4 major takeaways from the Broncos vs. Patriots matchup in Week 6

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The Denver Broncos and New England Patriots faced off during the Week 6 slate of the 2020 NFL season.

Both teams experienced a real struggle when it came to establishing a rhythm offensively. The Broncos converted on four field-goal attempts in the opening half while the Patriots made just one— setting up a 12-3 lead for Denver.

It wasn’t until the 8:31 mark of the fourth quarter that either team scored a touchdown. This occurred when Cam Newton crossed the goal-line on a one-yard run but the Patriots came up empty on the two-point conversion. New England fced an 18-9 deficit at this point.

The Patriots had a chance to pull off a game-winning drive in this game. Facing an 18-12 deficit with 0:59 left to play, Newton threw an incomplete pass on 4th & 10 from the Broncos’ 24-yard line— resulting in a turnover on downs and subsequently ending the game with 18-12 being the score.

Both the Broncos and Patriots now hold a 2-3 record through five games. Next up for New England features a matchup with the San Francisco 49ers. Meanwhile, Denver has to take on the reigning Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs.

With that being said, let’s take a look at four major takeaways from the Denver Broncos vs. New England Patriots matchup in Week 6 of the 2020 NFL season.