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Steven Senne, Associated Press
New England Patriots quarterbacks Tom Brady, left, and Brian Hoyer, right, talk while performing field drills during a team practice at the NFL football team's facility, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, in Foxborough, Mass. The Patriots are scheduled to play the Denver Broncos in an AFC divisional playoff game Saturday, Jan. 14 in Foxborough.

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Tom Brady is on his usual late-season roll. He'd just like to stop his recent playoff slide.

The quarterback who focuses on the next practice and the next game is on an eight-game winning streak. And that may be a better sign of how his next one will go than his three-game postseason losing streak.

A win on Saturday night would send Brady and the New England Patriots to the AFC championship game and end the Tebowmania season of the Denver Broncos.

Brady says he hasn't thought about last year, or last week.

Before last week's bye, the Patriots (13-3) scored 49 straight points and beat the Buffalo Bills 49-21. During the winning streak, Brady has thrown for 19 touchdowns and just two interceptions. The Broncos are 9-8.