Tom Brady to Gronkowski TD (GIF)

New England started slow against the Denver Broncos on Monday Night Football.  Oh how things have changed.

Denver led 24-0 heading into the locker room at halftime after being set up for 17 points by their defense in the first half.

Linebacker Von Miller scored on a 60-yard return following a fumble by Patriots’ running back Stevan Ridley.  Miller sacked Tom Brady, who fumbled, and the Broncos scored on a 2-yard Knowshon Moreno run.  Later in the half, New England fumbled once again and Denver scored 3 more on a Matt Prater field goal.

New England has since scored 28 unanswered points in the second half, including this 6-yard Brady pass to tight end Rob Gronkowski:

Brady has gone 25-of-35 for 280 yards and three touchdowns thus far for New England and Peyton Manning has gone 11-of-20 for 73 yards with a touchdown and an interception for Denver in the battle of the surefire future Hall of Famers.

The Patriots are up 28-24 with about ten minutes remaining in the game.  Denver sits at 9-1 on the season with a chance to go a game up on the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC West after their loss earlier in the day.

New England sits at 7-3 and 2.5 games up in the AFC East.

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