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Senate majority leader practices politics of personal destruction
Topic - Legarrette Blount
The Patriots' streak of 11 postseason games as a favorite is over.
It's been seven years since the Patriots were underdogs in a postseason game.
In a battle of budding star versus veteran Super Bowl winner, New England's Tom Brady outdueled Indianapolis' Andrew Luck to help the Patriots advance.
LeGarrette Blount ran the Patriots into their third straight AFC championship game.
The previous time these two teams met, the AFC title hung in the balance and Baltimore used a strong second half to pull out a 28-13 victory. In this one, New England took a 17-0 lead early in the second quarter and never let up behind a defense that forced four turnovers and had four sacks.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Raheem Morris doesn't mind when people point out how young his football team is. He just also hopes that assessment will soon start to include mention of how tough and resilient he feels like they are becoming.
And even though they'll be without shutdown cornerback Chris Harris Jr., as long as they play assignment-sound football the Broncos (14-3) know they should be able to mix it up enough to keep Brady and LeGarrette Blount, coming off a four-TD game against Indianapolis, in check to claim the AFC championship.
"If Tom's going to embrace it, I'm going to embrace it," New England running back LeGarrette Blount said with a smile. "That's the leader of this team, and if that's how he feels, I'm sure that's how most of the guys out here feel."