Turnovers haunted the Patriots, as they were defeated by the Broncos, 18-12
New England- The Patriots had two costly fumbles that went in favor of the Denver Broncos that cost them the game.
After coming back from being quarantine last week, Cam Newton struggled on his first four possessions of the game against the Denver Broncos. Newton was reluctant and very passive with throwing the ball down the field. Late in the first quarter, Newton was picked off and it resulted with the Broncos extending their lead with a field goal, 6-0. At the start of the second, the Patriots held the Broncos to another field goal, which made 9-0 in favor of the Broncos.
New England put together a decent drive before the half, tacking on a field goal to cut the Broncos' lead to nine, 12-3.
In the second half, the Patriots could not put together any productive drives and struggled to even get to the fifty yard line. Newton was getting hit, hurried, and sacked every time he was behind center. On the defensive side, the Broncos had a couple of times to score a touchdown, but the Patriots' defense stop them. Late into the third, the Broncos tacked on another field goal to make it 15-3. After finally getting a deep ball down the field, the Patriots fumbled the ball. A couple plays later, Denver kicks another field goal to make it 18-3.
With under four minutes left, the Patriots scored a touchdown and a field goal to make the game interesting. On the ensuing drive, the Broncos turned the ball over, as New England picked off Drew Lock. Newton drove the ball down the field, but could not convert on a fourth and ten. The Broncos shock the Patriots 18-12.