The Latest: Leading 35-7, Pats closing in on AFC title game


The Latest on the NFL playoffs on divisional weekend (all times EST):

11:05 p.m.

Another touchdown for the Patriots.

And more milestones for Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski.

Brady hit Gronk for a 4-yard TD early in the fourth quarter to give New England a 35-7 lead over the Tennessee Titans.

It was Brady’s 10th playoff game with three or more passing touchdowns, passing Joe Montana for the most in NFL history.

And it was Gronkowski’s 10th postseason TD. He’s tied with five others for third all time. But it’s the most for a tight end.

Gronk also moved into second all time for a tight end with 835 postseason receiving yards.

He passed Keith Jackson, and only Dallas Clark is ahead of him.

— Jimmy Golen reporting from Foxborough, Massachusetts.

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10:45 p.m.

The Patriots have run off 28 straight points against the Tennessee Titans in their AFC playoff game. Brandon Bolden ran for a 2-yard score to give New England a 28-7 lead late in the third quarter.

Since taking a 7-0 lead in the first quarter, the Titans have punted five times and turned the ball over on downs once.

— Jimmy Golen reporting from Foxborough, Massachusetts.

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10:40 p.m.

Injury updates from New England: Titans tight end Jonnu Smith needed a cart to get off the field after a third-quarter kickoff. He could not put any weight on his leg as he climbed into the cart.

Patriots lineman LaAdrian Waddle has a knee injury and his return was questionable.

— Jimmy Golen reporting from Foxborough, Massachusetts.

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10:35 p.m.

Rob Gronkowski is third on the NFL’s all-time list for postseason receiving yards by a tight end.

Gronk caught a 27-yard pass from Tom Brady midway through the third quarter to give him 815 yards receiving in his career. That passed Shannon Sharpe for No. 3 on the career list. Dallas Clark is first with 847 yards.

— Jimmy Golen reporting from Foxborough, Massachusetts.

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10:30 p.m.

Both teams are down a right tackle in the AFC playoff game in New England.

Early in the second half, Patriots lineman LaAdrian Waddle limped off the field to the sideline. There was no immediate information about his condition. Tennessee’s Jack Conklin left in the first quarter. The Titans say he had a leg injury and will not return.

— Jimmy Golen reporting from Foxborough, Massachusetts.

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10 p.m.

The Patriots took a 21-7 lead into halftime in their AFC playoff game against Tennessee, but it could have been worse.

After the Titans went for it on fourth-and-1 from the New England 46 — and lost 5 yards —…



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