Nov 30, 2015 7:16 AM
Patriots end undefeated season with OT loss to Broncos: Gronk left game with knee injury
The Associated Press
There is just one unbeaten team remaining in the NFL.
The Denver Broncos have ended the New England Patriots' perfect run by defeating the Pats 30-24 on C.J. Anderson's 48-yard touchdown with 2:28 gone in overtime. The Patriots entered the game with a 10-0 record before Anderson torched them for 115 yards on 15 carries, including a 15-yard TD in the fourth quarter. Anderson's first touchdown ignited a 17-point run that put the Broncos ahead 24-21, but the Patriots forced overtime on Stephen Gostkowski's 47-yard field goal as regulation expired.
New England had a comfortable 21-7 lead following Tom Brady's 63-yard scoring strike to Brandon Bolden early in the fourth quarter. Brady was 23 of 42 for 280 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions while playing through a rainstorm that turned into snow in the second half.
Brock Osweiler also was 23 of 42 and finished with 269 yards, one touchdown and one interception to help the AFC West leaders improve to 9-2. Osweiler is 2-0 as a starter since replacing the injured Peyton Manning.
Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski injured his right knee with 2:49 left in regulation and was carted off. There was no immediate word on his status.
The outcome leaves the 11-0 Carolina Panthers as the NFL's last unbeaten squad.