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    NBC Boston reporter Eli Rosenberg reports from Foxboro on the news that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is not scheduling a visit to the Steelers-Patriots AFC Championship game. (Published Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017)

    New Englanders have a lot to say about Roger Goodell's travel plans this weekend.

    The NFL commissioner will reportedly be watching the NFC Championship Game in which the Falcons host the Packers. If you're wondering how that reflects on the Patriots, Goodell was already in Atlanta Saturday to see the Falcons beat the Seahawks.

    As the Boston Herald reports, Goodell has also watched playoff games in Seattle and Kansas City this season. And he still hasn't been back to Gillette Stadium since Deflategate.

    Goodell's reported decision to pass on the AFC Championship Game, in which New England will battle the Pittsburgh Steelers for a trip to the Super Bowl, has Patriots fans up in arms.

    Tom Brady gave his thoughts Monday on WEEI.

    "He's the commissioner, so obviously, whatever he wants to do, he can do," Brady said. "He can go wherever he wants to go."