Tom Brady in the playoffs
Jim Davis/Globe Staff
Jan. 14, 2012: Patriots 45, Broncos 10
Just four weeks after beating Denver in a regular-season game, Tom Brady and the Patriots put an end to Tebowmania once and for all. Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow was no match for Brady, who set a playoff record with five touchdown passes in the first half and six overall. He even punted once, on the Patriots' final possession, as the Patriots advanced to the AFC Championship Game.