• Week 12 Prediction: Denver Broncos @ New England Patriots

    Summary of 33 articles · Updated Nov 27, 2013
    The Broncos lost to the Patriots. Join our ESPN.com NFL experts as they break down the Denver Broncos' visit to the New England Patriots. After leading his team to a significant victory, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning heads into yet another matchup with New England Patriots rival Tom Brady . Brady led New England 80 yards for a touchdown to open the second half, thanks to a 33-yard completion to Rob Gronkowski and a 5-yard scoring pass to Edelman. At an initial glance, a look at those players who were "up" in the New England Patriots 34-31 victory against the Denver Broncos and those at the opposite end of the spectrum: Tom Brady Becomes just the fifth quarterback in history to throw 350 career touchdowns. Marquice Cole Cornerback is the gunner on the punt team and his effort contributes to the key play the Broncos' Tony Carter touching the punt that the Patriots recovered to set up the game-winning field goal. Julian Edelman The receiver once viewed as the replacement for Wes Welker , who was then trumped by Danny Amendola , turns in a Welker-type effort. Logan Ryan Rookie cornerback intercepts Peyton Manning early in the fourth quarter that the Patriots turn into a go-ahead touchdown. Dane Fletcher Spikes plays with infectious energy and a physical edge, while Fletcher forces a third-quarter fumble that contributes to the momentum swinging in favor of the Patriots. LeGarrette Blount Running back loses a first-quarter fumble and doesn't play again. Dont'a Hightower Linebacker appears to struggle on
    • Offensive line kept Broncos running well

      The Broncos were up 24-0 at halftime to New England, but wound up losing, 34-31 in overtime.
    • 3 takeaways from Patriots win over Broncos

      The New England Patriots defeated the Denver Broncos Sunday Night in an overtime thriller for the ages. The Patriots had a horrible first quarter to the game and committed 3 straight turnovers on offense – all fumbles, and fell behind 17 – 0. The Bronco…
    • Paige: Epic collapse by Broncos vs. Patriots a tough loss to swallow

      On a bitter Sunday night in New England, the Broncos lost in a game that forever will be known in lore as The Frozen Blunder.
    • Kiszla: Broncos' meltdown at New England raises big questions

      Unable to beat the cold, New England or old nemesis Tom Brady, quarterback Peyton Manning and the Broncos will now have cold, hard questions to answer from now until the playoffs.
    • 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…
    • Rapid Reaction: New England Patriots

      FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Sharing some thoughts on the New England Patriots' 34-31 overtime victory over the Denver Broncos: What it means: What a game. The Patriots played a pathetic first half and then turned in a stellar second half to roar back from a 24…
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Patriots score two quick touchdowns to get back in

      The Broncos started running away with the game in the first half thanks to six Patriots fumbles. The Patriots only needed one Broncos fumble to get back into it. Taking advantage of the second half kickoff and a Montee Ball fumble, the Patriots have nar…
    • Sharing Patriots halftime thoughts

      FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Sharing thoughts at halftime of the New England Patriots' game against the Denver Broncos, with New England trailing 24-0: Pathetic performance: No need to sugarcoat it. This has been a pathetic performance by the Patriots. Ridley a…
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Broncos TE Thomas (knee) out vs. Patriots

      Denver Broncos tight end Julius Thomas will not play in Sunday night's showdown against the New England Patriots.
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Live blog: Broncos at Patriots

      Join our ESPN.com NFL experts as they break down the Denver Broncos' visit to the New England Patriots. Contribute your thoughts and questions beginning at 8:30 p.m. ET. And, be sure to visit our NFL Nation Blitz page for commentary from every game, as …
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Broncos Vs Patriots Preview

      The Denver Broncos and the New England Patriots are set to face each other tonight in a big matchup of two juggernauts. The obvious storyline is Peyton Manning vs Tom Brady, but there is another story line of positioning oneself for a bye week. That is …
    • What to watch for as the Patriots host the Denver Broncos

      Boston.com's Zuri Berry takes a look at what will be key storylines in Sunday's game against the Denver Broncos.
      Source: boston.com
    • Game 11 preview: Broncos at Patriots

      Tom Brady is 9-4 all-time when facing a Peyton Manning quarterbacked team, including 7-3 in the regular season.
      Source: boston.com
  • Beating Denver puts Patriots in fine position

    Not only have the Patriots regained the second spot in the AFC, they have put themselves in position to potentially get the top seed because they hold that all-important head-to-head win over Denver.
    Source: boston.com
  • Five Questions: Issues are worth addressing after Broncos loss to Patriots

    How did the cold weather affect Peyton Manning? It affected him. But Manning was trying to protect a big lead. That, and the fact that the Patriots were dropping eight guys into coverage explains why there were so many run calls
  • Photos from the Patriots win over Broncos

    Tom Brady and Josh McDanielsPhoto By: Elise Amendola Wes Welker and Robert KraftPhoto By: Elise Amendola Tom Brad sacked and fumble. New England turned it over 3 straight times in the first quarter!Photo By: Stephan Savoia Chandler Jones bringing the pr…
  • Watch: Peyton Manning discusses Broncos loss to Patriots

    Here's what Peyton Manning had to say after Sunday's game.
    Source: boston.com
  • Watch: Tom Brady discusses Patriots' win

    Here's what quarterback Tom Brady had to say after leading the Patriots to a come-from-behind victory over the Broncos Sunday.
    Source: boston.com
  • Patriots’ victory an instant classic

    FOXBOROUGH — This one was right up there with the Bruins’ win against the Maple Leafs in Game 7 and David Ortiz’s season-changing grand slam against the Tigers. The Patriots should have imported Boston cop Steve Horgan to signal “good” when Stephen Gost…
    Source: boston.com
  • Patriots stun Broncos with big rally, win in OT

    This latest version of Brady vs. Manning was a rout.
    • Patriots stun Broncos, 34-31, in overtime

      FOXBOROUGH — Tom Brady and Peyton Manning added another chapter to their storied rivalry at frigid Gillette Stadium Sunday night. And in a game with 10 fumbles and seven turnovers, a blunder on special teams in overtime was a fitting end to a clash of s…
      Source: boston.com
    • Pats rally from 24 back, stun Broncos in OT

      Stephen Gostkowski kicked a 31-yard field goal for New England after a misplayed punt return by Denver, lifting the Patriots to a 34-31 overtime victory over the Broncos on Sunday night.
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Tom Brady, Patriots rally past 24-point Broncos lead to stun Peyton Manning

      Maybe it was not so much the Patriots' comeback but an utter collapse by the Broncos. Improbably, incomprehensibly, the Broncos lost to New England in overtime on Sunday.
    • Sunday night wrap-up: Patriots prevail in overtime

      All season long, there has been a general assumption that the Patriots could withstand whatever injury or free agency defection on offense, because of Tom Brady. But while things are far from efficient in the passing game, the Patriots are fortunate hav…
    • Brady, Patriots stun Broncos with 34-31 comeback win in OT

      In a game filled with domination and miscues from both sides, the Patriots took a 34-31 overtime win over the Broncos.
      Source: CNNSI.com
  • Broncos' defense is found and then lost

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- In the end, the Denver Broncos had some of their own medicine shoved down their throats Sunday night. Yes, a team that launched itself on an 11-game win streak in 2012 after erasing a 24-point lead in San Diego just over a year ago,…
    Source: ESPN.com
    • Rapid Reaction: Denver Broncos

      FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- A few thoughts on the Denver Broncos' 34-31 overtime loss to the New England Patriots. What it means: The Broncos' 2012 season turned with a Week 6 comeback in San Diego, when the Broncos trailed 24-0 at halftime and roared back to …
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Broncos take advantage of early turnovers for 17-0 lead

      The Broncos are off to a very hot start on a very cold night, and it has very little to do with either quarterback. The Broncos are off to a 17-0 lead over the Patriots, after forcing three fumbles in the first half of the first quarter. After Stevan Ri…
  • Ups and downs for the Patriots

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- At an initial glance, a look at those players who were "up" in the New England Patriots' 34-31 victory against the Denver Broncos and those at the opposite end of the spectrum: Up Tom Brady -- Becomes just the fifth quarte…
    Source: ESPN.com
  • Roundup: Patriots Defeat Broncos in Overtime After Big Rally

    Down by 24, New England staged a huge comeback with Tom Brady’s three touchdown passes in the second half.
    Source: nytimes.com
  • Bruschi: One-on-one with Welker

    ESPN analyst and former teammate Tedy Bruschi sat down with Denver Broncos receiver Wes Welker about his relationship with Bill Belichick, differences between the locker rooms in New England and Denver, similarities between Tom Brady and Peyton Manning …
    Source: ESPN.com

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