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New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount (29) breaks free from Indianapolis Colts safety LaRon Landry (30) and heads downfield for a touchdown during the second half of an AFC divisional NFL playoff football game in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount (29) breaks free from Indianapolis Colts safety LaRon Landry (30) and heads downfield for a touchdown during the second half of an AFC divisional NFL playoff football game in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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