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Playing in his first playoff game, running back LeGarrette Blount rushed for a franchise-record four touchdowns.
The Patriots took on the Colts in their AFC divisional playoff game.
Tom Brady had a word and a pat on the back for his Colts counterpart, Andrew Luck, after the Patriots took a 43-22 victory in the AFC divisional playoff game.
Brady became the first quarterback in NFL history to throw for more than 6,000 yards in the postseason.
Blount and Stevan Ridley scored the team's six touchdowns. Ridley scored twice.
The Patriots advance to the AFC Championship game for the third straight season and eighth time in the Bill Belichick-Tom Brady era.
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A Patriots fan wore a snorkel and a mask during pregame warm-ups.
The Patriots' attack began with an interception by Alfonzo Dennard in the first minutes of play.
Blount then scored the first touchdown.
He would go on to score two more touchdowns in the first half.
Da'Rick Rogers was tackled by Devin McCourty for an incompletion.
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The Patriots' Dane Fletcher hit Jack Doyle in first-quarter action.
Punter Ryan Allen was injured in this tackle while recovering a botched snap in the second quarter.
Danny Aiken (not pictured) had launched the ball over Allen's head.
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LeGarrette Blount danced in celebration after his third touchdown of the night.
Brady also celebrated the play.
Julian Edelman had a 25-yard catch-and-run in the game.
Erik Walden tackled Edelman.
Dont'a Hightower intercepted the ball during second-quarter action.
Fans cheered during third-quarter action.
Edelman ran the ball in the first half.
Coby Fleener missed a catch in the end zone.
Ridley scored his first of two touchdowns in the third quarter.
Ridley went for a 2-point conversion after the touchdown.
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Vince Wilfork, who has been dealing with a torn Achilles' tendon, was on the sidelines.
Darius Butler tackled Danny Amendola.
Blount (left) celebrated Dennard's fourth-quarter interception.
Fans showed their support for the Patriots.
Ridley reacted to fourth-quarter action.
The Patriots will next play the winner of Sunday's Chargers-Broncos game.
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