It was 3rd and 1. The Broncos were on their first drive in overtime. The Pats had won the toss and tragically gone 3 and out. Then Osweiler handed it to C.J. Anderson. He swerved to the left and just kept going and going. He had just scored the game winning touchdown.
The Broncos were the first to beat the once undefeated Patriots this season, with a 30-24 overtime win. It was a very exciting, back and forth game, but it ended with the Broncos putting an end to the regular season portion of the Revenge Tour. If they win a super bowl, then they still get vengeance on Roger Goodell.
The Broncos went 3 and out on their first drive. A horrible punt got the Patriots started in Broncos territory. This was turning into a field position game. The Pats marched down the field, and Gronk scored a touchdown. Gronk had already had a nice pass earlier in the drive, lasting 2:07, with 4 plays for a whopping 47 yards!!!! They started at the opposing 47 and easily scored a TD.
The great defense continued. The Broncos went 3 and out again, and even the Pats did it after starting around the 50. Still a field position game. On the next drive, the Broncos were on 4th down & inches, and Brock Osweiler ran a QB sneak for the first down. They didn’t challenge the spot, even though it was clearly 4th & 2. On the next set of downs, Osweiler got sacked, knocking Denver out of field goal range. When Brady got the ball back, they sacked him in return.
A good punt keeps Denver starting at their own 10. The Pats were thinking safety, but as Osweiler progressed down the field, they had other plans. Sheard knocked the ball from Osweiler, and Chandler Jones caught it in the air for and interception. The Pats marched down the field and Chandler was wide open as Brady threw to him for the touchdown. 14-0 Pats. It was now the 2nd quarter.
A couple of drives later, the Broncos progressed down the field, and Ronnie Hillman went beast mode and got a 19 yard TD, making it 14-7. Th next couple minutes before the half were slow, as the Pats failed to score before getting the ball back in the 2nd half. In the first drive after halftime, Gronk caught a 22 yard pass, but it wasn’t enough as the Pats punted it away.
The Broncos were near safety territory again on the next drive, but quickly marched down the field to escape. But they didn’t get far away enough. They were in field goal range, but Brandon McManus had to attempt a 47 yarder. It was way off. The field goal was no good, and it was still 14-7 Pats. The remainder of the third quarter was a snooze-a-thon. But things got exciting in the 4th quarter. The Pats went into it with the ball. They had just started a drive before the end of the 3rd. On the first play of the quarter, they threw to Bolden. He had no problem catching it, but the real thriller was what happened next. He took off, and soon the defenders were nowhere to be found. Brandon Bolden kept on running and running, until he got to the end zone. He had just scored a 63 yard touchdown!!!!
It was now 21-7 Pats. They had a two TD lead. The Broncos went 3 and out, but on the punt, Chris Harper fumbled in the attempt to return the punt, and the Broncos recovered it. That was his only noticeable play of the night. He ended up with -2 fantasy points. NEGATIVE TWO!!! The Broncos got to start at around the opposing 40. They marched down the field and Anderson scored a touchdown. So technically, CHRIS HARPER is the reason the Pats lost. Otherwise, we would’ve had a 24-17 win. The Pats couldn’t do anything because of some stupid penalties.
Denver got the ball around the 50 and they marched down the field. They slowed down in the red zone, and had to settle for a field goal. It was now 21-17 Pats. Our lead was not very secure. On the next drive, we couldn’t do anything because Gronk was called for offensive pass interference!!! It was a stupid call!!! Just stupid!!!! What were those refs doing?!!! Are they just out to get us for “DEFLATE GATE”?!!!! On our next drive, we threw a nice pass to Gronk, but it was followed by a heart-breaker. Brady threw to Gronk for an incomplete pass, but it was worse than that. Gronk had tripped over someone, and fell on his right knee. When the staff came over, to look at it, he was screeching in pain. He was carted off the field, and they are fearing a torn right MCL. On a late 4th quarter drive, DeMaryius Thomas caught a 36 yard pass, followed by an Emmanuel Sanders 39 yarder. Osweiler through the much needed TD pass to Andre Caldwell, giving them a 24-21 lead.
The next drive was the last of the regulation playing time, and it was filled with some nice passes, but it wasn’t enough to score the game winning TD. However, Stephen Gostkowski did attempt a 47 yard field goal, and it was good!!! It was tied, 24 all. This game was going to overtime. Then, the next heart-breaker occurred. The Pats won the toss, went 3 and out in a horrible drive. They had no weapons, and Brady was too worried about his teammate to focus. Then Anderson did his thing, and it was game over. However, the Pats can still earn home field advantage. Denver plays Cincy in Week 16, so one of those teams will lose again. If we can go 4-1 on the following schedule:
Then they can still do it. For now, we’re on to Philadelphia.