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Denver Broncos special teams failing them early against Patriots

13 November 2017

After an interesting week of being cut from the Green Bay Packers and then claimed off of waivers by the New England Patriots, tight end Martellus Bennett is officially back with his old team, the Patriots, after being active for Sunday night's game against the Denver Broncos, despite only one day of practice, and a torn rotator cuff.

Brock Osweiler held a consistent line all night finding Emmanuel Sanders multiple times and getting the Broncos in the endzone with a quick throw to Demaryius Thomas to start the 3rd quarter.

Next up for the Patriots will be Oakland next Sunday in a game that will be played in Mexico City, with the Broncos scheduled to host Cincinnati.

Brady finished Week 10 with 11.76 Passing Net Expected Points, per numberFire live.

The game got off to a promising start for Denver (3-6), with its defense forcing a three and out on New England's first drive.

Rookie Isaiah McKenzie, who has seen his first National Football League season turn into a bit of a recurring nightmare of dropped punts, muffed the Patriots' first punt of the game, one that came after a stadium rocking three-and-out forced by the Broncos' defense.

The incident during the punt came on a night that had already been bad for the Broncos special teams.

Minutes later, Patriots running back Dion Lewis returned a kickoff 103 yards for a score.

The Patriots added another special teams impact play when Burkhead broke through to block a Riley Dixon punt, leading to Gostkowski's second field goal of the game, a 28-yarder that gave the Patriots a 20-6 lead midway through the second quarter. Broncos LB Todd Davis went out in the first half with an ankle injury.

Denver Broncos special teams failing them early against Patriots