To simply put this the Patriots were dominated by the Broncos for a greater part of the game. The Broncos won the battle at the line of scrimmage and shutdown the Patriots running game, which set the tone for the rest of the game. Blount was not a factor in this game as he ran for less than 30 yards and to no surprise no touchdowns. By the way he had four last week. Without the running game the Patriots offense could not produce points. With Julian Edelman, and Danny Always Injured Amendola on the outside, who both are barely six feet tall, it can be hard to produce offense. To make matters worse Peyton and his all-star wide receiving core widened the gap during the third quarter making the score 20-3. Despite the score, the game came down to who could win one on one match-ups. Brady and his weapons, which are more like a mini squirt guns compared to Peyton and his fully operational rocket propelled guns were no match for the Broncos. Peyton and his stacked wide receiving core were able to dominate the Patriots depleted secondary and throw for 400 yards.
Enough with all the match-ups, lets look on to next year. The Patriots got two wide receivers in last years draft that were both injured all year long. Their names, TJ Moe and Mark Harrison. TJ Moe is a prototype Wes Welker and a great slot guy to put across from Edelman or Amendola. Harrison on the other hand is a big boy, standing at 6'3'' and weighing almost 225 pounds. He is the deep threat Tom Brady needed this year. I wouldn't be surprised if the Patriots go for another tight end in the early rounds to complement Gronk and draft some defensive tackles. Next year…………..is the year for the Patriots………as long as they stay healthy…..