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Patriots and Broncos headed to overtime

Patriots and Broncos headed to overtime

Peyton Manning-Tom Brady XIV has been so good they’re going to play a Vth quarter. The Patriots came back from a 24-0 deficit to take the lead, but the Broncos came back in the fourth to tie the game at 31 and send tonight’s classic into overtime. The P…
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  • Broncos taking Patriots to the woodshed, 24-0

    Broncos taking Patriots to the woodshed, 24-0

    profootballtalk.com Nov 24, 2013
    Until it doesn’t happen, everyone is going to expect Tom Brady to mount a comeback. But if he comes back from this one, he’ll be a legend. The Patriots can’t do anything right, and trail the Broncos 24-0 at halftime. In addition to six fumbles (three lo…
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  • Quick hit thoughts from third quarter

    Quick hit thoughts from third quarter

    ESPN.com Nov 24, 2013
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Entering the final quarter of play, the Patriots trail the Broncos 24-21, storming back from a 24-point deficit at halftime to make this a close game. Passing along quick-hit notes and observations from the third quarter. 1. Offense…
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  • Welker Attends Bittersweet Reunion

    Welker Attends Bittersweet Reunion

    Wes Welker, now with the Denver Broncos, spent six successful seasons with the New England Patriots and Tom Brady, and remains a popular player.
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  • Marcus Cannon suffers ankle injury

    Marcus Cannon suffers ankle injury

    boston.com ESPN.com Nov 24, 2013
    Patriots right tackle Marcus Cannon left Sunday's game against the Broncos in the first quarter with an ankle injury.
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  • Ridley’s latest fumble leads to early Broncos lead

    Ridley’s latest fumble leads to early Broncos lead

    profootballtalk.com Nov 24, 2013
    Stevan Ridley got another chance after fumbling Monday night in a loss to the Panthers. He might not get another one tonight, after making it two in a row. The Patriots running back just coughed it up again, and Broncos linebacker Von Miller returned it…
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  • Alfonzo Dennard, Aqib Talib active for Patriots against Broncos

    Alfonzo Dennard, Aqib Talib active for Patriots against Broncos

    boston.com ESPN.com Nov 24, 2013
    The Patriots will have both of their starting cornerbacks for the Denver Broncos' top-ranked passing offense Sunday night.
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  • Julius Thomas, Champ Bailey, Steve Gregory inactive tonight

    Julius Thomas, Champ Bailey, Steve Gregory inactive tonight

    profootballtalk.com Nov 24, 2013
    Both teams will have key players sidelined while nursing injuries in tonight’s big Broncos-Patriots game. For the Broncos, tight end Julius Thomas, who has emerged as one of Peyton Manning’s favorite receivers, is inactive with a knee injury. Also inact…
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  • Officials receive “strong reminder” to explain unusual situatio…

    Officials receive “strong reminder” to explain unusual situations

    profootballtalk.com Nov 24, 2013
    In the aftermath of Monday night’s Patriots-Panthers games, the obvious question is whether the NFL will make any changes. The most immediate change involves no change at all. Per a league source, officials have received a “strong reminder” to explain u…
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  • Officials erred on Monday night, in another way

    Officials erred on Monday night, in another way

    profootballtalk.com Nov 24, 2013
    Regardless of whether the officials blew the call at the end of Monday night’s game between the Panthers and Patriots (and the debate continues), it’s clear that someone screwed up after the Panthers scored the go-ahead touchdown. According to Adam Sche…
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  • Week 12 NFL picks: Boston.com's Zuri Berry provides his weekly …

    Week 12 NFL picks: Boston.com's Zuri Berry provides his weekly NFL p…

    boston.com Nov 24, 2013
    Boston.com's Zuri Berry provides his weekly NFL picks against the spread.
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  • Patriots downgrade Brandon Spikes from probable to questionable

    Patriots downgrade Brandon Spikes from probable to questionable

    The Patriots’ chances of having linebacker Brandon Spikes in the lineup against the Broncos on Sunday night have gotten a little worse. The team announced that Spikes has been downgraded from probable to questionable for the prime time showdown. Spikes …
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  • Patriots release RB Leon Washington

    Patriots release RB Leon Washington

    boston.com Nov 24, 2013
    The Leon Washington experiment is over, with the Patriots releasing the veteran running back on Saturday.
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  • What High School Yearbook Award Would Peyton Manning Get?

    What High School Yearbook Award Would Peyton Manning Get?

    deadspin.com Nov 24, 2013
    Not sure how fair it is to make fun of Peyton's funhouse mirror forehead the week he's playing Brady and his caveman dome, but I think we can all get behind that Logan Mankins picture as Drunkest Guy At The Picnic. Here's Fallon giving the Pats and Bron…
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  • Sunday morning one-liners

    Sunday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Nov 24, 2013
    The Bills offense isn’t slowing down to help players pick it up. Said Dolphins WR Brian Hartline, “I said we’ve got to score 35 points this week. Coach [Mike] Sherman said we need to score 40 points. We’re going to be aggressive.” Patriots QB Ryan Malle…
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  • People holding on to this non-call

    People holding on to this non-call

    boston.com Nov 24, 2013
    The accumulation of evidence does not stop. Even when Coach Bill made his customary turn-the-page statement during the week — “All my attention is focused on the Denver Broncos” — and even as the Broncos themselves arrived for Sunday night’s stop-the-wo…
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  • No exaggeration to say the season is on the line

    No exaggeration to say the season is on the line

    boston.com Nov 24, 2013
    A lot of fun will be had with Brady-Manning and the odd notion that Bill Belichick hates Wes Welker with the fire of a thousand suns, but this game is a huge deal because the outcome will likely establish the playoff path for the 2013 Patriots.
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  • Broncos Vs Patriots: Keys to the game

    Broncos Vs Patriots: Keys to the game

    patriotsgab.com Nov 24, 2013
    TELEVISION: This week’s game will be broadcast to a national audience by NBC on Sunday, November 24 at8:30 PM EST and can be seen in Boston on WHDH-TV Channel 7. Al Michaels will handle play-by-play duties with Cris Collinsworth providing color. Michele…
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  • Patriots-Broncos far more than just a battle of legendary quart…

    Patriots-Broncos far more than just a battle of legendary quarterbacks

    boston.com Nov 24, 2013
    The Patriots-Broncos rivalry, particularly in recent years, has offered its share of enduring images: of Benjamin Watson chasing down Champ Bailey after an interception in the playoffs.
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  • Video - New England Patriots defer coin toss 00:32

    New England Patriots defer coin toss

    Nov 24
    The New England Patriots win the coin toss before overtime, but decide to defer so they can take the wind on their side.
  • Video - Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning picked off 00:41

    Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning picked off

    Nov 24
    Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is intercepted by New England Patriots cornerback Logan Ryan.
  • Video - WK 12 Can't-Miss Play: Crown Julian 00:47

    WK 12 Can't-Miss Play: Crown Julian

    Nov 24
    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady puts his team ahead with a 14-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Julian Edelman.
  • Video - Rob Gronkowski and Tom Brady celebrate 00:09

    Rob Gronkowski and Tom Brady celebrate

    Nov 24
    New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski and quarterback Tom Brady celebrate after Gronkowski's touchdown.

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