15:00: The start of the fourth was delayed with an injury to Rodney Harrison. He was just carted off the field.
The Broncos face a third-and-two at the New England 18.
Pittman carries around the right end for the first down.
14:30: Cutler fires to Royal, who misses one defender but is taken down by the second. It’s a gain of four.
14:00: Pittman gets the carry up the middle, and he is taken down for a loss of one. That brings up third-and-seven at the New England 10.
13:30: Cutler fires across the middle to Daniel Graham, who spins away from the defender and gets into the endzone for Denver’s first score. 34-7, Patriots.
13:21: Matthew Slater is back deep for the ensuing kickoff. Slater takes it at the five and makes it out to the 34.
13:16: Cassel hands off to Green-Ellis, and he picks up three yards on the run.
11:00: Sorry for the delay — had a bit of technical difficulty here with the internet.
The Patriots have a second-and-seven at the Denver 36.
10:30: Now the Pats face a third-and-four after short run by Heath Evans. Cassel dumps the ball off to Faulk in the flat, and he’s taken down for a loss of five by D.J. Williams.
Chris Hanson (and no, not the one from To Catch a Predator on NBC — his is spelled Hansen) comes out to punt.
8:37: After Royal’s fair catch, the Broncos have a first-and-10 at their own 15.
Cutler finds Marshall in the middle, and he stiff-arms his way out to the 28 for a first down.
8:01: After an incomplete pass intended for Marshall, it’s second-and-10 at the 28.
Another incomplete pass for Marshall, and it’s third-and-10.
7:56: Cutler finds Marshall this time for a first down, but there are flags all over the field.
It’s a chop block call on Michael Pittman. That moves the Broncos back half the distance to the goal. Now it’s third-and-19 at the Denver 19.
7:23: Cutler hits Graham, and he has blockers in front of him. He picks up quite a few yards, but a holding penalty on Denver backs them up another 10 yards.
Now it’s third-and-17 on the Denver 21.
7:00: Seymour sacks Cutler on the play, and Kern comes out to punt.
Kern kicks it 45 yards, and Welker returns it eight yards.
6:22: The Patriots take over at their own 48.
Green-Ellis gets the carry, taking it 10 yards for the first down.
4:30: It’s second-and-10 at the Denver 32 after a run for no gain by Green-Ellis.
Cassel is hurried and moves out of the pocket, and his pass falls incomplete.
4:19: Third-and-10 at the Denver 32 — Faulk carries up the middle, rumbling for a first down to the Denver 16.
3:20: Faulk bursts up the middle for another first down, getting down to the Denver 1.
Green-Ellis takes the handoff and gets into the endzone for the touchdown, the first of his career.
3:09: Hall takes the ensuing kickoff out to the Denver 20.
3:05: Cutler hits Royal near the left sideline, and he jukes past one defender for the first down.
2:30: It’s second-and-eight after a short pass to Royal at the sideline. Pittman gets the carry, running up the middle out of the shotgun for five yards.
2:00: At the two minute warning, the Broncos face a third-and-three from their own 38.
Cutler fires deep down the middle for Royal, but it’s broken up by Meriweather.
1:50: Kern’s punt goes 62 yards for the touchback, and out comes the Patriot offense at their own 20.
1:45: Cassel takes a knee, and the clock continues to run. And that is how this game will end.
The Patriots defeat the Broncos, 41-7.