Broncos vs. Patriots: 8 Takeaways from Denver's 34-31 Loss to New England

« Prev
1 of 9
Next »
Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse the slideshow
Broncos vs. Patriots: 8 Takeaways from Denver's 34-31 Loss to New England
Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

In what has to be one of the most painful losses in franchise history, the Denver Broncos fell to the New England Patriots Sunday night in a 34-31 overtime loss.

The game started out as well as possible for the Broncos. Off of three fumbles in the first quarter by the Patriots, Denver raced out to a 17-0 lead, and an eventual 24-0 lead by the end of the first half.

And that was when everything went downhill.

Beginning with a Trindon Holliday fumble near the end of the first halfwhich resulted in a Patriots recovery in Denver territorythe wheels began to fall off.

The Pats would then go on a 31-0 run before the Broncos would finally score again to tie the game at 31 late in the fourth quarter.

After being deadlocked for the first 12 minutes of overtime, a mishap on a punt return by the Broncos in Patriots territory led to a fumble recovery by New England which led to the game-winning field goal by Stephen Gostkowski.

The 24-point comeback by the Patriots is the largest deficit overcome in franchise history.

What are eight takeaways from the Broncos' collapse versus the Patriots?

Begin Slideshow »

Follow Denver Broncos from B/R on Facebook

Follow Denver Broncos from B/R on Facebook and get the latest updates straight to your newsfeed!

Denver Broncos

Subscribe Now

By signing up for our newsletter, you agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.

Thanks for signing up.