Patriots 45, Broncos 10 Patriots rout overmatched Broncos Brady throws 6 TDs as New England tramples Denver ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Jim Davis/Globe Staff Tom Brady tied the record for touchdowns in a playoff game with six against the Broncos, as the Patriots advanced to the AFC Championship game. matthew j. lee/globe staff Tight end Rob Gronkowski spiked the ball after scoring his third touchdown of the night against the Broncos. Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff Wes Welker and Tiquan Underwood (#10) joined the celebration. barry chin/globe staff Rob Gronkowski caught a 10-yard pass from Tom Brady as the Patriots took a 14-0 lead in the first quarter. The Boston Globe Patriots fans held signs spelling "Gronk" for star tight end Rob Gronkowski. jim davis/globe staff Tom Brady celebrated with Deion Branch after his 61-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter. jim davis/globe staff Sterling Moore tackled Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas to cause an incompletion. Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff Patriots defensive lineman Gerard Warren sacked Tim Tebow in the first half. Jim Davis/globe staff The Patriots' sustained their defensive pressure throughout the game. barry chin/globe staff Tight end Aaron Hernandez was brought down by Broncos safety David Bruton in the first quarter. jim davis/globe staff These fans at Gillette Stadium were looking for the Patriots to put an end to Tim Tebow's hot streak, and they did. jim davis/globe staff It was another big night for Rob Gronkowski and the Patriots as they advanced to next Sunday's AFC title game.