

Jacksonville defenders say they made too many mistakes to beat Tom Brady and the Patriots.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/01/05/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/davis_kraftbelichick_spts.jpg Robert Kraft addresses Brady injury, reports of Patriots turmoil

The Patriots owner gave NFL Network an interview Sunday prior to the AFC Championship.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/01/21/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/Chin1-001.jpg Tom Brady sheds some light on his ‘fluke injury’

After not discussing his hand injury last week, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady spoke about it Sunday.

Boston Celtics' Kyrie Irving plays against the Orlando Magic during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

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GARY WASHBURN | ON BASKETBALL

It’s time for Celtics to make a trade

After three straight losses, the team’s weak bench has been exposed.

Boston Celtics' Aron Baynes, right, battles Orlando Magic's Marreese Speights for a loose ball Boston Celtics' during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Magic 103, Celtics 95

Sleepy Celtics lose to Magic in TD Garden matinee

Kyrie Irving scored 40 points but he received little help as the Celtics lost their third straight home game.

BRUINS NOTEBOOK

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/01/21/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/edab28a5d4f14906a2b1533f8b71b422-edab28a5d4f14906a2b1533f8b71b422-0.jpg No secret to this streak: Rask, tighter defense, more goal scoring

Bruins are 21-3-4 since dipping below .500 in Anaheim on Nov. 15

FILE - This Aug. 4, 2017 file photo shows Jim Johannson speaking during a news conference in Plymouth, Mich. Johannson, the general manager of the U.S. Olympic men’s hockey team, has died just a couple weeks before the start of the Pyeongchang Games, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. He was 53. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Sports log

US hockey GM Jim Johannson dies on eve of Olympics

Jim Johannson played for the 1988 and 1992 US Olympic teams and helped Wisconsin win the NCAA championship as a freshman

US 5, Denmark 1

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/01/22/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/37d0db7427fb4062b5cab88f9efa5765-37d0db7427fb4062b5cab88f9efa5765-0.jpg USWNT opens year with rout of Denmark

The match was the first for a year that will include qualifying for the 2019 Women’s World Cup

Australian Open

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/01/22/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/908516370.jpg Madison Keys breezes into quarterfinals

Keys became the only American woman to reach the fourth round after her 6-3, 6-2 victory Monday over Caroline Garcia.

CELTICS NOTEBOOK

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/01/21/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/718e29915d504258bccfe1da3280eec0-718e29915d504258bccfe1da3280eec0-0.jpg Kyrie Irving beaming over Duke recruits

The Celtics All-Star guard is pumped about the nation’s consensus top three recruits heading to his alma mater.

Louisville 77, Boston College 69

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/01/21/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/65f721fc07604d56ae300044452fac7b-65f721fc07604d56ae300044452fac7b-0.jpg Boston College’s comeback bid falls short vs. Louisville

The Eagles extended their ACC road losing streak to 21 games.

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/10/09/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Davis4ALDS16.jpg Offseason has been a trying one for Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel

The daughter of the Red Sox closer was born in November with a heart defect.

GOLF ROUNDUP

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/01/22/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/832d2fd6e1524896b3490d05f6d0ff5a-832d2fd6e1524896b3490d05f6d0ff5a-0.jpg Jon Rahm up to Challenge of four overtime holes

With his fourth win in a year, the 23-year-old Rahm will jump from third to second in the world rankings.

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The pair, who worked together for 29 years, will team up once again after the conference championship games.

Boston, MA - 1/21/2018 - UFC 220 Daniel Cormier defeats Volkan Oezdemir by knockout for the light heavyweight championship belt. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Owen Pence, Topic: 21UFC, LOID: 8.4.703372915.

Barry Chin/Globe Staff

UFC 220 | Light heavyweight championship

Daniel Cormier scores KO win over Volkan Oezdemir

With the win, Cormier (20-1-1) secured his fourth defense of the UFC light heavyweight title.

NICK CAFARDO | SUNDAY BASEBALL NOTES

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/01/20/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/48ffb8ee46214b9faa56e46b5e9b57ac-48ffb8ee46214b9faa56e46b5e9b57ac-0.jpg Scott Boras likely won’t flinch any time soon, and his clients know it

Baseball’s super agent is calling the shots in this slow-to-develop free agent period.

Fred Merkle of the Chicago Cubs is called out at third base during the 4th game of the 1918 World Series between the Chicago Cubs and the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park.

Bettmann Archive

Kevin Paul Dupont | On Second Thought

Red Sox fans now can look back at 1918 differently

A century after the World Series title of that year, a lot has changed, but something is very much the same.