New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick did not get carried away on Sunday after his team advanced to their sixth Superbowl in 15 years.
New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick did not get carried away on Sunday after his team destroyed the Indianapolis Colts 45-7 to advance to their sixth Super Bowl in 15 years.
The Patriots will face reigning NFL champions the Seattle Seahawks in Phoenix, Arizona, on February 1 after quarterback Tom Brady led New England past the Colts.
Belichick, who has been in charge of six of New England's eight AFC championships, plus all three of their Super Bowl wins, underlined his job is not complete.
"I only have one thing to say. We're on to Seattle," the 62-year-old said.
While Brady showed more excitement, he stayed on message with his long-time mentor.
"I know we've had some ups and downs this year but right now we're up, baby, and we're going to try to stay up for one more game," Brady said.
Brady threw three touchdown passes against the Colts, while LeGarrette Blount rushed for another three TDs in Sunday's victory.
Belichick was impressed with how Blount, who finished with 148 yards from 30 carries, kept control of the ball in wet conditions at the Pats' Gillette Stadium.
"He made some great cuts in not good conditions," Belichick said.
"He's a tough guy to tackle."