Denver lost to a New England Patriots team that is hard to stop. New England pulled away for a 31-21 victory in an afternoon game. The Broncos scored 14 unanswered points in a valiant comeback attempt but fell short after a fourth-quarter fumble by Willis McGahee. The Broncos dropped to 2-3, but are still in second place in the division.
In the first quarter of Sunday night’s Saints-Chargers game, Drew Brees became the first quarterback to throw at least one touchdown pass in 48 straight games, breaking the record of Johnny Unitas. The record is a reflection of Brees’s astounding consistency over the years. With the manner in which Brees approaches the game and the current pass-heavy nature of the N.F.L., there’s no reason to think Brees won’t lengthen the record well into the future.
Rich Gannon (CBS Sports/SiriusXM NFL Radio, 14) – Had their chances in New Orleans, but couldn’t finish. Game this week vs, Denver will tell us a great deal about who’s the dominant team in the AFC West.