Patriots stun Broncos, 34-31, in overtime

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FOXBOROUGH — Tom Brady and Peyton Manning added another chapter to their storied rivalry at frigid Gillette Stadium Sunday night. And in a game with 10 fumbles and seven turnovers, a blunder on special teams in overtime was a fitting end to a clash of superstar quarterbacks and AFC behemoths.

Wes Welker called for a fair catch on Ryan Allen’s punt, but the ball hit the ground and bounced off the Broncos’ Tony Carter. The Patriots’ Nate Ebner recovered at the Denver 13 and two plays later, Stephen Gostkowski kicked a 31-yard field goal for an improbable 34-31 victory for the Patriots.

Brady was 34 of 50 for 344 yards with three touchdowns. Manning was 19 of 36 for 150 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. Manning got plenty of help from running back Knowshon Moreno, who went for 224 yards on 37 carries with a touchdown.

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