The Denver Broncos and the New England Patriots will kick off Week 12 of the 2015 NFL season at the Sports Authority Field in Mile High, Denver. Both teams have represented the AFC in the last two Super Bowls and will meet again on Sunday Night Football.
Denver will be looking to hand New England their first loss of the season, while attempting to firmly establish their club as a contender to get back to the Super Bowl. The Patriots had remained unbeaten with a win last Monday versus the Buffalo Bills. Their last two matches have been decided by a a total of eight points, a long way from their strong per-game margin of 16.6 points during their first eight wins of the season.
New England manifested its vulnerable side for the second week in a row, but ended up winning thanks to a strong defensive effort. Despite that, they extended their winning streak to 13 games that dates back to 2014's postseason. A victory over the Denver, coupled with a New York Jets loss in Miami, would give the Patriots their seventh straight AFC East crown. It would also tie them with the Los Angeles Rams for the longest streak in NFL history in 1973 up to 1979, according to SB Nation.
Furthermore, the Patriots are not only undefeated, they have also outscored their opponents by 141 points on the current season. However, the Denver Broncos may still have a chance at defeating them. The Patriots will be heading to the match with injuries to key offensive starters such as Nate Solder, Julian Edelman, and Dion Lewis. Before that, Bleacher Report noted that both the Buffalo Bills and New York Giants gave them tough games.
While the Patriots have won five of their last six games against the Broncos, this will be the first regular-season game played between them in the latter's home court since 2011. Their upcoming Sunday Night Football match will kick off on Sunday at 8:30 p.m. It will be broadcast on the NBC Sports channel and will be streamed online on NBC Sports Live Extra.
The online live stream of the Patriots vs. Broncos game will be available on tablets by downloading the NBC Sports Live Extra app for Android and iOS (iPad). Applications are also available that will allow users to watch the game on set-top devices like Apple TV and Roku. Because of certain contractual agreements set by the league, live streaming NFL games on smartphones are currently not possible.
Football fans can also follow the match on their laptop or desktop computers via FOX Sports Go. International viewers can check out the game by heading to NFL Game Pass. Those who want to keep tabs on the Sunday Night Football game by listening to it online can go to CBS Local's 98.5 FM radio station.