I don't really have a druther for this one. Patriots decides to accept the first kick, and starts at the 20. First down to Edelman at the 35, flag on the play, holding Broncos, declined. No more progress, and Patriots must punt.
Should have called a fair catch, oof. Manning takes the ball at the 17. Incomplete. Another incomplete to Davis. Third pass caught by Sanders for a first down. Oops, loss of 1. Norwood catches one at the 40 for a first down. Anderson goes 2 on a run. 2 more for the Broncos on the ground. Pass interference on the Patriots gets them a first down at the 37 of the Broncos. Caldwell catches a pass at the 20. Run play loses one. Touchdown pass to Daniels, kick is good, 7-0 Broncos.
Kick off goes through the end zone, Brady and the Patriots start at the 20. 7 yards, then an incomplete. Brady throws out of bounds, Ryan Allen punts.
Run out to about the 34. Gain of 5 then loss of 1. Punt. Boring.
Patriots run it back out to the 40. Jackson gets 5 on the ground, but a personal foul gets them to 2nd and 20. Third and 14, Brady sacked for a loss of 1. Punt collected at the 21. Flag on Patriots,
Patriots to the 1, Touchdown Patriots on a run, kick is a miss! 7-6 Broncos.
Broncos start at the 20. 3 yards on a run. Three more on a busted pass play. First down pass to Sanders at the Patriots 40. Another yard. End of the first quarter.Third and 9. Incomplete pass, punt received at the 14 for the Patriots.
Brady throw it away before being hammered. Bronco's Miller intercepts at the 16!
Incomplete pass, Four on a run. Touchdown pass to Daniels in the right corner of the end zone, kicks is good, 14-6 Broncos.
Patriots from the 20. Three on the ground. Anderson for a couple more. Manning in trouble, throws it away, 4th and 5.
Broncos from their 44. Manning sacked for 7. 2nd and 22. Incomplete, third down. Anderson get 6 or 7, punt.
Kickoff through the end zone, Patriots take it at the 20 with 33 seconds. Patriots take the knee, end of the half.
Patriots kick goes through the end zone, Broncos from the 20. Nothing. Manning sacked at the 5 by Hollins. 3d and 23. Punt.
Kickoff caught in the end zone, Broncos from the 20. No gain for Anderson. Incomplete, third and 10. Busted play, Manning runs for the first down near the 32. Latimer a big catch at the 47. To Sanders for third and 1. Butler stops Anderson? 4th and 1, punt, caught at the 8.
Brady sacked at the 2, by Miller. Holden to the 5-6. 3d and 13. A couple on a pass. Punt. False start offense, so rekick. Kick rolls to the Broncos 44.
Amendola for most of 10. Brady sneaks it across. Gronkowski 11 for a first down. Brady grounds it. Then throws it out of bounds, third and 10. Brady sacked by Miller. Punt, down at the 40. End of 3d quarter.
Three yards for the Broncos. Sanders for 6ish. Anderson for a long first down at the 22. A few. Some nowhere. Third and 2. Pass to Sanders, down to the 8, first down. Anderson loses 4. Incomplete, third and goal. Incomplete in the end zone. Field goal kick by McManus good, 20 -12 Broncos.
A yard, an incomplete pass, False start Broncos, back to the 13. Pass for 7, but need to punt.
Broncos take over at the Broncos 9. Three and out. 2 minutes
Patriots run it out to the 50. Nada, then incomplete, Brady throws it away before a sack. First down, Gronkowski at the 10! Nothing, then 6, then incomplete. 4th down and goal. 17 seconds. Touchdown to Edelman, 12 seconds left. Two point play is . . . . Intercepted.
Onside kick recovered by Bronco. Broncos win 20 - 18! Eli Manning and the Broncos will go the to Superbowl.
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