With the Indianapolis Colts and Andrew Luck in town after a miracle comeback last week, how would the New England Patriots defeat them? Tom Brady's arm? An encore from LeGarrette Blount? Good defense?
If you chose encore from Blount, you'd be correct.
Behind 166 rushing yards and four touchdowns from Blount, the Patriots beat the Colts 43-22 at Gillette Stadium on Saturday night to advance to AFC Championship Game next Sunday.
The Patriots will face the winner of Sunday's San Diego Chargers/Denver Broncos game. If the Chargers win, the Patriots will host the game. If the Broncos win, the Patriots will head to Denver.
Stevan Ridley added 52 rushing yards and two touchdowns. Brady was 13-of-25 for 198 yards.
It's the first win for the Patriots without a Brady touchdown pass since 2001 when they beat the Colts 38-17.
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