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Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow watches from the sidelines during the first half. (Jan. 14, 2012)

Patriots 45, Broncos 10

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

While in high school, cornerback Kyle Arrington
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While in high school, cornerback Kyle Arrington was nicknamed, "Deion," as in Deion Sanders, by his teammates. His coaches called him "Leon" in reference to a commercial that presented a player who was "too cool” to listen to his coaches. A Hofstra grad, Arrington led the league in picks in 2011.

Bill Belichick admitted that releasing defensive tackle Gerard
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Bill Belichick admitted that releasing defensive tackle Gerard Warren before the season was a "hard cut." Warren found his way back on to the team in September.

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) hands
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) hands the ball off to running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis during the second half of an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Denver Broncos. (Jan. 14, 2012)

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Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow (15) avoids a
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Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow (15) avoids a tackle by New England Patriots defensive end Mark Anderson (95) during the second half of an NFL divisional playoff football game Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Tim Tebow throws a pass against the New
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Tim Tebow throws a pass against the New England Patriots during their AFC Divisional Playoff Game at Gillette Stadium. (Jan. 14, 2012)

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 14: (L-R) Wes Welker
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FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 14: (L-R) Wes Welker #83 and Aaron Hernandez #81 of the New England Patriots celebrate after Hernandez scored a 17-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter against the Denver Broncos during their AFC Divisional Playoff Game at Gillette Stadium on January 14, 2012 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow watches from the
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Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow watches from the sidelines during the first half. (Jan. 14, 2012)

Denver Broncos cornerback Andre' Goodman (21) walks past
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Denver Broncos cornerback Andre' Goodman (21) walks past New England Patriots wide receiver Deion Branch (84) as he celebrates his 61-yard touchdown pass reception during the first half of an NFL divisional playoff football game Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

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FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 14: Deion Branch #84
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FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 14: Deion Branch #84 of the New England Patriots scores a 61-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter against the Denver Broncos during their AFC Divisional Playoff Game at Gillette Stadium on January 14, 2012 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady throws a
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady throws a pass during the first half of an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Denver Broncos Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 14: Aaron Hernandez #81
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FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 14: Aaron Hernandez #81 of the New England Patriots scores a 17-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter against the Denver Broncos during their AFC Divisional Playoff Game at Gillette Stadium on January 14, 2012 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker (83)
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New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker (83) after scoring the first touchdown of an NFL divisional playoff football game Saturday Jan. 14, 2012 in Foxboro, Mass. (AP Photo/The Denver Post, Hyoung Chang)

Tim Tebow gestures as he reacts against the
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Tim Tebow gestures as he reacts against the New England Patriots during their AFC Divisional Playoff Game. (Jan. 14, 2012)

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Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow (15) scrambles to
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Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow (15) scrambles to avoid a tackle by New England Patriots defensive end Shaun Ellis (94) during the second half of an NFL divisional playoff football game. (Jan. 14, 2012)

New England Patriots cornerback Devin McCourty (32) tries
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New England Patriots cornerback Devin McCourty (32) tries to bring down Denver Broncos running back Willis McGahee (23) during the second half of an NFL divisional playoff football game Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 14: Rob Gronkowski #87
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FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 14: Rob Gronkowski #87 of the New England Patriots runs for yards after the catch against Quinton Carter #28 of the Denver Broncos during their AFC Divisional Playoff Game at Gillette Stadium on January 14, 2012 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 14: Rob Gronkowski #87
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FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 14: Rob Gronkowski #87 of the New England Patriots celebrates after he scored a 12-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter against the Denver Broncos during their AFC Divisional Playoff Game at Gillette Stadium on January 14, 2012 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, left,
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New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, left, celebrates his 19-yard touchdown reception with quarterback Tom Brady during the first half of an NFL divisional playoff football game Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

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Tim Tebow of the Denver Broncos kneels on
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Tim Tebow of the Denver Broncos kneels on the sideline in the second half against the New England Patriots during the playoffs. (Jan. 14, 2012)

Deion Branch of the New England Patriots catches
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Deion Branch of the New England Patriots catches a 61-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter against the Denver Broncos during their AFC Divisional Playoff Game at Gillette Stadium. (Jan. 14, 2012)

Denver Broncos wide receiver Eddie Royal (19) stands
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Denver Broncos wide receiver Eddie Royal (19) stands on the sidelines during the second half of an NFL divisional playoff football game against the New England Patriots Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 14: Tim Tebow #15
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FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 14: Tim Tebow #15 of the Denver Broncos sits on the bench in the second half against the New England Patriots during their AFC Divisional Playoff Game at Gillette Stadium on January 14, 2012 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87)
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New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) indicates a first down after catching a 28-yard pass against Denver Broncos defensive back Rafael Bush (36) during the second half of an NFL divisional playoff football game Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, in Foxborough, Mass. At right, field judge Bob Waggoner signals a fair catch. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

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