FOXBORO — The dynasty in Foxboro is far from over.

Just as long as the New England Patriots still have head coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady.

The AFC East champion and No 2 seed Patriots will advance to their eighth straight AFC conference championship game and 15th overall in franchise history after dismantling the fifth seed Los Angeles Chargers, 41-28, before a sellout crowd in Sunday’s Divisional playoff game at Gillette Stadium.

“A great job by our team today,” Belichick said. “I couldn’t be prouder of the effort from the coaching staff and players. [We] had a really good week. Obviously, ready to go.”

The victory was also the 16th straight home victory, including the postseason for New England.

The Patriots (12-5) will now travel to Kansas City to take on the No. 1 seed Chiefs next Sunday, beginning at 6:40 p.m.

“Give the players credit, they really competed well,” Belichick said. “That’s what you will need this time of the year.”

Brady had a great day under center for New England.

He completed 34-of-44 passes for 343 yards and a touchdown. His passer rating on the day was 106.5.

Brady also established a new NFL record for the most passes in the playoffs (227) without an interception. New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees previously held the record with 226.

“Yeah that was good today,” said Brady about the offense production. “I thought both phases were important. You can’t get one dimensional in these types of games."

Running back Sony Michel scored three touchdowns on the day and rushed for 129 yards on 24 carries.

James White also had big back at the running back position, extending his already franchise record of 14 catches to 15 grabs in the victory.

Wide receiver Julian Edelman had a monster game, hauling in nine passes for a postseason career-high 151 yards. It was his fifth 100 yard receiving game — most in franchise history.

For Philip Rivers and the Chargers, it was a day to forget.

Los Angeles added a pair of scores late in the fourth quarter when things were well in hand.

Rivers finished the day with 25-of-51 for 331 yard with two interceptions and an interception. Stephen Gilmore got the pick.

Does Rivers believe Brady is nearing the end?

“That argument can go on forever and so I don’t think he can surprise you with anything he does,” River said. “Was he rolling at the highest level today? I think we all would agree with that.

The Patriots (12-5) won the coin toss and elected to receive the ball.

Brady and the offense wasted little time putting points on the board.

The 41-year old quarterback completed seven of eight passes to get New England inside the Los Angeles 10. After a pass interference call on the Chargers in the end zone, Michel plowed in from one-yard out to give the Patriots a 6-0 lead. Stephen Gostkowski added the point after.

Rivers took the Chargers downfield on their first possession and tied the score at 7-7. Mike Williams was wide open and scored on a 43-yard touchdown reception after a blown coverage by Gilmore.

New England went ahead for good on its next possession. Big play on the drive was a Brady 28-yard completion to Edelman that gave the Patriots a first down at the LA 14. On the next play, Michel took it in for his second touchdown of the day to give New England 14-7 lead. Edelman passed Art Monk for 10th all-time in postseason receiving yards with 1,072 yards.

After the Chargers punted the ball away, Brady led a seven-play drive that was capped off with a 15-yard touchdown pass to Phillip Dorsett to give the Patriots a 21-7 lead.

It was Dorsett’s first postseason score. The touchdown pass was 13th consecutive postseason game Brady has thrown a touchdown pass, tying him with Dan Marino and Peyton Manning.

The Chargers punted for the second straight time and New England cashed in again.

Michel busted through a hole for 40 yards that helped set up a six-yard touchdown run by Rex Burkhead that increased the lead to 28-7 with less than six minutes remaining before halftime.

Desmond King III muffed a punt and the fumble was recovered by Albert McClellan at the LA 35. Five plays later, Michel punched it in from five yards out and the Patriots took a commanding 35-7 lead into the locker room. New England outgained LA in total yards, 347-128.

NOTES: Patriots inactive players for Sunday’s game against the Chargers were Keionta Davis, Stephen Andersen, James Ferentz, Ufomba Kamalu, Deatrich Wise Jr., Duke Dawson Jr. and Obi Melifonwu …the Patriots had a moment of silence for Los Angeles player Brandon Mebane’s daughter Makenna Mebane, who passed away prior to Sunday’s game. She was just seven weeks old. Mebane did pla