Osweiler and Broncos upset Patriots
December 4, 2015
Brock Osweiler beat Tom Brady and the mighty Patriots 30-24 in overtime at Sports Authority Field Sunday night. The Broncos have improved to 9-2 and are in first place in their division, AFC West. New England’s perfect season has been ended and they are currently at 10-1.
Next Sunday, the Broncos, currently at 3-8, will play the San Diego Chargers who are are also in AFC West. The Patriots will also play the Philadelphia Eagles, who are at 4-7 this season.
Tom Brady threw for 280 yards, completing 23 out of 42 passes and had three touchdowns on the night.
LeGarrette Blount led New England in rushing and ran the ball nine times for 27 yards. His longest carry of the night was nine yards.
Rob Gronkowski, a.k.a. “Gronk”, led the Patriots in receiving, catching six passes for 88 yards. Gronk had one touchdown on the night with his longest reception a 23-yard touchdown catch.
Brock Osweiler, who’s replaced Peyton Manning, threw for 270 yards and completed 23 out of 42 passes. Osweiler had one touchdown pass and one interception on the night.
C.J. Anderson led the Broncos in rushing and also scored the game-winning touchdown in overtime. Anderson carried the ball 15 times for a total of 115 yards. He had two touchdowns on the night with his longest carry of the night a 48-yard touchdown run in overtime, winning Denver the game.
Emmanuel Sanders led Denver in receiving that game catching six passes for 113 yards. His longest reception was a 39-yard catch.
The Broncos did, and they did it without Peyton Manning. While Brock Osweiler, who had a good game, is looking like a star, Peyton is starting to fade. Something tells me he won’t be wearing fire orange next year. He might not even be wearing pads and a helmet. Anyway, Tom Brady lost weapons on offense.
Julian Edelman is already out with a broken foot and Danny Amendola is out, too. They also just lost their biggest weapon on offense, Gronk. After a knee injury, he was carted off the field. It’ll be interesting to see how the Patriots fare without those three big names suited up.