6-2
21 -
Team 1 2 3 4
DEN 7 0 14 0
NE 3 24 10 6
43

Game Story

The chant began midway through the fourth quarter with the latest matchup between the all-time great quarterbacks long ago decided: ''Brady's Better.'' On this day, Tom Brady and his New England Patriots certainly were the superior team, routing Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos 43-21 on Sunday ...

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter
7:09
FG
Stephen Gostkowski kicked a 49-yard field goal
DEN 0 - NE 3
3:54
TD
Ronnie Hillman rushed to the left for 1 yard gain (Brandon McManus made PAT)
DEN 7 - NE 3
2nd Quarter
14:19
FG
Stephen Gostkowski kicked a 29-yard field goal
DEN 7 - NE 6
11:41
TD
Tom Brady passed to Julian Edelman down the middle for 5 yard gain (Stephen Gostkowski made PAT)
DEN 7 - NE 13
8:11
TD
Britton Colquitt punted. Julian Edelman returned punt for 84 yards (Stephen Gostkowski made PAT)
DEN 7 - NE 20
0:08
TD
Tom Brady passed to Shane Vereen down the middle for 5 yard gain (Stephen Gostkowski made PAT)
DEN 7 - NE 27
3rd Quarter
11:06
TD
Peyton Manning passed to Julius Thomas to the right for 18 yard gain (Brandon McManus made PAT)
DEN 14 - NE 27
7:46
FG
Stephen Gostkowski kicked a 45-yard field goal
DEN 14 - NE 30
7:27
TD
Tom Brady passed to Brandon LaFell down the middle for 10 yard gain (Stephen Gostkowski made PAT)
DEN 14 - NE 37
5:50
TD
Peyton Manning passed to Ronnie Hillman to the left for 15 yard gain (Brandon McManus made PAT)
DEN 21 - NE 37
4th Quarter
13:57
TD
Tom Brady passed to Rob Gronkowski to the left for 1 yard gain (2pt attempt failed, Tom Brady pass to Julian Edelman)
DEN 21 - NE 43

Game Leaders

Passing

Denver

PASSING
Passing Comp Att Yds Pct Y/A Sack YdsL TD Int QBRat FumL
Peyton Manning 34 57 438 59.6 7.7 1 9 2 2 80.9 0

New England

PASSING
Passing Comp Att Yds Pct Y/A Sack YdsL TD Int QBRat FumL
Tom Brady 33 53 333 62.3 6.3 1 1 4 1 97.4 0

Rushing

Denver

RUSHING
Rushing Rush Yds Avg Long TD FumL
C.J. Anderson 3 18 6.0 8 0 0
Ronnie Hillman 10 16 1.6 4 1 0
Juwan Thompson 2 6 3.0 6 0 0
Peyton Manning 2 3 1.5 4 0 0

New England

RUSHING
Rushing Rush Yds Avg Long TD FumL
Jonas Gray 12 33 2.8 13 0 0
Shane Vereen 11 29 2.6 9 0 0
Tom Brady 2 4 2.0 4 0 0

Receiving

Denver

RECEIVING
Receiving Rec Tgt Yds Avg Long TD FumL
Emmanuel Sanders 10 16 151 15.1 28 0 0
Demaryius Thomas 7 11 127 18.1 41 0 0
Ronnie Hillman 7 10 47 6.7 15 1 0
Julius Thomas 2 2 33 16.5 18 1 0
C.J. Anderson 3 4 33 11.0 24 0 0
Wes Welker 3 8 31 10.3 14 0 0
Jacob Tamme 1 5 10 10.0 10 0 0
Juwan Thompson 1 1 6 6.0 6 0 0

New England

RECEIVING
Receiving Rec Tgt Yds Avg Long TD FumL
Rob Gronkowski 9 10 105 11.7 20 1 0
Julian Edelman 9 10 89 9.9 26 1 0
Brandon LaFell 6 13 53 8.8 18 1 0
Shane Vereen 5 10 38 7.6 18 1 0
Danny Amendola 2 3 35 17.5 21 0 0
James Develin 2 2 13 6.5 10 0 0
Jonas Gray 0 1 0 N/A 0 0 0

Kicking

Denver

KICKING
Kicking XPM XPA FGM FGA Long Pct Pts
Brandon McManus 3 3 0 1 0 0.0 3

New England

KICKING
Kicking XPM XPA FGM FGA Long Pct Pts
Stephen Gostkowski 4 4 3 3 49 100.0 13

Punting

Denver

PUNTING
Punting Punt Avg In20 TB
Britton Colquitt 3 45.0 0 0

New England

PUNTING
Punting Punt Avg In20 TB
Ryan Allen 5 44.6 1 2

Returns

Denver

RETURNS
Kick/Punt Returns KR Yds Avg Long TD PR Yds Avg Long TD
Andre Caldwell 3 48 16.0 19 0 0 0 N/A 0 0
Emmanuel Sanders 1 13 13.0 13 0 0 0 N/A 0 0
Omar Bolden 1 12 12.0 12 0 0 0 N/A 0 0
Cody Latimer 1 8 8.0 8 0 0 0 N/A 0 0
Isaiah Burse 0 0 N/A 0 0 1 9 9.0 9 0

New England

RETURNS
Kick/Punt Returns KR Yds Avg Long TD PR Yds Avg Long TD
Danny Amendola 1 22 22.0 22 0 0 0 N/A 0 0
Julian Edelman 0 0 N/A 0 0 1 84 84.0 84 1

Defense

Denver

DEFENSE
Defense Solo Ast Sack YdsL PD Int Yds IntTD
DeMarcus Ware 4 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 0
Aqib Talib 7 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Terrance Knighton 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Britton Colquitt 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
T.J. Ward 8 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Emmanuel Sanders 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Von Miller 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Rahim Moore 8 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Marvin Austin Jr. 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Nate Irving 2 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Julius Thomas 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Chris Harris Jr. 5 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Derek Wolfe 4 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Omar Bolden 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Malik Jackson 1 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Brandon Marshall 4 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Sylvester Williams 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Kayvon Webster 2 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Quanterus Smith 1 0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0
Bradley Roby 2 0 0.0 0 2 1 0 0
Corey Nelson 2 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0

New England

DEFENSE
Defense Solo Ast Sack YdsL PD Int Yds IntTD
Vince Wilfork 1 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Rob Ninkovich 1 2 0.0 0 1 1 11 0
Darrelle Revis 5 0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0
Kyle Arrington 1 1 0.0 0 1 0 0 0
Patrick Chung 6 2 0.0 0 3 0 0 0
Julian Edelman 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Jonathan Casillas 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Devin McCourty 2 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
James Develin 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Brandon Browner 1 2 0.0 0 1 1 30 0
Akeem Ayers 4 0 1.0 9 0 0 0 0
Chris White 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Dont'a Hightower 6 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Brandon Bolden 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Jamie Collins 10 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Logan Ryan 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Dominique Easley 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Malcolm Butler 4 0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0