Defensive end Elvis Dumervil’s sack of Tom Brady extended his sack streak to seven consecutive games. He has 8.5 sacks on the season.
Defensive tackle Marcus Thomas became the ninth player to lead or share the lead in single-game tackles for Denver this season. He and cornerback Chris Harris each registered nine tackles against the Patriots.
Quarterback Tim Tebow led all rushers with 93 yards on 12 carries (7.8 avg.). His 93 rushing yards are the fourth-most by a Broncos quarterback in a single game. He also finished with two rushing touchdowns to mark the seventh time in franchise history that a quarterback has run for two scores in a game. Tebow’s 610 rushing yards on the season leads all NFL quarterbacks.
The Broncos started Sunday’s game vs. New England strong on the ground, running for 167 yards in the first quarter — the most in the first quarter in franchise history. That total is the highest by the club in any quarter since rushing for 187 in a quarter at Seattle on Nov. 26, 2000.
Wide receiver Demaryius Thomas finished with seven catches for 116 yards against New England, representing his second career 100-yard outing. Thomas now has 338 receiving yards during the month of December (112.7 yards per game), which leads the NFL.
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