Until it doesn’t happen, everyone is going to expect Tom Brady to mount a comeback.
But if he comes back from this one, he’ll be a legend.
The Patriots can’t do anything right, and trail the Broncos 24-0 at halftime.
In addition to six fumbles (three lost), the Patriots can’t keep guys on the field, with defensive backs in and out of the game and right tackle Marcus Cannon leaving with an ankle injury.
Meanwhile, the Broncos are winning because of their quick 17 points off turnovers, and their ability to run the ball. Knowshon Moreno has 107 yards on 18 carries at the break, which allowed them to thrive even with Peyton Manning throwing for 61 yards.
Manning is still making a few throws, including a dropping one into a tight spot to Jacob Tamme for a touchdown, but tonight’s going to be about how well they can run and grind the clock.