According to ESPNBoston.com, wide receiver Chad Ochocinco was on the field for one snap during the Patriots' 45-10 win over the Broncos in the teams' AFC divisional playoff game at Gillette Stadium Saturday night.
While Ochocinco only got to participate in one of the Patriots' 66 offensive snaps, Julian Edelman saw the field on 27 snaps, serving as the patriots' primary third wide receiver. Other wideouts getting more time than Ochocinco were Tiquan Underwood (9 snaps) and Matthew Slater (2 snaps).
Tight end Rob Gronkowski was on the field for all 66 of the Patriots' snaps, with Wes Welker (61), Deion Branch (58), and Aaron Hernandez (57) also participating in virtually all of the team's offensive snaps.
Regarding the Patriots' running backs, BenJarvus Green-Ellis saw 21 snaps, with Danny Woodhead getting 10 and Stevan Ridley...
FOXBORO -- Broncos linebacker Von Miller appeared to hit Dan Connolly from behind after the whistle following Tom Brady's fourth-quarter punt in the final minutes of New England's 45-10 win on Saturday. The hit on Connolly started a brief altercation between members of the two teams on the Patriots sideline. Miller did not address the altercation while speaking with the media after the game, but posted the following on his Twitter account:
"Was not a cheap shot, hit was totally legal, Play wasn't over, I could've loafed and said game over, but I didn't. Never quit, never give up," Miller wrote.
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Tom Brady and the Patriots established several NFL and franchise records in their 45-10 win over the Broncos Saturday night. His five touchdown passes in the first half set an NFL record and his six touchdown passes tied another. Their 45 points points also established a franchise high for points in a playoff game.
Brady was predictably unmoved by his accomplishments. "I have no idea what records and stuff like that," he said.
The quarterback was far more happy with the victory, which snapped a three-game playoff losing streak and snapped two straight seasons of first-round disappointments.
"It's all about winning," Brady said. "You lose a few playoff games and it's a very bitter way to end the season and it sits on your mind for quite a long time. For us to come out and play the way we did and have a very solid performance in the most important game of the year is very gratifying. We've got eight days until the...
Patriots receiver Deion Branch, who had a 61-yard touchdown in Saturday night's 45-10 victory over the Broncos, said following the game that the past two weeks of practice paid off as the Pats limited mistakes in a dominant showing.
"We knew what was at stake. We wanted to go out there and take care of business," Branch said. "Not saying that we didn't want to do it last year … but the biggest thing was going out there an trying to play mistake-free football. We almost did that."
Branch also said the team, which has lost three straight playoff games, was focused on not going one-and-done for a third straight postseason. The Pats were eliminated by the Ravens and Jets in the past two seasons.
Said Branch: "I think the vibe was in the building all week. … Our playoffs started last week in practice, so we had two weeks of preparation to get prepared to play this one game, and I think we did a...
FOXBORO -- Tom Brady threw an NFL-record five first-half touchdowns, including three to Rob Gronkowski, to lead the Patriots to a 45-10 romp in the AFC divisional playoffs Saturday night at a frigid Gillette Stadium. The win sends the Patriots to their eighth AFC championship appearance, and was their first playoff win since capturing the 2007 AFC championship on their way to Super Bowl XLII, snapping a string of three straight playoff losses.
The temperature at kickoff was 24 with a wind chill of 12 above. But Brady warmed to the task, throwing TD passes of 10, 12 and 19 yards to Gronkowski, the last one coming with just five seconds left before halftime to put the Patriots up, 35-7, at the half. Brady finished 26-of-34 for a franchise playoff record 363 yards. Meanwhile, the Patriots defense swarmed Tim Tebow all night, making it miserable for the triple-option quarterback. The Patriots held Tebow to 9-of-26 for 136 yards and sacked him five...
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