Patriots vs Broncos live score: Second quarter real-time stream updates for NFL playoffs


Quarter 2

The Patriots have the ball at the Denver 39 yard line.

4th and 16: New England punted it after faking like they would go for it and pinned the Broncos deep in their own territory.

Denver ball at their own seven yard line.

1st and 10: Knowshon Moreno found some room off the left side and gained 11 yards. 
1st and 10: Another run, this time up the gut, went for just a yard.
2nd and 9: Despite heavy pressure, Peyton Manning threw a nice pass to DeMaryius Thomas over the middle but it hit him in the chest and fell incomplete. Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib was injured on the play.
3rd and 9: Manning floated a pass to Wes Welker between two defenders for 14 yards and a first down. The pocket was collapsing on him and that was an incredibly tight pass.
1st and 10: With all day to throw, Manning found Julius Thomas on a delayed route to flat for a short gain.
2nd and 8: Virgil Green, a back up tight end, carried the ball and picked up seven yards. 
3rd and 1: They went empty backfield and tried to hit Eric Decker on a short route to the flat. There was holding on the defense, however, and that gave Denver a free five yards and a first down.
1st and 10: Moreno picked up three yards on the run.
2nd and 7: Montee Ball came in the game and picked up a first down with a 12 yard catch out of the backfield for another first down.
1st and 10: Decker had his hands on a pass on the outside edge near the marker but dropped it.
2nd and 10: Manning couldn't find Welker on a short crossing pattern. Incomplete.
3rd and 10: Moreno got the ball on a draw play and he broke a big run by hopping over defenders all the way down to the 11 yard line. That's a 28 yard run. Huge play that will be on all the highlight reels.
1st and 10: Ball came in and ran up the middle to the one yard line.
2nd and 1: In the hurry up, Manning went with a carry to Ball to the left and he found no room.
3rd and 1: Another run to Ball off the left side gained just enough for the first down.
1st and Goal: Hurry up offense, Manning went play-action and found a wide open Jacob Tamme for the touchdown. The extra point was good.

Broncos - 10
Patriots - 0

Another touchback.

New England ball at their own 20 yard line.

1st and 10: Play-action deep ball went to Aaron Dobson for a big 27 yard gain to the 47 yard line.
1st and 10: LeGarrette Blount found little room off the right side, gaining just three yards.
2nd and 7: Brady found Shane Vereen for a big play, 13 yards and a first down on a screen play.
1st and 10: Blount off the right side for a two yard gain.
2nd and 8: Brady brought it down and found a guy with a crazy long name for a first down. Not even going to try to type that. They're at the 20 now.
1st and 10: Terrence Knighton plugs a hole and Blount fails to gain any yardage. Shaun Phillips was injured on the play.
2nd and 10: Brady found Edelman on a crossing route. He looked to have some room to operate but had his legs taken out from under him after a gain of just two yards. The Patriots were forced to take a timeout after this play.
3rd and 8: From the shotgun, Brady was pressured and sacked by Robert Ayers all the way back at the 29 yard line. There was simply no time to let the receiver's routes develop. 
4th and 19: Stephen Gostkowski drilled a field goal from 47 yards out.

Broncos - 10
Patriots - 3

The kickoff goes out of the end zone for a touchback.

Denver ball at their own 20 yard line.

1st and 10: Moreno is hit behind the line and goes down after a loss of a yard.
2nd and 11: A fake to Moreno led to Manning finding Welker off the left side for a first down. Well, it would have had Denver not been called for holding on the play. That's a nine yard penalty and a re-play of the down.
2nd and 20: Manning found Thomas for a big play out to the 38 yard line off a play-action fake. That one went for 26 yards. We're under two minutes now.
1st and 10: Manning found Thomas for yet another big gain, this one  for 27 and all the way down to the Patriots 36 yard line. Just like that, two plays and they're threatening to score again.
1st and 10: Now it's Caldwell getting in on the action, as he catches one for 11 yards and another first down.
1st and 10: Ball comes out of the backfield for a short gain, maybe three yards, but he's out of bounds to stop the clock at 47 seconds.
2nd and 7: Devin McCourty was all over a short route to Wes Welker off the right side and made a great tackle after just a two yard completion.
3rd and 5: Manning found Moreno out of the backfield for four yards, just shy of the first down. Decision time. They call timeout to get a chance to think about it. Instead of going for it with one timeout left, they decide to attempt a field goal. 
4th and 1: From 35 yards out, Prater knocked it through.

Broncos - 13
Patriots - 3

The kickoff went out of the back of the end zone. Touchback.

New England ball at their own 20 yard line.

1st and 10: With 25 seconds to go in the half and two timeouts, the Patriots went with a Brady pass from the shotgun that fell incomplete, over the head of Edelman.
2nd and 10: Another pass from Brady was knocked away but Denver was flagged for offsides on the play. That's a five yard penalty and a repeat of the down. The game clock, however, is down to 16 seconds left in the half.
2nd and 5: Brady went deep for Austin Collie but the pass went over his head. He beat his man, too. Just a poor throw from the QB.
3rd and 5: A draw play to Vereen went for five yards.

That ends the first half.

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