FOXBORO — Finally, Martellus Bennett has something over his brother when it comes to their NFL teams.

With Michael being on the Seahawks, he’s gone further in the playoffs virtually every season, but not this year as Martellus and the Patriots will be going to the Super Bowl, ironically in Houston where the Bennett brothers grew up.

Martellus Bennett had a message for his brother after Sunday's win. (Greg M. Cooper/USA Today Sports)

Martellus Bennett had a message for his brother after Sunday’s win. (Greg M. Cooper/USA Today Sports)

FOXBORO — Finally, Martellus Bennett has something over his brother when it comes to their NFL teams.

With Michael being on the Seahawks, he’s gone further in the playoffs virtually every season, but not this year as Martellus and the Patriots will be going to the Super Bowl, ironically in Houston where the Bennett brothers grew up.

“I am going to FaceTime him and say, ‘Now I’m going to the Super Bowl mother[expletive], meet me in Houston.’ He’s in Hawaii right now so I know he’s enjoying it. It’s still early there so I still have time to call him and kind of rub it in his face and make sure he’s feeling OK when he’s on the beach right now and I’m getting ready to go to the Super Bowl. I’m sure he’ll be in Houston. I think he’s going to play in the Pro Bowl and then will come out to Houston, our hometown.

“So it’s good because I’m bringing one back for ‘H-Town.’ That’s where it all started and that’s where I grew up. That’s where I played my first football games and everything. It’s great to have the top of the mountain to go back home and show everyone I grew up around what you can do with hard work.”

Earlier in the day there was a report Bennett played through a broken bone in his ankle. He wouldn’t confirm or deny the report, but said he’s like an old pick up truck and noted he barely misses practices.

“I don’t know. I don’t know who reported that,” Bennett said. “I’m just a pickup truck. I am an old pick up truck. You can always start it up and move wherever you need to move.”

Added Bennett: “I don’t really miss practice either. I don’t know. I just find a way. I’ve never really [known] how to quit and every guy in here is counting on me. I had to find a way to do things, whatever it may be each game. I just wanted to come through for the guys. Injuries are injuries. I’ve had several different ones, some major ones — different things this season. It never really stopped me. I just go out there and play. I want to be out there. I never want to miss games. I’ve only missed a couple of games in my career so I’m just a tough dude, I guess.”

As for how he will celebrate the AFC championship, he’s going to bake a cake.

“I plan on going home, making myself a cake and I am going to write ‘You’re awesome’ on the cake and sit there and I will probably eat the whole thing and regret it tomorrow because I have to make sure I make weight,” Bennett said. “It’s probably what I am going to do. I am going to make ‘You’re awesome’ cake for myself and give it to myself and probably sing Happy Birthday to myself or something like that and just enjoy it.”

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FOXBORO — During the second half of the AFC championship game with the game in doubt the Gillette Stadium crowded started to focus on off the field matters.

Commissioner Roger Goodell attended the NFC championship game in Atlanta, meaning once again he didn’t come to Gillette Stadium. He hasn’t been to New England since the 2015 playoffs when Deflategate began.

Martellus Bennett wondered where Roger Goodell was after the game. (James Lang/USA Today Sports)

Martellus Bennett wondered where Roger Goodell was after the game. (James Lang/USA Today Sports)

FOXBORO — During the second half of the AFC championship game with the game in doubt the Gillette Stadium crowded started to focus on off the field matters.

Commissioner Roger Goodell attended the NFC championship game in Atlanta, meaning once again he didn’t come to Gillette Stadium. He hasn’t been to New England since the 2015 playoffs when Deflategate began.

The crowd started chants of “Where is Roger?” and “Roger-Roger-Roger.”

So what did Martellus Bennett think of them?

“I don’t know, who is Roger?” he asked.

“Roger Goodell. The commissioner,” a reporter replied.

“Oh, yeah. Where is he? It’s like Waldo right now,” Bennett said. “He doesn’t want to come here. He doesn’t know where he’s at.”

Goodell can’t escape the Patriots now as he will certainly be in Houston for the Super Bowl in two weeks.

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FOXBORO — The Patriots advance to their record ninth Super Bowl by throttling the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC championship at Gillette Stadium. How did they do it? Mike Petraglia and Ryan Hannable have the details inside Gillette Stadium.

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Glenn Ordway and Fred Smerlas talk with Cornerback Malcolm Butler in the lockerroom after the Patriots handily beat the Pittsburgh to advance to Super Bowl 51.

[0:00:03] ... tonight's game really containing. The the best receiver Antonio Brown for the Pittsburgh Steelers Malcolm. I'll Butler joins us live right across the street congratulations. Sir thank you thank you thank had known that to the Super Bowl where you may your remark about. Yes there are areas where I tell us about Antonio Brown tonight what you guys would ...
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[0:03:22] ... polymer. I want finals thankfully when he you win it's the last Super Bowl. You don't even know how much you're gonna play in the game you were. The new kid on the block and you probably scary I'd eyes open all like god this is unbelievable. How different is it going to be free you. Heading to Houston here and another week. ...






Glenn Ordway and Fred Smerlas talk with Cornerback Malcolm Butler in the lockerroom after the Patriots handily beat the Pittsburgh to advance to Super Bowl 51.

[0:00:03] ... tonight's game really containing. The the best receiver Antonio Brown for the Pittsburgh Steelers Malcolm. I'll Butler joins us live right across the street congratulations. Sir thank you thank you thank had known that to the Super Bowl where you may your remark about. Yes there are areas where I tell us about Antonio Brown tonight what you guys would ...
[0:00:54] ... a rookie out of nowhere. Made roadways plays in the history of Super Bowl but in Nampa. Let down you continued to grow what was the secret you mean of the deal with all the pressure ...
[0:02:13] ... you know not appear on this it's a respectable glare like he Tony Brown which. We expect you know you don't do not keep my model called us. You know if you saw the live round. ...
[0:03:22] ... polymer. I want finals thankfully when he you win it's the last Super Bowl. You don't even know how much you're gonna play in the game you were. The new kid on the block and you probably scary I'd eyes open all like god this is unbelievable. How different is it going to be free you. Heading to Houston here and another week. ...






Tom Brady and Chris Hogan led the Patriots to a 36-17 victory over the Steelers in the AFC championship game in Foxboro Sunday night. The Pats will now face the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI in Houston. Check out some photos from Sunday night’s game here.

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Chris Hogan set a Patriots playoff record with 180 yards receiving. (James Lang/USA Today Sports)

Chris Hogan set a Patriots playoff record with 180 yards receiving. (James Lang/USA Today Sports)

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