Round 15 for the right to go to Super Bowl XLVIII.
Not much selling needed for this one…
2:50: CBS’ opening is of WrestleMania quality. Features the Berlin Wall.
3:00: ITS ON, IT IS ON!!!
3:05 – Three and out for the Pats. Peyton time.
3:11 – Denver is rubbing picks already near midfield. Punt time after a Manning overthrow.
3:17 – Brady tries a third and short bomb to Matthew Slater (!?!!?). Incomplete. Another punt….
3:25 – Captain Checkdown leads Denver to a field goal.
BRONCOS 3, PATRIOTS 0
3:40 – Brady misses on a long throw to Edelman but drive’s real killer is a bogus pick interference call against the Pats. Rich considering Denver does it religiously.
END OF FIRST QUARTER: BRONCOS 3, PATRIOTS 0
3:50 – Just like last year, Talib suffers an injury. This time, thanks to a pick by Wes Welker.
3:56 – Jacob Tamme scores as Broncos cap 15 play, 93-yard drive. Trouble looms for Patriots.
BRONCOS 10, PATRIOTS 0
4:10 – After long Denver drive, Pats answer but Brady is sacked on third down. Cue Gostkowski.
BRONCOS 10, PATRIOTS 3
4:19 – Denver is just running a train down the field without Talib.
4:25 – Despite Peyton’s best wishes, Fox calls for a field goal on 4th. Can’t be feeling good if you’re a Pats fan.
4:31: Halftime has arrived with the Pats down 10. Peyton is sharp, Brady is not or he has crappy receivers.
HALFTIME: BRONCOS 13, PATRIOTS 3
4:50 – New England’s defense = Swiss cheese. No talent.
5:10 – New England gets ball back and drives into Denver territory…but Brady gets sacked on 4th and 2 deep in Broncos territory. Ball game.
5:35 – Pats get the ball back and take forever and a day to score. Brady to Edelman.
BRONCOS 23, PATRIOTS 10
5:55 – Teams trade scores. This is like watching Caddyshack II.
BRONCOS 26, PATRIOTS 16
6:10 – The end.
FINAL: BRONCOS 26, PATRIOTS 16