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Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets set a franchise record by holding the Dolphins to 12 rushing yards -- yes, 12. The Jets made a change at outside linebacker. Demario Davis, an every-down player for the first 10 games, was used in a rotation with Erin Henderson. They alternated series. "You have to earn playing time around here," Todd Bowles said, "and Erin has done that."

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

A muffed punt by undrafted rookie WR Chris Harper, which the Broncos recovered early in the fourth quarter, was turned into a touchdown as Denver has sliced the Patriots lead to 21-14. The Patriots would normally have Julian Edelman or Danny Amendola back to field the punt in that situation, but both are out with injuries. Harpers muff could ultimately be a turning point in the game, as the Patriots had looked ready to take control at that point.

Brady ties Marino with long TD pass

With Tom Brady's 63-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Bolden in the 4th quarter against Denver, it marked his 420th career TD pass, which ties Dan Marino for 3rd all-time.


Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

RB Brandon Bolden's 63-yard catch-and-run TD early in the fourth quarter to give the Patriots a 21-7 lead over the Broncos was a good example of the Patriots going deep into their options. Up to that point in the game, Bolden had played just nine snaps, as LeGarrette Blount (20) and James White (19) were used more at RB. Brady had connected with Bolden on an 18-yard TD against Washington on Nov. 8, also down the right side. That play had come after Dion Lewis left the game with a torn ACL.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots lead the Broncos 14-7 after three quarters, with the teams playing a scoreless 15 minutes after halftime. Its been a field-position game, with both punters playing important roles. For the Patriots, its been a struggle on offense as they cant seem to find something that consistently works for them, in part because the running game hasnt been something they can turn to regularly. Its anyones game over the final 15 minutes (and perhaps longer).

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals QB Carson Palmer on the officials Sunday: "You can't say anything if they screw it up. Just like we miss plays, the refs miss plays. It happens. It's part of the deal. You have to fight through that."

Broncos lose several players with injuries

During tonight's game against the Patriots, the Broncos announced they would be without safety T.J. Ward, guard Louis Vasquez, and nose tackle Sylvester Williams for the rest of the game. The Patriots lead 14-7 in the 3rd quarter. Follow live

OBJ makes another mind-blowing catch

This diving, one-handed TD grab might be the second most famous catch in Odell Beckham Jr.'s career, but it was still pretty darn good.


Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Ravens-Seahawks game on Dec. 13 has been flexed out of Sunday night in favor of Patriots-Texans. No announcement on new kickoff time in Baltimore.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Staff Writer 

PATRIOTS 14, BRONCOS 7 (halftime): Patriots used early Broncos mistakes, including a shanked punt by Britton Colquitt and an interception by Brock Osweiler after his arm was hit during the throw, for touchdown drives of 47 and 15 yards. Broncos narrowed the gap with a second-quarter scoring drive.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

PATRIOTS 14, BRONCOS 7 (halftime): The Patriots got off to a fast start to take a 14-0 lead, before the Broncos got back into the game late in the second quarter with a touchdown drive aided by the Patriots losing starting linebacker Donta Hightower to a knee injury for the final two plays of that march. Hightower, who is leading the defensive huddle and is a three-down player, is questionable to return with a knee injury. The Patriots get the ball to open the second half after winning the opening toss.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots LB Donta Hightower left for the locker room at the 2-minute warning after sustaining what appeared to be a leg injury on the Broncos touchdown drive late in the second quarter. Hightower is calling the defensive signals and leading the huddle tonight. He is a three-down player. In his absence, Jonathan Freeny bumps up to the No. 1 role, followed by Jerod Mayo.

Roethlisberger in concussion protocol

QB Ben Roethlisberger was placed in the concussion protocol Sunday after not playing at the end of the Steelers' loss in Seattle. Story

Carroll: We're going to miss Graham

Seattle coach Pete Carroll and QB Russell Wilson both say how difficult it will be to replace Jimmy Graham, who was lost for the season with a torn patellar tendon.


Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots lead the Broncos 7-0 after the first quarter and a fast start was the key. The kickoff coverage unit got it started, then the defense forced the Broncos into a three-and-out, turning it over to the offense. Four plays later, Rob Gronkowski was in the end zone and the team had an early 7-0 lead. One of the key plays of the opening quarter was Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler taking a 14-yard sack on third down to push Denver out of field-goal range.