In a building that has given Tom Brady and the Patriots fits over the years, this was a refreshing performance. The Patriots were in complete control from start to finish and move to 7-2 on the season with the 41-16 win. The Broncos drop to 3-6, losers of 5 straight, and our once powerful rival are watching their season slip through their fingers.
The Patriots offense looked versatile, attacking from all positions. Tom Brady threw 3 touchdown passes on the night, 2 to running backs and 1 to Dwayne Allen for his first catch on the season. Martellus Bennett was welcomed right back into the fold, with 3 catches for 38 yards and the two tight end set is very much alive. Tom Brady was in fine form, finishing 25 of 34 for 266 yards and 3 tuddies.
As Bill Belichick always preaches, there are three phases to football games, and special teams was a huge factor tonight. The Patriots went three and out to start the game, but the Broncos muffed the ensuing punt setting up the Patriots first tuddy. Later, Rex Burkhead blocked a Broncos punt to set up another field goal.
The Patriots remain undefeated on the road and all units seem to be clicking at the right time as they head off to Mexico to play the Raiders next week.