The Denver Broncos' 2011 season has ended with a crushing 45-10 loss to the New England Patriots. The team was outclassed on offense and defense, leaving little for the team to do throughout the game.
Tom Brady tied or set all kinds of franchise and league records. His six touchdowns passes tied the single game postseason record while he set a new single half record in the postseason with five touchdowns.Overall, Brady was 26-of-34 passing for 363 yards. He did throw an interception that eventually turned into the Broncos' lone touchdown of the game, but it didn't matter in the grand scheme of things.
Tight end Rob Gronwkowski caught three touchdown passes as part of a 10-catch, 145 yard night. Tight end Aaron Hernandez was the leading rusher with five carries for 61 yards.
Time for the Broncos to regroup and plan for the 2012 season.
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