Originally posted on Musket Fire  |  Last updated 1/15/12
The Patriots heard it not only all week, but all season: No playoff wins since 2007; Lost two in a row at home. All that talk was silenced tonight in resounding fashion as the Patriots took on Tebowmania and defeated the Denver Broncos 45-10. Tom Brady looked as good as we’ve ever seen him, minus one miscue, en route to throwing for 363 yards and 6 touchdowns. Brady’s biggest pass was a 61-yard strike to Deion Branch for a touchdown. Big credit goes to the offensive line as well as Brady wasn’t sacked by Denver’s vaunted pass rush. Not only did they keep Brady upright, but the offensive line helped open up holes for the running backs, including TE Aaron Hernandez, who led the team rushing with 61 yards on 5 carries. Hernandez also had 4 catches for 55 yards and a touchdown. Rob Gronkowski shined once again in the passing game, catching 10 passes for 145 yards and 3 touchdowns. While the offense put up a ton of points, the much-maligned defense may have stole the show. … [visit site...
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