Well, the Patriots fumbled the first quarter away. Literally.
The Patriots had a fumble on each of their first three possessions Sunday night. The first, a Ridley fumble, was recovered by Von Miller for a touchdown. The next drive was a Tom Brady strip sack, recovered by Denver inside the Patriots' ten yard line. The third was a LeGarrette Blount mishandle, also recovered in Patriots territory.
All three fumbles resulted in a combined 17 points for the Broncos. As a result, the Patriots trail the Broncos 17-0 early in the second quarter. And that's about all you need to know from this game thus far.
This one could get out of hand quickly.