DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 18: Quarterback Tim Tebow #15 of the Denver Broncos gets sacked by defensive end Mark Anderson #95 of the New England Patriots at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on December 18, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Patriots 41, Broncos 23: Brady Time Triumphs Over Tebow Time, Pats Win Big

Rest in peace, Tebow Time. Tom Brady threw for 320 yards and two scores to lead the New England Patriots past Tim Tebow (93 rushing yards, 2 TDs) and the Denver Broncos, 41-23, on Sunday afternoon at Mile High Stadium in Denver.

  • Live
41 Total Updates since December 12, 2011
  • Important 4
  • Updates 32
  • Articles 9
  • All Updates 41

Broncos-Patriots TV Ratings: Week 15 NFL Match Up Earns 19.5 Overnight Mark

Despite not getting the late-game heroics in Sunday's 41-23 New England Patriots victory over the Denver Broncos, the Week 15 NFL match up still did extremely well in the TV ratings. According to Austin Karp of Sports Business Daily, the late-game contest received a 19.5 overnight rating, which not only was the highest for a CBS NFL game this season, but was the best mark in four years.

Of course, the build up to the highly anticipated match up between the Pats, who featured star quarterback Tom Brady and head coach Bill Belichick, and the Broncos, who featured the unexplained magic of quarterback Tim Tebow, earned some early-game eye balls.

The game could have earned a better rating if the New York Jets and Philadelphia Eagles broadcast was slotted at a different time or NBC was able to flex the Broncos-Patriots game in the Sunday night slot. If that had happened, then the New England-Denver contest would have had two more major TV markets watching.

Just imagine what the ratings would have been then?

For more on the two teams, check out Denver Broncos blog Mile High Report and New England Patriots blog Pats Pulpit.


NFL Playoff Scenarios: Patriots Lock Up Division, But Not First-Round Bye

The New England Patriots defeated the Denver Broncos 41-23 Sunday. Here's how the victory affected the Patriots' AFC playoff picture.


Patriots Vs. Broncos Injury Report: Patrick Chung Out; Devin McCourty In

The New England Patriots Week 15 injury report is out, and for the fourth straight week safety Patrick Chung will miss game with a foot injury. Chung will more than likely be replaced by rookie Sterling Moore, who has started for the Patriots before. Also, despite practicting all week offensive lineman Dan Connolly will be inactive with a groin injury.

Other incatives for the Pats include: linebackers Dan Fletcher (thumb) and Brandon Spikes (knee), running back Shane Vereen, who be replaced by Kevin Faulk, and quarterback Ryan Mallett (healthy scratch).

However, the Patriots will have a few players returning from injuries, as center Ryan Wendell and corner back Devin McCourty will be active.

Key players missing the game for the Broncos will be: safeties Brian Dawkins (neck) and David Bruton (Achilles),

For more coverage of Patriots Vs. Broncos, stay tuned to our storystream. For more New England Patriots coverage, visit our team page and blog, Pats Pulpit.


Patriots Vs. Broncos: Game Time, TV Schedule, Radio Streaming And More

The New England Patriots (10-3) visit the Denver Broncos (8-5) Sunday in a much anticipated Week 15 NFL match up. For those who can't attend the game in person, here's the games' television and radio information.

Log In Sign Up

Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Boston

You must be a member of SB Nation Boston to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Boston. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Boston

You must be a member of SB Nation Boston to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Boston. You should read them.




Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.