New England Patriots vs. Denver Broncos: Live Score, Highlights and Analysis

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistNovember 29, 2015

DENVER, CO - NOVEMBER 29: Running back C.J. Anderson
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C.J. Anderson capped off a huge day for the Denver Broncos with a 48-yard walk-off touchdown in overtime to hand the New England Patriots their first loss of the season.

The running back finished with 113 rushing yards, 40 receiving yards and two scores while the Broncos overcame a 21-7 deficit to win 30-24 in overtime. Brock Osweiler improved to 2-0 in his career as a starter while playing for the injured Peyton Manning. The quarterback finished with 270 passing yards, including 113 yards to Emmanuel Sanders on six catches.

Tom Brady was as good as ever for the Patriots, finishing with 280 passing yards, three touchdowns and zero interceptions. Unfortunately, he seemed to run out of targets with Rob Gronkowski going down in the fourth quarter with a knee injury. Brady was able to pull off a game-tying field-goal drive in the final minute, but the Broncos got the better of him in overtime.

New England remains in great shape in the standings at 10-1, but injuries remain a major storyline going forward. In addition to Gronkowski, linebacker Dont'a Hightower also went down Sunday night and it adds to a long list of key players who have missed time for this team this year. This remains something to monitor going forward.

Denver moves to 9-2 and keeps a three-game lead over the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC West. Although the division isn't quite yet clinched, the squad will likely spend the rest of the year focusing on getting healthy and trying to secure a first-round bye.