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Tom Brady and Patriots bring Tebow and the Broncos back to earth

Tom Brady threw for two touchdowns, ran for another and the New England Patriots shut down Tebow’s late-game heroics and clinched a playoff berth with a 41-23 victory over the Denver Broncos on Sunday.

‘’Tebow-Mania will cool off, at least for a few days’’ according to The Wall Street Journal. ‘’After a stirring early start, Tebow and the Broncos fell to earth against the resilient, adaptable Patriots.’’

New England captured their ninth AFC East title in the past 11 years and snapped the Broncos’ superb win streak at six straight.

Brady completed 23 of 34 passes for 320 yards with two touchdown passes for the Patriots who bounced back from a 17-6 deficit early in the game. Brady also ran for a touchdown.

Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow got off to a fast start as Denver outgained the Patriots 167-4 in the first quarter.

But this time there was no last-minute heroics from Tebow, who fizzled in the second half and at one point in the final quarter he was sacked for a whopping 28-yard loss.