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- Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick notches the first perfect score in HeadCoachRanking.com history. This was a dominant performance.
- The Patriots did not make a single mistake in any phase of the game tonight. Their special teams created the early advantage, their defense was sound all night, and their offense never gave the Broncos any daylight by being able to score quickly while being able to control the ball and run clock when necessary.
- The Patriots did not commit any turnovers and committed only one penalty. Their special teams blocked a punt, recovered a muffed punt, and had a kickoff return for a TD.
- The Patriots offensive game plan was to stay away from the Broncos excellent corners Aqib Talib and Chris Harris, and to throw to the backs and TEs. The Broncos never adjusted, and let Patriots QB Tom Brady get too comfortable in the pocket by trying to rush only four most of the night.