Patriots vs Broncos Recap

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What a game we got to watch on Sunday! The New England Patriots faced off against the Denver Broncos in a very cold Denver environment on Sunday night. The last time these two teams met in Denver, the Patriots lost a heartbreaker to the Broncos in overtime. Hoping to get revenge after that meeting, the Patriots came out firing in the first quarter. The special teams play during this quarter was phenomenal. The Patriots were able to recover a muffed punt by the Broncos punt returner and cashed it in with a touchdown reception by #34 Rex Burkhead by QB Tom Brady. Later in the quarter, RB Dion Lewis returned a 103 yard punt return for a touchdown to put the Patriots up 14-3. In the second quarter, the special made yet another big play with Rex Burkhead blocking the punt and giving Tom Brady and the offense great field position. Brady ultimately capitalized and put the Patriots up 27-9 at halftime. The second half saw both teams scoring, but the Patriots were just too much for the Broncos and beat them 41-16.

The star performances of this game goes out to the special teams for creating big plays for the team and giving the Patriots comfortable leads throughout the game. The defense on the Patriots also seems to have found its identity. They were able to keep QB Brock Osweiler uncomfortable and ineffective for most of the game and limited the offense from making big plays in critical situations. The offensive line of the Patriots also played a solid game by not allowing the Broncos' formidable front seven to get to Tom Brady. Overall, it was a great team effort from all sides of the ball and just a great match to watch.

Next up, the Patriots will travel to California to play the Oakland Raiders on Sunday at 4:25. Stay tuned until then!