Patriots hammer Broncos

New England 45, Denver 10

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Tom Brady’s way of dealing with Tebowmania was to silence it with a record-shattering performance.

New England's Tom Brady matched a postseason record with six touchdown passes as the Patriots dominated Denver in the AFC divisional playoffs.  CHARLES KRUPA/ASSOCIATED PRESS
CHARLES KRUPA/ASSOCIATED PRESS
New England's Tom Brady matched a postseason record with six touchdown passes as the Patriots dominated Denver in the AFC divisional playoffs.

Brady tied a postseason record with six touchdown passes and the top-seeded Patriots humbled the Denver Broncos 45-10 on Saturday night in the AFC divisional round.

New England (14-3) extended its winning streak to nine games and advanced to next weekend’s AFC Championship Game.

The Patriots will play host to the winner of today’s matchup between the Baltimore Ravens and Houston Texans.

The Patriots set a franchise playoff record for most points in a game behind the stellar play of Brady, who matched the record of six touchdown passes held by Oakland’s Daryle Lamonica (1969) and San Francisco’s Steve Young in Super Bowl XXIX.

Brady threw a record five touchdown passes in the first half – three to tight end Rob Gronkowski – to carry New England to a 35-7 lead en route to its first postseason victory since beating San Diego in the 2008 AFC title game. Gronkowski, who set regular-season league records for most touchdowns (17) and yards (1,327) by a tight end, finished with 10 receptions for 145 yards.

Brady and Patriots coach Bill Belichick also set a record with the 15th playoff win by a quarterback-coach tandem.

Tebow was 9 for 26 for 136 yards for Denver (8-8). He was sacked five times.

TODAY’S GAMES

--HOUSTON AT BALTIMORE, 1 (CBS-CH. 12)

-- New York Giants at Green Bay, 4:30 (Fox-Ch. 54)

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etlinks 01/15/12 - 06:45 am
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Brady did look sharpe. Now

Brady did look sharpe. Now Tebow can go play golf with Tiger Woods at Pebble and be heckeled by the gallery at that tournament.

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allhans 01/15/12 - 12:30 pm
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Not at all. We still love

Not at all. We still love Tebow. After all, he is a rookie and has only started what? 10 games? in his pro career. He went up against the best in Tom Brady and as they say "experience counts" . Tebow will be back in the fall..more games under his belt and hopefully a different coaching system.
Twas a cold and WINDY night...

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WAG 01/15/12 - 10:24 am
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Tebow is still the best. It

Tebow is still the best. It is just a game. He has so much more in his life. Like his faith. Don't think he will shoot himselft today...Love that man!
He is my hero! Not a thug like most of the players!
By why would you compare Tebow to Tigerr??????

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scoobynews 01/15/12 - 01:18 pm
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Tebow has more class in his

Tebow has more class in his pinky than Brady has in his whole body. This guy left his pregnant girl friend who revealed in an interview that she was alone in the delivery room when the baby arrived. It takes two to make a baby and regardless of whether you were together or not that was still his child. He eventually married a supermodel who has as little class as he does. I have no respect for Brady at all and I would not want my son looking up to him as a role model.

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Jake 01/15/12 - 02:43 pm
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Where are all the "3:16"

Where are all the "3:16" folks posting about how the stats in LAST weeks game were all 3:16ish. I guess "God" had a different horse in the race yesterday. As far as role models, if a child cannot look around him and find one in his house or extended family then looking at paid athletes should be the LAST place to look.

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InChristLove 01/15/12 - 02:57 pm
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Looking at a "paid athlete"

Looking at a "paid athlete" might be the last place you would want your child to look for a role model but looking at a Godly man who puts his faith out there honestly would be an excellent place for a child to look for one. Most kids today can't find a role model in the home so why not Tebow. At least his faith doesn't depend on winning or loosing, he s the same either way.

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Jake 01/15/12 - 03:02 pm
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You sound like you know this

You sound like you know this guy personally. What does he like to do for fun? What are his favorite restaurants?

InChristLove
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InChristLove 01/15/12 - 03:28 pm
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Jake, I don't have to know

Jake, I don't have to know the man personally to know he is of good character. What he likes to eat and what he does for fun is not of importance. Knowing he love Jesus and has put his faith in God, displays Godly characteristics and gives honor to his Lord is at the top of the list. Do you know him personally to make the same evaluation that just because he is a paid athlete that he wouldn't make a good role model?

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Jake 01/15/12 - 03:37 pm
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Role models of any high

Role models of any high profiled paid profession should be realistically taken with a grain of salt unless you know them personally. You don't know the man personally but have bought into his claims of religious piety. Fine, it is your right to do so. Me? I am skeptical because of all of the other great "religious" persons in the past that seemed to good be to true and have been revealed as such.

InChristLove
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InChristLove 01/15/12 - 04:01 pm
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Well Jake, that is your

Well Jake, that is your right. I don't know Billy Graham personally but know he is a Godly man and of good character. Didn't know Dr. D.L. Moody personally either but know he was a great evangelist and a Godly man. I guess it takes someone who has faith to recognize the same characteristics in others and be able to discern which is truth and which is false and rely on God to guide you.

"You don't know the man personally but have bought into his claim of religious piety" likewise, you have based your septicism of this man's faith only because others who have claimed to be "religious" and failed to uphold Godly standards. Notice I said the man displayed Godly characterics, not religious characteristics, there is a difference. Remember also, just because someone is "religious" does not mean they are perfect, which so many non-believers expect.

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saywhatagain 01/15/12 - 04:08 pm
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You are wise to be skeptical

You are wise to be skeptical Jake. People will always disappoint because no one is perfect. That's why THIS "religious" person looks to Jesus Christ as my role model. I do not know Tim Tebow personally, but I am willing to wager he'd tell us all to do the same.

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Jake 01/15/12 - 04:36 pm
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Yes, and Jimmy Swaggart, Jim

Yes, and Jimmy Swaggart, Jim Bakker, Aimey Semple McPherson and countless others have pointed to JC as a role model but all the while they have encountered failure while trying to promote themselves. I don't see much difference here but then again I do not know the man personally. He may be as he appears then again he might not be. You and I don't know for sure. I only know him by what he does on the football field and I think he is a good football player. His antics in the end zone are not any different than someone doing the "Dirty Bird", spiking the ball or doing some other inane TD celebration.

InChristLove
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InChristLove 01/15/12 - 04:59 pm
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"Yes, and Jimmy Swaggart, Jim

"Yes, and Jimmy Swaggart, Jim Bakker, Aimey Semple McPherson and countless others have pointed to JC as a role model but all the while they have encountered failure while trying to promote themselves."
Therein lies the problem, trying to promote themselves. As with Tebow, I don't see him promoting himself. He is humble and gives God the glory. When his team wins, he doesn't take the glory but makes sure the whole team is recognized. His antics in the end zone isn't a TD celebration but a thank you to his Lord. Each look at it differently I suppose.

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double_standard 01/15/12 - 06:56 pm
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WAG what's a thug?

WAG what's a thug?

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TParty 01/16/12 - 01:19 am
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Tebow is not a rookie

Tebow is not a rookie Allhans. Also- why would god care about football and who wins? Isn't there more important things in the world for the supreme imaginary deity to be working on, or was it important for gods hand to make sure Tebow hit 316 yards in his previous game, only to abandon him the next?

Oh- mysterious ways I'll never understand. Got it.

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