The Patriots took possession of the ball after this lateral by the Broncos.
Bill Belichick put his first challenge to good use.
The challenge gave New England possession of the ball on Denver’s 22-yard line, and the Patriots would score two plays later.
Stephen Gostkowski missed the extra point, so the Patriots trailed 7–6 after the score.
Gostkowski’s miss was his first missed extra point since his rookie year. He had made 523 straight point-after attempts before Sunday.