The score has gone final here at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, with New England beating Denver 41-23.
The Broncos started off strong, scoring 13 points in the first quarter to take a 13-7 lead after the first frame. However, a second quarter that saw the Broncos turn the ball over three times on fumbles hurt Denver, as New England capitalized and took a 27-16 halftime lead.
The Patriots maintained that margin throughout the rest of the game. Tebow brought the Broncos within 11 on a two-yard touchdown run with 8:41 left in the fourth quarter. But Tom Brady answered, leading the Patriots on a 9-play, 90-yard scoring drive for the final score of the game.
However, with Detroit’s 28-27 victory over Oakland, the Broncos still have a one-game lead in the AFC West.
We’ll have more coverage and reaction from the locker room shortly.