The New England Patriots continued their winning ways against the Denver Broncos in Week 5, winning relatively easily by a score of 31-21. While the Pats ended up winning by just 10 points, they were in complete control offensively and held Denver to just one touchdown until late in the third quarter.
SB Nation's Patriots blog, Pats Pulpit, was very pleased with the win. As they explained in their game reaction, no individual player really had a bad game.
When it's all said and done, the 31-21 victory over the Broncos was a pretty well-rounded victory and was ultimately a complete game for this group.
I suppose you could nitpick cornerback Devin McCourty for allowing some big plays or even find fault with tight end Daniel Fells for dropping a couple of passes-but overall, this was the most well-rounded victory on the season for the Patriots.
It really is tough to find a blemish from Sunday. The Patriots turned the ball over just one time, forced Denver into three takeaways, gained 444 yards of total offense and set a franchise record with 35 first downs. Tom Brady continued to tear up opposing secondaries, while Stevan Ridley had another week with triple-digit rushing yards.
New England will head to Seattle next weekend for an intriguing road matchup with the Seahawks.