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Blount runs for 4 TDs, Patriots reach AFC championship game with 43-22 win over Colts

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck pinches his nose as he watches the action from the sidelines during the second half of an AFC divisional NFL playoff football game against the New England Patriots in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)
January 11, 2014 - 8:42 PM

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - LeGarrette Blount had four touchdown runs and the New England Patriots kept Andrew Luck from a second straight comeback win, beating the Indianapolis Colts 43-22 on Saturday night to advance to their third consecutive AFC championship game.

Blount scored on three 2-yard runs in the first half, then burst through the right side of the line and rambled 73 yards into the end zone, where he placed the ball gently on the ground made soggy by a game-long rain.

On the next series, Luck threw his third interception and the Patriots capitalized with Stevan Ridley's second touchdown run, a 1-yarder that finished the scoring with 11:12 left.

The Patriots (13-4) will face the winner of Sunday's game between Denver and San Diego. The Colts (12-6) never led.

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