The Denver Broncos (2-3) defeated the New England Patriots (2-3) 18-12 in Week 6 of the 2020 NFL season on Sunday afternoon.
The Broncos’ defense harassed the Patriots’ offense, totaling two interceptions, four sacks and four forced fumbles. New England quarterback Cam Newton finished the day with a 51.6 passer rating, his lowest of the season. Newton is now 0-4 against Denver in his career.
Broncos quarterback Drew Lock looked healthy in his first game back from a shoulder injury but he threw two interceptions in the fourth quarter, allowing the Patriots to get back into the game. Denver’s offense also had multiple drives stall in the red zone — Lock delivered several catchable passes in the end zone that his receivers failed to haul in.
Broncos running backs Phillip Lindsay and Royce Freeman stepped up with Melvin Gordon sidelined with an illness. Lindsay totaled 101 rushing yards and Freeman added 26 yards on the ground.
With the offense failing to convert red zone trips into touchdowns, kicker Brandon McManus had a career day, converting six field goal attempts, accounting for all 18 of Denver’s points.
Up next for the Broncos is a home game vs. the Kansas City Chiefs.