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Chiefs and Patriots to match strength against strength

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - As unpredictable and effective as Bill Belichick's rush-and-cover schemes can be - there's a reason the New England coach is known as a defense mastermind - there is a common theme to his approach over a 19-year span in which he has led the Patriots to five Super Bowl titles.

Belichick is known for trying to take away an opponent's best player, whether it's an explosive running back, a speedy receiver or a frisky quarterback, and working his game plan from there, to which followers of this year's Kansas City Chiefs might respond: "Yeah ... good luck with that."

The Patriots and Chiefs will meet at sundown Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium for the AFC championship, and if the Patriots are to advance

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