On offense, the Patriots continue to churn out long drives. Quarterback Tom Brady is having arguably his best game of the year, and capped off the Patriots first scoring drive with a one yard touchdown run. After a Rob Ninkovich strip sack of Peyton Manning the ensuing drive, Stevan Ridley then punched the ball into the end zone to give the Patriots a 31-7 lead.
Of course, as Patriots fans know, things are never over for a Peyton Manning quarterback team. Manning took the Broncos down the field with ease on the next drive, and cut the Patriots lead to 31-14.
The Patriots are driving to start the fourth quarter, and another score would certainly make things more comfortable. If there was a comfortable against Peyton Manning. Which there isn't.