All those distractions seemed a distant memory as the New England Patriots pounded the Tennessee Titans 35-14 Saturday night to earn yet another trip to the AFC title game.

For those counting - make it a 7th straight trip to the AFC Championship game.

The Pats get either Pittsburgh of Jacksonville.

Tom Brady threw for 337 yards and three TDs to lead the Pats to five consecutive touchdowns after spotting the Titans the first touchdown of the game.

Danny Amendola caught 11 passes for 112 yards. Rob Gronkowski caught six passes for 81 yards and a TD. James White ran for a TD and caught a TD pass.

Meanwhile, the defense set a franchise playoff record by sacking quarterback Marcus Mariota eight times. The Titans gained just 267 total yards of offense.