DENVER — The Denver Broncos stayed on top of the New England Patriots by holding on to a 29-28 victory Sunday, holding them to four field goals and forcing five turnovers while allowing just two touchdowns.QB Mark Sanchez threw for 274 yards and three touchdowns, including the game-winning score with 5:43 left in the first half.
He was 22 of 34 passing for 248 yards and two touchdowns with one interception and a fumble recovery.
New England’s Brandon LaFell was sacked six times, the most in the league.
The Broncos allowed New England to score just one point on the ground all day.
They also held New England scoreless in the fourth quarter, and it took only two plays for New England quarterback Jacoby Brissett to score on a 6-yard touchdown pass to tight end Aaron Dobson with 2:13 remaining.
The game-tying field goal gave the Broncos a 14-7 lead.
Brissett was sacked twice more, but still was able to complete 14 of 21 passes for 208 yards and a touchdown.
Brassard was sacked on three of the first four possessions and was sacked again four plays into the second quarter.
Britton was sacked three more times in the third quarter, but he threw a TD pass to Nate Washington and two more for touchdowns in the final 4:04.
Brittany Toilolo added two scores for New York, which had been without quarterback Jake Locker, who suffered a season-ending hip injury against the Jets.
The Patriots have won two straight, and were favored in each game until Brady injured his shoulder against the Steelers.
Brady and New England traded scores after Brady was sacked by Brisset in the second half and Brady fumbled the ball in the end zone, allowing Brissette to score.
Brissell threw two touchdowns in that first quarter, the first of which came on a 1-yard run.
He finished with 14 yards rushing.
Brisson was sacked seven times in that second half, but his three interceptions were tied for the second most in a game by a rookie quarterback.
Brison made one of two field goals in the game and missed on a 43-yarder that would have put New England up 10-10.
Brides threw a 28-yard field goal on the ensuing possession to give New England a 13-10 lead.
The ball bounced off the upright and went into the endzone.
Brills hit Dobson on a 23-yard pass to set up a 2-point conversion with 4:28 remaining in the period.
Bridsett completed a 16-yard TD pass with 6:14 remaining to give the Patriots a 21-17 lead.
That was the last score in regulation of the game.
Brillissett had two touchdowns and ran for another, the second of which was his first career touchback.
Brizell completed 15 of 27 passes for 166 yards and was intercepted by Locker in the fifth quarter.
Brady returned the ensuing kickoff for a TD and the game, but the Broncos had a field goal blocked on their next drive.
Bratton threw a 39-yard strike to Dobson for a touchdown with 2 minutes and 10 seconds left in regulation.
The play came after Brissets fumble that was recovered by the Patriots and returned for a score.
It was the first field goal Brady had attempted since Dec. 23, 2014.
The game was the fourth time in five weeks Brady has missed time with a concussion.
Brandsick had a sack on Brady in the sixth quarter, bringing the Patriots’ total to five.
Bristsett had a touchdown run with 11:56 left in overtime to give Denver a 10-9 lead.