The Broncos won the game despite throwing two late interceptions leading to one Patriots score which brought the game to 18-12. Denver would hold strong and force the Patriots to turn the ball over on downs with 58 seconds left. The Broncos won the game by the same score.
The DIRECTV NFL Red Zone channel’s Andrew Siciliano noted going into the game that the Patriots played 225 straight games in October or later without being under .500. The streak ended Sunday.
New England, moving to 2-3, is also under .500 for the first time since 2002.
The Broncos’ victory wasn’t overwhelming, but the Patriots couldn’t get things going on offense.
Cam Newton was 17-for-25 with 157 passing yards and two interceptions. Newton had 76 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown.
Denver’s Brandon McManus scored all of the Broncos’ points. He was 6-for-6 with his longest field goal coming from 54 yards out.
Denver moved to 1-3 with the victory.