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APFor the eighth time in the Bill Belichick/Tom Brady era, the Patriots are heading to the AFC Championship Game.

New England kept it on the ground to beat Indianapolis on Saturday night, with LeGarrette Blount running for four touchdowns and Stevan Ridley running for two more. New England won 43-22 in a game that the Patriots controlled throughout and put out of reach in the fourth quarter.

Blount had a brilliant game, rushing for 166 yards and becoming just the second player in NFL postseason history to score more than three touchdowns in a game. (Ricky Watters of the 49ers owns the all-time record, having scored five touchdowns in a playoff game in January of 1994.)

Colts quarterback Andrew Luck threw some outstanding passes and showed that he’s one of the most talented young players in the NFL, but he also threw some bad passes and was intercepted four times. The Patriots’ defense frequently gave Luck trouble, and New England linebacker Jamie Collins in particular had an excellent game. It was a win in which the Patriots had plenty to be proud of on both offense and defense.

Now the Patriots will watch Sunday’s Chargers-Broncos game to find out their opponent in the AFC Championship Game. If the Chargers win, New England will host next week’s game. If the Broncos win, the Patriots will travel to Denver for the AFC Championship, and we’ll be treated to a week of Tom Brady vs. Peyton Manning hype.

But for all the talk about the quarterbacks, if tonight’s game was any indication, the Patriots’ AFC Championship Game plan will include a heavy dose of Brady handoffs. This was a game the Patriots won on the ground.

Keefe was guest of Tom Brady

Danny Keefe, 6, with one of his Bridgewater Badgers coaches, Tom Cooney, as the team gets ready to go on the field at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro for the New England Patriots game against the Buffalo Bills.

Emily J. Reynolds/The Enterprise

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. —The rain didn’t dampen the spirit of 6-year-old Danny Keefe, who was a special guest of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady at Gillette Stadium on Sunday, our news partners at The Enterprise reported.

Clad in bright yellow rain gear, and surrounded by his teammates, Danny was all smiles as he posed for photographs before the Patriots’ regular season finale against the Buffalo Bills.

Brady invited Danny and his friend, Tommy Cooney, who live in Bridgewater, and their teammates to attend Sunday’s game. The boys each received special gifts from Patriots owner Bob Kraft: a neck tie, a Brady jersey and a football signed by Brady himself.

They walked onto the field with their fathers, Mark Keefe and Tom Cooney; Danny’s brothers, Matty and Timmy Keefe, and teammates Jack Morgan and Danny Doherty.
Danny, the official water coach for the Bridgewater Badgers Peewee football team, made headlines last month when The Enterprise reported his teammates had rallied together to support him after they saw Danny was getting picked on because of the way he speaks.

On Sunday, Danny and his teammates watched pre-game warm ups on the sidelines, posed for photographs with the mascot and two cheerleaders, and were interviewed by television media.

Since his story broke, Danny has been busy on the television interview circuit.

On Dec. 12, the dapper 6-year-old and his friend Tommy Cooney were in Los Angeles to be guests on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”


Reliant Stadium security guard loses job

Houston —A man said he was fired as a security guard at Reliant Stadium in Houston after having a picture taken with Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, reported.

Joel Williams said he’s worked as a security guard for Contemporary Services Corporation for the past year-and-a-half.

“I just escort people to their seats and make sure everybody is in the right seat,” Williams told

After Sunday’s game between New England and Houston, Williams said he had finished his ushering duties when he saw Brady in the hallway.

“I said, ‘Hey Tom Brady good game, it was excellent. You’re my favorite quarterback and all that good stuff.’ And he said, ‘Why thank you,'” Williams said.

That’s when Williams and his co-worker both asked for pictures and Brady agreed. Shortly after, the call came from the boss.

“She says ‘You are terminated, you guys are gone,'” Williams said.

“It is strictly against CSC policy for its employees to request photos or autographs from players. CSC stands by its decision to terminate the two employees who violated this policy,” the company said in a statement.

Williams will graduate with a master’s degree in public administration in December. He said it’s not the job he’s concerned about.

“I think it was three things: I think first of all, they were upset the Texans lost. I think second of all, because they lost in the fourth quarter. And then third of all, because it was Tom Brady,” Williams said.

Williams claimed he’s had a solid record with the company and had never been reprimanded until Sunday.


FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Just classic.

They fumbled six times in the first half, trailed 24-zip, were booed by the home crowd.

And it was cold.

BOX SCORE: Patriots 34, Broncos 31 OT

WATCH: Brady’s TD celebration freakout

Yet the New England Patriots won again anyway, with a comeback for the ages.

Sorry, Peyton Manning. Tom Brady wins again.

Nobody, not even Mr. GQ quarterback himself, could have predicted it would go down like it did at The Razor on Sunday night, when — who knows, maybe Red Auerbach’s Leprechauns flew in to help? — the Patriots unleashed a furious second-half rally to short-circuit the Denver Broncos in an overtime thriller.

Patriots 34, Broncos 31.

Denver, jump-started by three New England fumbles, led 24-0 at halftime and still lost.

The Patriots won in overtime on a 31-yard field goal by Stephen Gostkowski that followed the most bizarre play on a night full of wild, momentum-swinging occurrences — a muffed punt that ricocheted off Tony Carter and was recovered by Nate Ebner at the Broncos’ 13-yard line. Carter was setting up to block for a possible return.

Go figure.

Boston MA

Two bodyguards who were working for New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and his wife Gisele Bundchen were sentenced to prison after shooting at paparazzi during the couple’s wedding five years ago.

Miguel Solis of Costa Rica and Alexander Rivas of Colombia were convicted of attempted murder in connection with the incident that happened in 2009.

The bodyguards approached two photographers during the wedding and asked for their cameras’ memory cards. A shot was fired as the photographers left, but no one was injured.

Solis and Rivas were sentenced to five years, Sky News reported.

Alex Nichols

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