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Blount Carries New England Past Colts

Jim Rogash/Getty Images(FOXBORO) -- Legarrette Blount rushed for four touchdowns and a franchise playoff record 166 yards, leading the way for New England as the Patriots defeated Indianapolis 43-22 in the AFC Divisional round on Sunday. All six of New England's scores came on the ground as Stevan Ridley ran for two more in the win.

Blount opened the scoring with a 2-yard run early in the first quarter before duplicating the feat six minutes later to give the Patriots a 14-0 lead. While the Colts battled throughout, New England kept their opponent at arms length for the entirety of the game. Indianapolis finally got on the board when Andrew Luck and Lavon Brazill connected for a 38-yard strike before heading into halftime trailing 21-12.

Adam Vinatieri got the Colts within a touchdown, converting his second field goal of the game, cutting the deficit to 21-15. But once again, the Patriots running attack proved too much to handle as Ridley bounded into the endzone with 6:23 remaining in the third and converted on a two-point conversion to make it a 29-15 lead.

After Brazill grabbed his second touchdown pass of the night, the Patriots pulled away in the fourth. Blount's fourth rushing score came on a 73-yard dash following a punt before the defense picked off Luck on the ensuing drive. Ridley would eventually take it in for another score, and a 43-22 advantage.

Luck ended the game with two touchdown passes but also threw four interceptions in the loss. Tom Brady threw for just 185 yards and no scores as the Patriots rushed for 235 total yards. New England will face the winner of Sunday's matchup between the San Diego Chargers and Denver Broncos. If the Chargers win, New England will host the AFC Championship game. Should the Broncos win, the Patriot will travel to Denver.

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Patriots Rip Ravens

Jim Rogash/Getty Images(BALTIMORE) -- LeGarrette Blount rushed for 76 yards and two touchdowns, helping the New England Patriots rip the Baltimore Ravens, 41-7, Sunday.

The Patriots, who've had trouble starting fast this season, scored on three of their first four possessions to take a 17-0 lead into halftime.

With 6:37 left in the fourth quarter, and New England leading 20-7, the Pats went on nine-play, 48-yard drive that consisted only of rushing attempts, the final one a seven-yard touchdown by Blount to pretty much seal the game.

The Patriots scored two more defensive touchdowns in garbage time to finish with 41 points.

Before the game, New England (11-4) wrapped up its 11th AFC East title under head coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady when Miami lost to Buffalo. Brady becomes the first quarterback to lead his team to 11 division championships.

"They're all special. It's hard to come by, and this team's really fought hard all year," said Brady, who completed 14 of 26 passes for 172 yards and a touchdown in the win. "We've earned it. Eleven wins in the NFL's not easy, and to win a division title's not easy."

Meanwhile, the Ravens (8-7) had their four-game winning streak snapped and will need some help next weekend if they hope to make the playoffs.

The Patriots can clinch the two-seed in the AFC next weekend with a win over Buffalo.

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Patriots Improve to 3-0 After Defeating the Buccaneers, 23-3 

Jim Rogash/Getty Images(FOXBOROUGH, Mass.) -- Things are starting to click for Tom Brady and the rest of the New England Patriots offense. The Pats improved to 3-0 on the season after beating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 23-3 on Sunday.

The Patriots receivers had been receiving some heat lately for their lack of production early in the season, but they silenced critics on Sunday.

Rookie Kenbrell Thompkins caught two touchdown passes, while fellow rookie Aaron Dobson lead the team in receiving as he caught seven passes for 52 yards.

Brady managed to throw for 225 yards with two touchdowns with one interception.

One of the surprise developments on the day was that LeGarrette Blount, not Stevan Ridley, led the team in rushing. Blount had 65 rushing yards on 14 carries.

For the Buccaneers, quarterback Josh Freeman struggled to get anything going. He completed just 19 of 41 passes for 236 yards with an interception.

Running back Doug Martin had 88 rushing yards on 20 carries.

With the loss, Tampa Bay now sits at 0-3 to start the season.

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