New England Patriots: The Top 5 Moments Of The 2014 Season

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Nov 2, 2014; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman (11) carries the ball for a run back touchdown during the second quarter against the Denver Broncos at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

1. Brady Beats Peyton Again

Come on, could it be anything else?

When these two rivals met for the 16th time, I think we all expected a tough game between two of the best quarterbacks to ever suit up. Instead, we got the Patriots handing it to the Broncos, as New England sent yet another message to the league, this time proving they were the best in the AFC.

It was close early, but a 24-point outburst in the second quarter really put this thing away, as the Pats went into halftime with a 27-7 lead. New England’s defense was dominant, the offense could not be stopped, and in what was arguably the play of the year for the Patriots, Julian Edelman and the special-teams contributed with a huge 84-yard punt return in the first half to put home team up by 13 points.

As we march towards the postseason, and matchups are dissected to no end, just go back and reflect on this game, and I promise you will feel a lot better. New England dominated the “unbeatable” Denver Broncos, and once again, Tom Brady proved once again he will never be eclipsed by Peyton Manning.