NEPD Staff Writer: Matthew Jones
Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos attempted a frantic second-half comeback in Foxboro, but the New England Patriots ultimately emerged victorious in a 31-21 contest dominated by offensive output. Manning threw for 345 yards and three touchdowns in the game, but his efforts were sabotaged by three turnovers; one of them a fourth-quarter fumble by Willis McGahee, who also dropped a pass on fourth down and one. New England’s offense was even more impressive; Tom Brady was precise, Wes Welker could not be contained, and the ground game was fantastic. Read on for more major storylines from today’s game.