Here's the transcript of Tom Brady's postgame press conference, as provided by the New England Patriots.

Q: What do you appreciate about Julian Edelman and playing in these big games and having big moments with him?

TB: Yeah, he's such a great player and just a great teammate, competitor and had a great game today. He came up big. We needed it and we'll need it next week too.

Q: Do you think this was the best complementary football game the team has played all year? It seemed like you ran and threw the ball well today.

TB: Yeah, that was good. I thought both phases were important. You can't get one dimensional in these type of games. It's too tough against too many good teams. You get to this point and there's very little margin of error and you're going to have to be good in all phases. Running it, throwing it, kicking it, playing defense, everything. We'll have to do it again.

Q: A lot of talking heads have proclaimed that the dynasty here was ending and that you were going to fall off a cliff. Is it still satisfying to be able to prove all of those people wrong time and time again?

TB: I just like winning. I just like winning.

Q: You've talked about feeling like you had the answers to the test in the past. Was this one of those days where you felt like you had a good handle on what they were doing scheme wise?

TB: They're a good defense and I think they do a lot of things well and I thought we just did a good job executing. Again, blocking great and running the ball well and guys made some great catches, converted early on third downs. It was really important. It was good to get ahead of that team. They have a lot of good skill players, a very good offense. They battle to the end. They're a great football team. It's good to win.

Q: What did you think of Sony Michel's performance today behind the offensive line who had a nice day clearing holes for him?

TB: Yeah, absolutely. He did have a great game. He's just had a great year. He's just battled and fought hard and I really love Sony as a person and his commitment to the team. He's just been a lot of fun to be out there with. He's making a lot of hard yards and he had a great game today. Great to see.

Q: What are your descriptions of Rob Gronkowski as a blocker and then also how would you describe him as a runner with the ball after the catch?

TB: Yeah, he's a great blocker. I think that's something that goes maybe a little under the radar with his skill set, but he's one of the most dominant blocking tight ends in the league. Again, he's a threat when he catches it. Just did such a great job there to start the third quarter. He's a threat any time he's out there.

Q: How valuable was his blocking today?

TB: It was great. Yeah, it was great and we need everybody. We need all of our best players. There's four teams left, or five right now, four soon. It's going to take our best.

Q: Your last trip to Kansas City was the blowout loss on Monday Night football back in 2014. Is it satisfying to have won two Super Bowls since and be returning to that stadium next week with a chance to earn another Super Bowl berth? 

TB: That was a pretty crappy loss that night. We've had some other ones. I think we showed a lot of perseverance, a lot of toughness. This team is showing it. We've had some tough losses this year too but you just keep fighting. That's what football is all about. It's a season. It's not one game or four games or eight games. It's 16 games and you get a chance to be in this position. We played good today. That's why we won and Kansas City's had a hell of a year. They gave us everything we could handle in – what was that? October or November? – I don't remember but I'm sure it'll be the same. It'll be a tough game. They're well-coached. They've got a good offense. They played well defensively against the Colts. It's going to be a lot of fun to go back there and play in a championship game and try to advance.