FOXBORO -- Turns out the Patriots will have a little bit more playoff experience on their side on Sunday when captains take the field for the coin toss.
The team announced on Thursday that former Patriots great Willie McGinest will be an honorary captain for the AFC Championship game to celebrate Robert Kraft's 20th anniversary of ownership.
Kraft bought the Patriots on Jan. 21, 1994, and McGinest was the team's first draft pick under Kraft's ownership when he was taken in the first round out of the University of California. During his 11-year career with the Patriots, McGinest played in 18 playoff games, was a perfect four-for-four in AFC Championship games, and was a leader on the defense that helped New England to its three Super Bowl titles.
McGinest now works an an analyst for NFL Network.