Patriots rout Broncos 45-10 in AFC playoff rout

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- Tom Brady's way of dealing with Tebowmania was to silence it with a record-shattering performance.

Brady threw six touchdowns passes, five in the first half, and put the New England Patriots into the AFC championship game after roughing up Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos 45-10 Saturday night.

The Patriots (14-3), winners of nine straight games, will host either Baltimore or Houston next Sunday for a spot in the Super Bowl. Saturday night's romp snapped a three-game postseason losing streak, two of those at Gillette Stadium, and lifted the Patriots to the verge of their fifth Super Bowl appearance in 11 seasons. They've won it three times.

Brady even punted with 2:56 remaining, 48 yards on third down.

And so ended one of the season's most exciting story lines -- one that caught the nation's attention and began when Denver was 1-4 and made Tebow a starter. The one-time third-stringer promptly won six in a row and seven of eight, with a string of stunning comebacks, and the Broncos ended up backing into the AFC West title.


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  • by Anonymous on Jan 16, 2012 at 07:54 AM
    Why would you play so slow with a running Qb. They play with rhythm every time they have a long run or big pass Denver stops the game . Man you have the offense right where you want them hurry up to the line don't allow subs and pound the rock short pass with skinny or slant routs and hit them in the mouth .Don't stop the game .. Denver needs to trade Tebow, They are to old to understand a running QB. I used to think Mccoy was a prob but now I think Fox is holding back everything...I hope Mccoy leaves and takes Tebow with him!
  • by Anonymous on Jan 16, 2012 at 07:54 AM
    Why would you play so slow with a running Qb. They play with rhythm every time they have a long run or big pass Denver stops the game . Man you have the offense right where you want them hurry up to the line don't allow subs and pound the rock short pass with skinny or slant routs and hit them in the mouth .Don't stop the game .. Denver needs to trade Tebow, They are to old to understand a running QB. I used to think Mccoy was a prob but now I think Fox is holding back everything...I hope Mccoy leaves and takes Tebow with him!
  • by John on Jan 14, 2012 at 10:04 PM
    Wow what an old fashion whopping! Tebow has lost 4 out of his last 5 games. No points, no completions, no wins. Can anyone say Tim TeeNo, or better yet Brady Quinn?
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