The Denver Broncos' magical 2011-2012 season came to a close in New England in a very unceremonious fashion on Saturday night.
The New England Patriots proved to be a huge buzz-saw that Denver had the misfortune of running into twice this season.
In the second meeting the Broncos were even more undermanned and overmatched by a team looking to prove a lot of doubters wrong, dropping a 45-10 decision.
The surprising thing about the game is not that the Patriots offense made the stout Broncos defense look so bad, but rather that the Denver offense made the Patriots defense look so good. Admittedly, the Broncos offense has had performances like this before, but New England's ability to pressure Tebow made their defensive line look more like the Giants.
Here are some of the final things we learned about Denver at the conclusion or this successful season.