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Brady rolls past Tebow, Broncos; 49ers top Saints
The Patriots (14-3) will face the winner of Sunday’s Houston-Baltimore game in the AFC championship. The Texans (11-6) are coming off the first postseason victory in franchise history and meet the Ravens (12-4), who were 8-0 at home during the regular season.
Smith threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to Davis with 9 seconds left just after Drew Brees put the high-powered Saints ahead, and resurgent San Francisco (14-3) capitalized on five New Orleans turnovers for a thrilling 36-32 playoff victory.
“You’ve got to call it `The Grab,’” Davis said. “We were down. I had to make it happen to take my teammates where we want to go.”
“We came in and started fast, and it was a big win for us,” said Brady, who even got off a 48-yard punt on third down.
It also ended one of the season’s most exciting story lines _ one that began when Denver was 1-4 and made Tebow a starter. The one-time third-stringer promptly won six in a row and seven of eight, with a string of stunning comebacks.
Patriots All-Pro tight end Rob Gronkowski tied a postseason mark with three touchdown catches, all in the opening half. Brady’s sixth TD was to his other tight end, Aaron Hernandez, as the quarterback tied Steve Young and Daryle Lamonica for the most in a postseason game; Brady’s five in one half set a league playoff mark.
“There were a lot of ups and downs this season,” Tebow said. “To win some special games, to get in the playoffs, there’s a lot of great things about this year.”
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