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The New England Patriots (6-2) host the Denver Broncos (6-1) in a rematch of last season's AFC Championship Game. Each team enters the game riding a four-game winning streak. The Patriots are coming off a 51-23 win over the Chicago Bears, while the Broncos knocked off the Chargers 35-21.

By SI Wire
October 31, 2014

Denver Broncos vs. New England Patriots

The New England Patriots (6-2) host the Denver Broncos (6-1) in a rematch of last season's AFC Championship Game. Each team enters Sunday riding a four-game winning streak. The Patriots are coming off a 51-23 win over the Chicago Bears, while the Broncos knocked off the Chargers 35-21.

You can follow the game with live stats and play-by-play here

How to watch

Kickoff: 4:25 p.m.

Live stream: The game can be streamed live here.

TV coverage: CBS

Radio: For a list of Broncos affiliates, click here. For a list of Patriots affiliates, click here.

Season recaps


Week 8: Patriots 51, Bears 23

New England scored 38 first-half points en route to a blowout win over Chicago. Tom Brady completed 30 of 35 pass attempts for 354 yards, five touchdowns and no interceptions. Rob Gronkowski led the way with nine catches for 149 yards and three touchdowns, while Brandon LaFell added 11 catches for 124 yards and one touchdown.

Week 7: Patriots 27, Jets 25

The Patriots held on for the victory by blocking Nick Folk's game-winning field goal attempt as time expired. Tom Brady completed 20 of 37 passes for 261 yards and three touchdowns, including two touchdowns to Shane Vereen.

Week 6: Patriots 37, Bills 22

Tom Brady led the Patriots with 361 passing yards and four touchdowns with zero interceptions. Brandon LaFell led New England with 97 receiving yards and two touchdowns. Jason Collins had an interception as the Patriots forced three turnovers. 

Week 5: Patriots 43, Bengals 17

The Patriots won the game against the league's last unbeaten team by a score of 43-17. New England forced three turnovers and piled up 505 yards of total offense.Tom Brady threw for 292 yards, surpassing the 50,000-yard mark and becoming the quarterback with the sixth-most career passing yards. 

Week 4Chiefs 41, Patriots 14

The Patriots turned the ball over three times, including two interceptions. They failed to score in the first half and were down by as many as 34 points after Husain Abdullah picked off Tom Brady and returned it for a touchdown to make it 41-7.Jimmy Garoppolo made his NFL debut for New England and was 6-for-7 for 70 yards and a touchdown.

Week 3: Patriots 16, Raiders 9

New England sealed the win when Vince Wilfork intercepted a Derek Carr pass with 51 seconds to go. Julian Edelman made 10 catches for 84 yards.The teams combined to convert just one of six red-zone opportunities; the Patriots were 1-for-4.

Week 2: Patriots 30, Vikings 7

Dont’a Hightower and Chandler Jones had two sacks each as New England registered six sacks on the day. Jones also scored on a 58-yard return of a blocked field goal with nine seconds left in the first half to put the Patriots up 24-7. Stevan Ridley rushed for 101 yards and a touchdown on 25 carries.

Week 1Dolphins 33, Patriots 20

Despite leading 20-10 at halftime, the Patriots lost their opener for the first time since 2003. New England failed to put any points on the board in the second half while Miami came from behind to score 23. Tom Brady lost two fumbles in the game. Rob Gronkowski caught a 6-yard touchdown pass in his return from knee and forearm injuries.


Week 8: Broncos 35, Chargers 21

The Broncos won their fourth-straight game behind Peyton Manning's three touchdown passes and 286 yards. Filling in for the injured Montee Ball, Ronnie Hillman ran for 109 yards. Emmanuel Sanders led the team with nine catches for 120 yards and three touchdowns, and Demaryius Thomas added eight catches for 105 yards.

Week 7: Broncos 42, 49ers 17

Peyton Manning completed 22 of 26 passes for 318 yards and four touchdowns while setting the career record for all-time passing touchdowns. Demaryius Thomas caught eight balls for 171 yards and two touchdowns. The Broncos sacked 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick six times, including three sacks from DeMarcus Ware and two from Von Miller.

Week 6: Broncos 31, Jets 17

The Broncos beat the Jets on the road as Peyton Manning threw for 237 yards and three touchdowns. Ronnie Hillman had 100 rushing yards on 24 carries while the Broncos held the Jets to 31 yards on the ground. Denver won the turnover battle 2-0, intercepting Geno Smith once and recovering a Walt Powell fumble.

Week 5: Broncos, 41, Cardinals 20

Peyton Manning threw for a career-high 479 yards on 31-of-47 passing with four touchdowns. He threw his 500th career touchdown, joining Brett Favre as the only players to reach that milestone. Denver outgained Arizona 568 to 215, and backup running back Ronnie Hillman rushed for 64 yards on 15 carries.

Week 4: Bye

Week 3: Seahawks 26, Broncos 20

Denver lost the Super Bowl rematch against Seattle in overtime. Peyton Manning led the Broncos 80 yards in 35 seconds with no timeouts to tie the game late in the fourth, but the Seahawks won the coin toss and scored a touchdown on the first drive of overtime. Manning said after the game that the overtime rules "put a premium on the coin toss."

Week 2: Broncos 24, Chiefs 17

The Broncos withstood a fourth-quarter comeback attempt from Alex Smith and the Chiefs. Smith's pass to Dwayne Bowe on fourth-and-goal from the Denver two-yard-line with 18 seconds left was incomplete, and the Broncos won by a touchdown. Manning completed 21 of 26 passes for 242 yards and three touchdowns. Kansas City running back Jamaal Charles left the game after only two carries with a sprained ankle.

Week 1: Broncos 31, Colts 24

Denver topped the Colts on Sunday Night Football in Week 1. Denver's balanced offensive attack (32 run plays, 36 pass plays) gained 361 yards. Indianapolis gained 408 yards of total offense but turned the ball over twice. Manning threw three touchdowns against his former team, all to tight end Julius ThomasAndrew Luck's fourth quarter comeback attempt stalled near midfield.

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