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The New England Patriots will advanced to the AFC Championship Game for the 7th straight year.
Marcus Mariota tossed an early touchdown pass to give the Titans an early 7-0 lead. But Tennessee couldn't handle the Patriots defense as Patriots Defense Sacked Mariota 8 times which is a Patriots playoff-record.
Tom Brady had his 10th career postseason game with at least three TD tosses, moving him past Joe Montana for the most in NFL history.
James White caught a touchdown pass and ran for another, and Danny Amendola had 11 catches for 112 yards -- his first career 100-yard receiving game.
Gronkowski finished with six catches for 81 yards and a touchdown. It was his 10th career postseason TD. He's tied with five others for third all-time. But it's the most for a tight end. Only two players in NFL history have more receiving touchdowns in the playoffs: Jerry Rice with 22 and John Stallworth with 12.
The Patriots were 11 of 17 on 3rd Downs
Titans coach Mike Mularkey revealed after the game that Mariota suffered a strained quadriceps muscle in the first quarter. But Mariota said it was no excuse.
Tom Brady was asked after the game about his name being mentioned in a swirl of media reports last week about alleged bickering between himself, coach Bill Belichick and team owner Robert Kraft.
"Noooo," he responded sarcastically, when a reporter asked about Brady's name being mentioned in a negative light.
"I just try to be consistent, show up and do the best I can do every week for the team and regardless of whether I'm the worst quarterback in the league or the best quarterback in the league or somewhere in-between," he said.
Patriots beats the Titans 35-14 and will have Home field Advantage in the AFC Championship next Sunday and will face either Pittsburgh or Jacksonville as they play Today at 1:05 pm est at Heinz Field.
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