WORSTS Hill­man no help as Den­ver of­fense strug­gles to score

The Denver Post - - SPORTS - Nick Groke, The Den­ver Post

Ron­nie Hill­man ran for only 16 yards on 11 car­ries. But it was when he didn’t have the ball that he re­ally hurt the Bron­cos. Hill­man watched Pey­ton Man­ning’s lat­eral in the first quar­ter drop to the ground, not re­al­iz­ing it was a lat­eral. Pa­tri­ots linebacker Jonathan Freeney re­cov­ered the ball, and New Eng­land scored its first touch­down Sun­day just two plays later.

Plenty of punts. Den­ver had 161 to­tal yards in the first half but was held to 83 yards in the se­cond half. The pa­rade of punts put a lot of pres­sure on Den­ver’s de­fense to res­cue the team, and it did just that.

Safety in­juries. T.J. Ward (an­kle) and Dar­ian Ste­wart (knee) left the game dur­ing the se­cond half with in­juries, forc­ing Josh Bush and Shiloh Keo into duty.

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