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Patriots put an end to the hopes of the 2017 Broncos with 41-16 blowout

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It is time to embrace the tank as the Denver Broncos descend into disarray and dysfunction.

NFL: New England Patriots at Denver Broncos Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

The Denver Broncos special teams unit had one of the worst games in team history against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. The outcome became a predictable 41-16 blowout loss.

Vance Joseph has found himself another scapegoat in Brock Olivo, but the whole country witnessed how poorly coached this football team is. Where does John Elway go from here?

First Quarter

The Broncos defense came out hot to force a three and out, but a prompt fumble on the punt return from Isaiah McKenzie gave all the momentum to the Patriots early on. That followed by a 103-yard kickoff return for a touchdown all but sealed the Broncos fate early on, despite the Broncos outgaining the Patriots 122-29 in offense late through the first quarter.

Patriots 14, Broncos 6.

Second Quarter

The special teams wasn’t done screwing the Broncos over in this game. Riley Dixon would see his punt blocked early in the quarter to setup another scoring opportunity for the Patriots. With the Broncos down 20-6, 17 of those points could be blamed on very poor and idiotic special teams mistakes.

From there, the Broncos defense was no longer able to hold the line. They would give up a game-clinching touchdown to end the first half and the Broncos season.

Patriots 27, Broncos 9.

Third Quarter

Brock Osweiler and the Broncos offense came out firing on all cylinders to start the second half, marching down the field and capping a seven-minute drive with a touchdown pass to Demaryius Thomas.

Fans didn’t have to wait long to find out if Denver had some fight left in it as the defense came out and let Tom Brady score in seven short plays for the dagger of a touchdown.

Patriots 34, Broncos 16.

Fourth Quarter

The team basically quit after that as another special teams penalty extended a Patriots drive that culminated in another touchdown as the route became a blowout. The Broncos are a team in chaos and disarray.

Face it, Broncos Country, the season is completely lost. Embrace the tank.

Patriots 41, Broncos 16.

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