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Patriots 45, Broncos 10

Patriots rout overmatched Broncos

Brady throws 6 TDs as New England tramples Denver

FOXBOROUGH - As the Patriots’ preparations for last night’s AFC divisional round game against Denver began to wind down Thursday, there were some curious happenings at Gillette Stadium: Bill Belichick was downright chipper in his press conference; after practice, defensive captain Jerod Mayo said he and his teammates felt better prepared for their second meeting against Tim Tebow and the Broncos.

Mayo echoed words spoken a day earlier by offensive lineman Brian Waters.

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