Recap - Patriots Defeat Denver 34-31
|Recap - Patriots Defeat Denver 34-31|
The Patriots got a 3-TD performance from Tom Brady as New England handed Denver a 34-31 defeat on Sunday at Gillette Stadium.
The Patriots were a 2-point underdog in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 54.5.
Brandon Bolden rushed for 58 yards, while Shane Vereen added 31 yards in the win. Julian Edelman and Rob Gronkowski added 110 and 90 receiving yards respectively.
Knowshon Moreno rushed for 224 yards for Denver, while Montee Ball added 40 yards. Peyton Manning threw for 150 yards for the Broncos, while receivers Jacob Tamme and Demaryius Thomas had 47 and 41 yards respectively.
Denver lost the offensive yardage battle to New England 440-412 yards in Sunday's game. Denver had more first downs as that total ended up 28-27.
The time of possession battle favored Denver as their offense was on the field for 38:58, longer than the 34:06 of their opponents.
Next game, New England takes its act on the road to face Houston looking for another win. For Denver, they head on the road to face Kansas City.