Jospeh acknowledged Sunday that he couldn't recall an National Football League game with so many special-teams struggles, but he isn't about to blow the machine up after one error-filled outing. With New England up big in the fourth quarter, Brady was able to get a breather while Brian Hoyer guided the offense for the final drive of the game. Brady immediately looked rejuvenated and then pushed his team to a quick touchdown and the 7-0 lead.
Denver answered with the first of three first-half field goals by McManus, but Lewis broke loose for his 103-yard kickoff touchdown. The offense did decently - with no help of the kick return game - Andy Janovich was forced to catch it on the 11 - and they settled for a field goal.
Besides allowing Siemian to start for a game or two too long and to let McKenzie to continue muffing punts for far too long, Joseph missed calling a timeout when the team had 10 men on the field and handed the Patriots a touchdown in the second half.
Tom Brady, Patriots QB. The Patriots recovered and scored a rapid-fire touchdown on the ensuing march.
The Broncos are 3-5 and going into their second game with Brock Osweiler starting at quarterback. Of the nine players to catch a Brady pass, seven had at least two receptions, which included tight end Martellus Bennett (three catches for 38 yards) in his return to New England after being waived by Green Bay earlier this week. Last week in Philadelphia, Osweiler tossed two picks and completed just 50 percent of his passes in a 51-23 loss.
Brady drove the Patriots down the field and Lewis plowed through the middle of the Denver defense for an 8-yard touchdown run and a 34-16 lead with 4:36 left in the third quarter. But we all saw that coming, right?
He has been dealing with that injury throughout this season, and it caused him to miss the first four games.