Peyton Manning threw for 438 yards, but most of those came after the Patriots rolled to a 20-point halftime lead on their way to a surprisingly lopsided win over the favored Broncos.
Wes Welker swears he doesn’t dwell on his costly drop in the Super Bowl two years ago that could have sealed New England’s win over the New York Giants and made up for losing to them four years earlier.
It’s debatable whether the 2013 New England Patriots season was a success or a failure, but it certainly wasn’t boring.
Thanks to big games by running back LaGarrette Blount and linebacker Jamie Collins, the New England Patriots are in the AFC Championship Game once again.
The 2013 season might be the best performance of Bill Belichick’s coaching career.