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Broncos vs. Patriots: BTV Highlights |
Field level highlights and broadcast audio from Sunday's 41-23 loss to New England.

Tim Tebow, Denver Broncos Can't Outdo Tom Brady, Patriots In Loss " CBS Denver
The magic Tim Tebow displayed during his storied career at the University of Florida and seemingly began to conjure up again this 2011 season may have finally fizzled.

Tim Tebow's smile washed away after loss to Patriots, but hope remains - The Denver Post
After six weeks of basically non-stop smiles, Tim Tebow was nothing but serious in the immediate aftermath of Sundays 41-23 loss to New England.

Broncos, Tim Tebow grounded by Tom Brady, high-flying Patriots in 41-23 loss - The Denver Post
In a tale of two quarterbacks, and two QB styles, a tale of nowhere-near old and no-longer-so young, a determined Tom Brady led his New England Patriots past Tim Tebow and the Broncos, 41-23, on an unseasonably mild December afternoon in Denver.

Patriots 41, Broncos 23: Three Observations |
Three observations from the Broncos’ 41-23 loss to the New England Patriots at Sports Authority Field at Mile High here Sunday.

Denver Broncos Videos

Broncos vs. Patriots: Fox |
Head Coach John Fox talks about Sunday's 41-23 loss to New England.

Broncos vs. Patriots: Tebow |
Quarterback Tim Tebow talks to the media following Denver's game vs. New England.

Sounds from the Locker Room |
Players talk about how Tom Brady and the Patriots took advantage of turnovers, eventually winning 41-23.

NFL Videos: Tebow Time vs the Brady Bunch
Tom Brady and Tim Tebow have little in common in terms of style, but the results are strikingly similar. Can Bill Belichick out-scheme the Broncos for four quarters?

NFL Videos: GameDay: Patriots vs. Broncos highlights
Tom Brady threw for 320 yards and 2 TDs to help the Patriots end the Broncos six-game winning streak with a 41-23 Pats win.

NFL Videos: Tebow exposed?
Tim Tebow's winning streak came to an end against the Patriots. Did Bill Belichick figure out the winning formula against the Broncos? "GameDay Final" explains what happened in Denver.

NFL Videos: Still believe in Tebow?
Deion Sanders and Michael Irvin explain if they still believe that Tebow can be a winning QB in the NFL.

Denver Broncos News

NFL Game Center: New England Patriots at Denver Broncos - 2011 Week 15
New England Patriots at Denver Broncos NFL Game Center news: Tebow's day not ruined by high-profile loss to Patriots
For the first time in seven days, each of which I spent in Denver because of Tim Tebow's polarizing impact on the NFL, the Broncos' quarterback and I finally had the chance to exchange more than the daily salutations I'd come to expect from the overbearing nature of Tebowmania.

Patriots vs. Broncos - 2011-12-18 - NFL Football Score -
Not this time, Tim Tebow. Not with Tom Brady on hand. Brady threw for two touchdowns, ran for another and the New England Patriots shut down Tebow's late-game heroics and clinched a playoff berth with a 41-23 victory over the Denver Broncos on Sunday.

Denver Broncos defense, turnovers dig hole Tim Tebow can't overcome -
Here's the thing the Denver Broncos learned about magic Sunday afternoon at Sports Authority Field: It just doesn't work as well in a three-score game.

Broncos Win Streak Ends After Loss To Patriots " CBS Denver
Tom Brady and the New England Patriots shut down Tebow’s late-game heroics and clinched a playoff berth with a 41-23 victory over the Denver Broncos on Sunday.

Tom Brady, Patriots stymie Tim Tebow, Denver Broncos - Boulder Daily Camera
DENVER -- Tom Brady and the New England Patriots shut down Tim Tebow and clinched a playoff berth with a 41-23 victory over the Denver Broncos on Sunday.

Despite Defeat, Tebow Is Playing Better -
Tim Tebow has been criticized for his poor performances in his victories. In defeat on Sunday, he played one of his better games.

Tebow, Broncos run out of final-quarter magic in 41-23 loss to Patriots - Washington Post
The Denver Broncos faithful are usually riveted to their seats late in the fourth quarter, anxiously waiting to see what magical finish Tim Tebow has up his sleeve.

Broncos, Tebow couldn't sustain magic - Stats & Info Blog - ESPN
What Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos were able to do in the first quarter against the New England Patriots was something that was statistically difficult to maintain.

New England Patriots vs. Denver Broncos - Recap - December 18, 2011 - ESPN
Not this time, Tim Tebow. Not with Tom Brady on hand.

Woody Paige: AFC's wild West Division home to comedy of errors - The Denver Post
The Broncos were beneficiaries of another momentous comeback victory. By the Lions.After the Broncos gave away their game to the Patriots in the last 61/2 minutes of the first half, the Lions took away their game with the Raiders in the final 21/4 minutes of the fourth quarter.

Dusty Saunders: CBS's Phil Simms, Jim Nantz on target during Broncos game - The Denver Post
While national viewers were gearing up for the widely promoted Tom Brady-Tim Tebow duel on CBS, the discarded Kyle Orton, earlier on Fox, passed for 299 yards, leading the Chiefs to a 19-14 upset over the Packers, snapping Green Bays 19-game winning streak.

Broncos' Bailey, Goodman aren't sold yet - The Denver Post
Broncos cornerbacks Champ Bailey and André Goodman have been in the league a combined 23 years, and both came away with the same conclusion after Sundays loss: The Broncos are nowhere near playoff-ready.

Kiszla: Tebow, Broncos can't keep pace with real Patriots offense - The Denver Post
Back to the future wont take the Broncos back to the Super Bowl.Quarterback Tim Tebow got schooled on Sunday by New Englands Tom Brady.

Krieger: Belichick, Patriots were ready for Tebow Time - The Denver Post
Its not so much that the Broncos magic disappeared Sunday. Its more like Bill Belichick and Tom Brady peered behind the curtain to see just how the trick was executed.

Shaughnessy: Patriots ruin Tim Tebow's takeover of America - The Denver Post
Leave it to the Patriots to ruin things for everybody else.Sports fans of America yesterday turned their eyes toward this stadium one mile above sea level, hoping to see another miracle. But there was no Tebow Time this time.

Three rapid-fire turnovers doom Broncos vs. Patriots - The Denver Post
Bing. Bang. Doom. The Broncos finally got off to a fast start. Then, seemingly in rapid fire, a succession of three turnovers in the second quarter stopped Denver in its tracks.

NFL's Roger Goodell watches Tim Tebow, Broncos in Denver - The Denver Post
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell attended the game Sunday afternoon that in the end, he scheduled. And yes, Goodell said, its fair to say the Tim Tebow-Tom Brady game drew more discussion than usual.

Photos: Denver Broncos vs. New England Patriots | Denver Post Media Center
Photos from the Denver Broncos’ football game against the New England Patriots on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver.

Denver Broncos Blogs

'Bump in the Road' |
Disappointed with Sunday's outcome, the Broncos know that 'sometimes setbacks are setups for bigger things to come.'

Patriots Stop Streak |
Broncos fall to 8-6 on the year after 41-23 loss to New England.

Notebook: Running Strong |
The Broncos backed up their claim as the No. 1 rushing team in the league; Mistakes in all three phases hurt the team; Dumervil continues his sack streak.

Without Dawkins, Broncos Can’t Contain Pats’ Tight Ends |
Even as the Broncos prepared for the Patriots, Quinton Carter knew that he wouldn’t see Brian Dawkins when he looked over his shoulder during Sunday’s game.

Patriots 41, Broncos 23: By the Numbers |
A few numbers worth noting from the Broncos’ first defeat since October, a 41-23 thrashing to the New England Patriots here Sunday.

Giveaway Day Helps End Six-Game Streak |
Even if you have no takeaways, you can overcome two giveaways. But three? That is nearly impossible, as the Broncos haven’t won a game with a minus-three turnover margin in over nine years.

Patriots 41, Broncos 23: Six Words or Less |
Now Robert Ayers’s prediction won’t come true. But every other dream is still in play for the Broncos.

Broncos Vs. Bills: Denver Is The Early Road Favorite Over Buffalo - SB Nation Denver
The Denver Broncos are the early road favorites over the Buffalo Bills for Saturday's Christmas Eve matchup.

Denver Broncos Fall 41-23 To Musket Fire Power Of New England Patriots - Predominantly Orange
The weather outside wasn’t frightful at all, but the 41-23 Denver Broncos loss suffered at the hands of the New England Patriots sure was.

Broncos fall to 8-6 after 41-23 loss to Patriots - BroncoTalk
The Broncos offense started the game hot, but turnovers, broken coverage and missed tackling did them in in the end. Denver is now 8-6 following a 41-23 loss to the New England Patriots.

Despite loss, Broncos still on playoff pace - AFC West Blog - ESPN
The Denver Broncos ended up getting their obligatory late-game miracle after all.

NFL News

Week 15 NFL Rewind | National Football Post
2. Brady, Patriots take care of the Broncos.

NFL roundup: Colts top Titans for first win of season | Online Athens
Dan Orlovsky threw one touchdown pass and the key block on an 80-yard TD run, leading the Colts to their first win of the season, 27-13, over the Titans on Sunday.

Green Bay Packers (13-1) stunned by Kansas City Chiefs (6-8) - San Jose Mercury News
Mike McCarthy never put a whole lot of stock in a perfect season, except as a means of gaining home-field advantage and setting up the Green Bay Packers for another Super Bowl run.

NFL roundup: Detriot defeats Oakland |
Matthew Stafford threw a 6-yard TD pass to Calvin Johnson with 39 seconds remaining to cap a 98-yard scoring drive as Detroit rallied from 13 points down late in the fourth quarter to defeat the Oakland Raiders 28-27.

Jets must ground floundering Eagles today -
When training camps opened around the NFL, the Jets and Eagles were viewed by some as Super Bowl favorites.

Drew Brees is playing like the NFL's MVP -
A month ago it seemed a foregone conclusion that Aaron Rodgers would win the NFL's Most Valuable Player award. But Drew Brees might just be passing his way back into the race.

Week 15 NFL Game Recaps |
The Broncos really robbed us of a potential great fourth quarter because of stupid, unforced mistakes that they committed throughout the contest.

Romeo Crennel's Chiefs knock off Packers in interesting Week 15 - Peter King -
Making the playoff math look nice and easy with two weeks to play (plus one very important game tonight in San Francisco).

Green Bay Packers lose, Indianapolis Colts win in wild Week 15 - Don Banks -
Musings, observations and the occasional insight in a Week 15 that fairly well turned things upside down in an NFL that officially just stopped making sense, at least for a day.

Denver Broncos Fans

Broncos vs Patriots Studs and Duds - Mile High Report
If I had to describe the Broncos 41-23 loss to the Patriots in one word, that word would be "ugly". The sad part is that it didn't have to be that way. The Broncos got off to an abnormally quick start and looked like they were ready to shoot it out with Tom Brady for 60 minutes.

The AFC West is Wide Open - Mile High Report
That's not actually eight remaining games - since we play each other, it's only five remaining games. That makes it a bit easier to figure out all the possible outcomes. Let's explore.

Thoughts on the Patriots loss - Mile High Report
To quote Dennis Green, "We had them right where we wanted them, and we let em off the hook!" That first quarter couldnt have gone any better.

Looking Forward - Mile High Report
I have been trying to analyze this game in my head so now I think I will put down a few of the thoughts before they get away from me.

Playoff scenarios - Mile High Report
I've been reading a lot of questions and ill informed responses in the threads about what we need to happen for the Broncos to clinch, so here it is, trust this.

Learning Experience - Mile High Report
Tough loss to take, especially after we opened up the game running over the Patriots. We learned many things today.