Patriots crush Colts, to play Seahawks in Super Bowl

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Posted: Jan 18, 2015 10:16 PM

(Reuters) - The New England Patriots crushed the Indianapolis Colts 45-7 in the AFC Championship game on Sunday to set up a showdown with defending champions Seattle in the Super Bowl.

New England quarterback Tom Brady passed for three touchdowns and LeGarrette Blount rushed for three more as the Patriots earned a record-tying eighth Super Bowl appearance.

The Patriots, who are seeking their fourth NFL title, will play the Seahawks in Arizona on Feb. 1.

(Reporting by Gene Cherry in Salvo, North Carolina; Editing by Peter Rutherford)