…And I don’t mean Celtics/Knicks this afternoon (1:00pm) at Madison Square Garden…

The Patriots punched their ticket to Super Bowl XLII with their 21-12 win over the San Diego Chargers at Foxboro yesterday afternoon. Later in the evening, the New York Giants upset the Green Bay Packers at a frigid Lambeau Field after Brett Favre threw an INT in overtime, which allowed the Giants to kick a winning field goal.

Over at Patriots Daily, Scott has his thoughts on the Patriots win and their continuing quest for the perfect season.

Check out the links from around New England on www.PatriotsLinks.com.

A few national links to fill some time this Martin Luther King Jr day….

Favre broke Peter King’s heart and it shows in Monday Morning Quarterback.

Michael Silver has his Morning Rush on Yahoo! Sports.

Gene Wojciechowski says that the Patriots do whatever it takes to win.

Gary Mihoces of USA Today explores the Boston/New York Rivalry angle.

CBS SportsLine isn’t too impressive this morning. Mike Freeman informs readers that “New England is the most vulnerable it has ever been, both all season, and maybe during the Bill Belichick era.” While Clark Judge says that San Diego provided another “blueprint” for defeating the Patriots.

There’s plenty more out there, that’s just a few that I ran across thus far this morning….