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Broncos vs. Patriots: Denver goes down to defeat in New England

Peyton Manning threw for 345 yards and three tochdowns, but three Broncos turnovers helped the New England Patriots to a 31-21 win in Foxboro.

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John Fox eager to fix Broncos' woes

Broncos head coach John Fox is bothered by his team's inability to get going on both sides of the ball until late in the second half.

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Manning confident in teammates after fumbles

Denver quarterback Peyton Manning told Broncos teammates Demaryius Thomas and Willis McGahee he's with them despite their fumbles in a 31-21 loss to the New England Patriots on Sunday.

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Demaryius Thomas fumbles again in key spot

Despite a big game in Foxboro, concerns still linger about Demaryius Thomas' ball control, after he lost another fumble.

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McGahee takes blame for loss

Willis McGahee tweeted after Denver's loss to the New England Patriots that the loss should be put on 'his shoulders.'

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Keith Brooking concussed in loss

Keith Brooking suffered a concussion during Denver's Week 5 loss to the New England Patriots.

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Denver fans frustrated with slow starts after loss

The Denver Broncos fell to the New England Patriots 31-21 on Sunday, dropping to 2-3 on the season and further dampening the optimism that had built during the preseason.

The Patriots raced to a 31-7 lead before the Broncos offense came alive, with several blown third-down chances and turnovers in the second half dooming the comeback attempt. Peyton Manning passed for 345 yards and three touchdowns, yet Denver's slow start was too much for the veteran to overcome on the road.

Sayre Bedinger of Mile High Report feels the slow starts are one of the major factors to the team's struggles this season:

Denver has had a really bad habit of this season of starting slow, which isn't anything new to any of us, and that has to change. The Broncos looked like they were going to get out to a quick 7-0 lead before Demaryius Thomas lost his third fumble in as many games.

Even against the Raiders, the Broncos were up just 10-6 at the half before completely dominating the second half. I suppose if we get out of the first half of a game with a lead, we should pretty much consider it lights out for the opposing team.

The Broncos travel to San Diego for a key division game against the Chargers on Monday Night Football on Oct. 15.

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Broncos beaten on the road by Patriots, 31-21

New England's offense was in top form in an impressive victory over Denver on Sunday in Foxboro, Mass.

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Broncos face 31-14 deficit after 3 quarters

The New England Patriots have a 31-14 lead over the Denver Broncos after three quarters of play at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass.

The Patriots used a 1-yard touchdown run by Tom Brady to extend their lead to three scores, after the Broncos were unable to stop the Patriots on a third-and-17 play earlier in the drive. Danny Woodhead took advantage of a Broncos defense that was clearly expecting the pass, and rushed for 19 yards to move the chains. That was a huge play for New England, extending the possession and getting into Denver territory in the process.

Following a Peyton Manning's fumble while being sacked by Rob Ninkovich, New England would add another score, with Stevan Ridley diving into the endzone just 18 seconds after the previous touchdown.

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Denver went most of the quarter without a first down, but finally got one with just over four minutes remaining. That kickstarted the offense a bit, as Manning connected with Demaryius Thomas for gains of 20 and 38 yards, setting up a 7-yard scoring pass to Eric Decker.

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Broncos trail Patriots by 2 scores at halftime

The New England Patriots hold a 17-7 halftime lead over the Denver Broncos at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass. The Patriots outgained the Broncos by nearly 100 yards in the half, with Tom Brady's stellar effort leading the way.

Brady completed 17 of 20 passes for 165 yards and a score against Denver's defense, while running back Stevan Ridley gained 70 yards on 13 carries. Brady's 8-yard touchdown pass to Wes Welker nearly 12 minutes into the first quarter opened the scoring. The Broncos answered back in the second quarter, as Peyton Manning found tight end Joel Dreessen for a 1-yard score to knot the game at seven apiece.

New England put together a 14-play, 80-yard drive following Denver's touchdown, and running back Shane Vereen capped it off with a 1-yard run to put the Patriots back in the driver's seat. The Pats then embarked on another long drive, getting a field goal from Stephen Gostkowski to make it a two score game right before halftime.

Denver had a golden opportunity to get on the board first, as Manning hit Demaryius Thomas for a 43-yard gain to the New England 10-yard line. However, Thomas fumbled on the play, and it was recovered by the Patriots' Sterling Moore.

Manning completed 13 of 18 passes for 137 yards and a touchdown in the opening half.

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Knowshon Moreno continues to sit for Broncos

The Denver Broncos declared running back Knowshon Moreno out for yet another game. Backup quarterback Caleb Hanie is also inactive.

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Chris Kuper practices, may start for Broncos

The Denver offensive line hopes to get a boost from Kuper returning to the field.

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TE's Aaron Hernandez, Rob Gronkowski questionable

The Patriots have 15 players listed on their Friday injury report.

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D.J. Williams suspended 3 more games by NFL

The Broncos linebacker will be suspended for an additional three games following a conviction on a drunk driving charge in August.

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Broncos activate Virgil Green from suspended list

The Broncos tight end was activated after serving a four game suspension for violation of the league's substance abuse policy.

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Chris Kuper listed as probable vs. Patriots

Broncos guard Chris Kuper is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Patriots, marking the first game he'd potentially play since breaking his arm in the preseason.

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Tight ends take center stage against Patriots

Joel Dreessen and Jacob Tamme have almost combined for more production than the entire 2011 Broncos tight end corps.

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Broncos guard Chris Kuper practiced Thursday

Denver Broncos guard Chris Kuper participated in a full practice Thursday for the first time during the 2012 regular season.

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Who are the experts picking in Manning vs. Brady?

NFL experts weigh in on who they think will win the week 5 matchup between the Broncos and Patriots

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So far, Broncos look healthy heading into Sunday

The Broncos released their first injury report of the week on Wednesday, and the team looks relatively healthy at this point.

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Patriots favored by over a touchdown over Broncos

The New England Patriots look like they will be favored by more than a touchdown when they host the Denver Broncos in the latest episode of the Tom Brady-Peyton Manning duel in Week 5 on Sunday.

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Broncos break into top half of NFL power rankings

With a 30-for-38 passing performance for 338 yards and three touchdowns, Peyton Manning helped win over some of the doubters the Broncos had accrued with back-to-back losses in Weeks 2 and 3.

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