With the NFL postponing the game one week due to New England having their facility closed down due to a positive test of COVID, the Denver Broncos and New England Patriots finally got to play in Week Six. At the end of the day, Denver pulled off the upset defeating New England 18-12.
In the first quarter, it was a defensive battle from both sides, Denver and New England struggled to get any points on the offensive side of the ball. Denver ended the quarter with a 6-0 lead with both points coming from Brandon McManus who was successful on a 44 yard and 45-yard field goal.
With both teams not scoring a touchdown, it was more of the same in the second quarter. Both defenses kept the offense off the board outside of Field Goals by Nick Folk and Brandon McManus. Although New England was only down by a field goal heading into the second quarter, the team still failed to get yards consistently on offense. Even though Denver failed to score a touchdown, they entered halftime with the lead 12-3
In the third quarter, it was more of the same from both teams, both offenses struggling to get a touchdown and Brandon McManus putting Denver on his back with two field goals in the third quarter. After McManus hit his sixth field goal, he set a franchise record for most field goals in a single game. Although McManus was huge for Denver, the defense helped him a lot holding New England to just 12 points the entire game. After the 3rd quarter, Denver led 18-3.
Throughout the first three quarters, New England did not score a single touchdown that changed in the final quarter. In the 4th quarter, the momentum shifted to New England, the team found some success on offense driving down the field and scoring a touchdown to make the game 18-9. Even though New England scored a touchdown, the team failed to make it a seven-point game missing a two-point conversion after the touchdown.
After another field goal from Nick Folk to make the game 18-12, Jonathan Jones allowed the team to have a chance to take the lead after picking off Drew Lock in the 4th quarter. After the interception, the team took the field in an attempt to take the lead only to be just short after Cam Newton was incomplete on his pass to N’Keal Harry on 4th down.
For New England, Cam Newton threw for 157 yards, 2 interceptions while completing 17 out of 25 passes. On the ground, Newton ran for 76 yards and a touchdown in 10 carries.
On the Denver side of things, Drew Lock threw for 189 yards, 2 interceptions while completing 10 out of his 24 passes throughout the game.
After losing against Denver, New England is hosting the San Francisco 49ers at Gillette Stadium. San Francisco is coming off a win against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday Night Football 24-16.
After winning against New England, Denver is hosting the Kansas City Chiefs at Empower Field. Kansas City is coming off a 26-17 win against the Buffalo Bills on Monday.
Photo Credit: Andy Cross/The Denver Post
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