The defense limited the high-scoring Patriots to 16 points – their lowest total with Tom Brady at quarterback this season – and held Brady to a season-low 188 yards passing and no touchdown passes in the game.
A Patriots win would not only win the AFC East, but also push the Broncos closer to missing the playoffs a year after winning the Super Bowl. So, I think (their frustration) is warranted.
Lowlight: Offense. I kept it broad here with the defense and offense to keep from starting any ruckus.
Looking to make another deep postseason run, the Patriots are also the unanimous choice for the top spot in the AP Pro32 poll released on Tuesday.
That explanation leaves a lot to be desired, as Kalif Raymond performed just fine in the role against Jacksonville and Tennessee, but at this point there’s not much Kubiak could say that would be considered satisfactory. It began when he pushed receiver Jordan Norwood after he muffed a punt against Kansas City. And yet the Broncos lost for the third time in four games and saw their playoff hopes take a big hit. Since the loss at home against Seattle, this unit has been steadily coming together and is playing their best football at just the right time. “Whether he’d ever want to play, I’m not sure if that’s the case”.
Kubiak said Monday that there is “no division” on the Broncos. In an ideal world for Broncos fans, Miami would lose both of its final two games.
He wasn’t the only goat by any means.
58 – The Broncos rushed for 58 yards on 17 carries.
Demaryius Thomas, Virgil Green and A.J. Derby once again had huge drops that thwarted any building momentum.
The disparity between previous year and this was perfectly on display on Sunday afternoon in Denver, when Brady was not great.
If the offense can go six-and-out or 12-and-in, the defense will enjoy some R&R and score a touchdown of its own.
It is time for us all to get back to believing in that Mile High Magic. We’ve been at one-back, and we’ve had some things going on, but there are no excuses.
Still, there’s clearly budding friction, but Von Miller said he’ll be the peace-keeper if necessary.
“There’s not going to be any friction”.
Said offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels: “Marcus has got a great attitude”.
New England won its 13th division title in the past 14 years after beating the Broncos on Sunday.
Trevor Siemian, who has earned raves for his toughness, is a first-year starter. Denver had 46 of its 58 yards in the first half, but finished 2 of 12 on third downs after going. The Blueshirts have now won 6 of their last 7 and Henrik Lunqvist got the win, career number 389, which, according to Elias Sports Bureau, ties him with Hall of Famer Dominik Hasek for the most victories by a European-born goaltender, and he’ll break that mark soon. “We ran the ball well”. DEN: LS Casey Kreiter (calf), LB Brandon Marshall (hamstring), OUT; LB Todd Davis (rib cage), QUES.
“Y’all see what has to get changed”, cornerback Chris Harris Jr. said. The Broncos cannot clinch in Week 16, but they can put themselves in much better position for Week 17. The Patriots could have benefit from a few bounces, but they all went against New England.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Broncos are 3-point home underdogs versus the Patriots while the over/under now sits at 43.5 points. The next best is Denver, Pittsburgh and San Francisco with eight.