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A.F.C. Championship 2018: Patriots vs. Jaguars Live Updates

The N.F.L. season has boiled down to four teams, and Sunday’s conference championship games will determine the matchup for Super Bowl LII, which will be held on Feb. 4 at Minnesota’s U.S. Bank Stadium.

First up is the A.F.C. Championship game between the Jacksonville Jaguars (10-6) and the New England Patriots (13-3) at 3:05 p.m. Eastern. Stay here for live updates and analysis.

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Patriots quarterback Tom Brady injured his hand during practice this week.

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The theme of today’s games is defense — all four of the remaining teams finished in the top-five in the N.F.L. in fewest points allowed — and redemption stories of three quarterbacks who have defied the odds to get this far. Tom Brady will also be around to balance things out with a heavy dose of star power.

How to watch: CBS has the broadcast, but the game can be streamed on Yahoo’s Sports app.

Here are the top story lines for the A.F.C. Championship game:

• The Patriots are 7.5-point favorites at home — at one point the line was as high as 9 points — and will be trying to…

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