Monday, November 25, 2013

Tom Brady and the Patriots comeback against Peyton Manning and the Broncos

New England 34-31 Denver 

The Patriots looked good early forcing a Broncos three & out on the first drive of the game. But then Stevan Ridley fumbled the ball in New England territory and the Broncos took it back for a touchdown. When Tom Brady got then ball back he was sacked at his own 30 yard line but the ball went out and the Broncos brought it back to the 10 which led to a 1-yard Knowshon Moreno score. The score was 14-0 and just barely 5 minutes into the game when Patriots Running Back LeGarrette Blount fumbled which led to a Broncos field goal. Manning then hit Jacob Tamme for a 1-yard touchdown pass to put the Broncos up 24-0 at the half. But Tom Brady and the Pats managed to strike first in the second half with a 5-yard Juliun Edelman Touchdown reception. The Pats then got two more touchdowns to narrow down the gap to 24-21 going into the 4th Quarter. Brady threw another TD and Stephen Gostikowski nailed a 31yd kick to put New England up 31-24. Peyton Manning then brought his Broncos down the field for a TD and Tom Brady and New England were stopped which led to overtime. Brady and Manning each got multiple possessions before it was Tommy who drove his team down the field to set up the game winning kick by Gostikowski. Brady was 34 of 50 for 344 yards and 3 touchdowns while Peyton Manning was just 19 of 36  for only 150 yards 2 touchdowns and an interception. The Patriots as a team ran for just 116 yards on 31 carries which is only 3.7 yards per carry while the Broncos had 4.8 yards per carry and 280 yards rushing. Former Patriot Wes Welker was disappointing in the loss with just 31 yards on 4 catches.

Game MVP: Tom Brady

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