It was the 16th showdown between Tom Brady and Peyton Manning, and Brady is now 11-5 against his rival. He recorded his 155th career win in his 200th career start, which is the most wins in that many starts in history.
Manning was 34/57 for 438 yards, 2 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. The Broncos QB fell to 2-7 in his career at Gillette Stadium. On the bright side, he now has at least 2 touchdowns in 14 consecutive games, which is an NFL record. His 2 touchdown passes gives him 515 for his career, after breaking Brett Favre's record of 508 a couple of weeks back.
The Patriots fell behind early 7-3, but would score 24 straight points, en route to their 5th straight win, following the debacle in Kansas City. Brady has 18 touchdowns and 1 interception during that win streak. He would find Edelman, Shane Vereen, Brandon LaFell, and Rob Gronkowski in the end zone. Stephen Gostkowski hit field goals from 49, 29, and 45 yards, despite the cold, windy weather, after an early snow shower.
Manning connected with Julius Thomas and Ronnie Hillman for scores, but was intercepted by rookie Bradley Roby and Brandon Browner. The Broncos fell to 6-2 on the season, with every team they've gone up against at, or over .500. That will all change, as they get sit to visit the winless Oakland Raiders on Sunday.
The Patriots improved to 7-2, including 5-0 at home heading into a bye week, and will visit the Indianapolis Colts November 16th.