Patriots beat Broncos, clinch NFL-record eighth division title (Reuters)

(The Sports Xchange) – Quarterback Tom Brady led four scoring drives — two after turnovers — and New England’s defense kept the Denver Broncos out of the end zone Sunday in a 16-3 victory that clinched the Patriots’ eighth straight AFC East title and the playoff berth that goes with it. Stephen Gostkowski finished three of those drives with field goals, the last a 21-yarder with 8:16 remaining. LeGarrette Blount capped the other with a 1-yard touchdown run in a game that was largely a defensive struggle.