McManus' Six FGs Are Enough In The Broncos 18-12 Win Over The Patriots


Denver Broncos kicker Brandon McManus (8) makes one of six field goals in an 18-12 win over the New England Patriots on Sunday. (Photo: Billie Weiss/Getty Images)

Denver Broncos kicker Brandon McManus (8) makes one of six field goals in an 18-12 win over the New England Patriots on Sunday. (Photo: Billie Weiss/Getty Images)

Brandon McManus set a Denver Broncos record by making six field goals and the defense came up with three takeaways in the Broncos 18-12 win over the New England Patriots on Sunday at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough.

McManus broke the team's previous record of five with a 54-yarder with 37 seconds left in the third quarter. That gave the Broncos an 18-3 lead and, seemingly, control of the game at the same time.

But the Patriots came back to make it interesting.

Quarterback Cam Newton scored on a one-yard touchdown run with 8:31 left in the game. After the two-point conversion failed, the Patriots intercepted Broncos quarterback Drew Lock and turned that into Nick Folk's 38-yard field goal to make it 18-12 with 3:23 to go.

Another interception gave New England the ball back but the Broncos defense held on a 4th-and-10 pass that fell incomplete.

Quarterback Drew Lock returned from the shoulder injury he suffered against the Steelers in week two. Lock completed 10-of-24 passes for 189 yards and the two interceptions.

The Broncos also got running back Phillip Lindsay back in the lineup after a sustaining turf toe in the season opener on September 14.

Lindsay rushed for 101 yards on 23 carries.

The Broncos are 2-3 and host the Chiefs on Sunday, October 25. Coverage starts at 8 a.m. MDT on KOA NewsRadio 850 AM and 94.1 FM.

Below are KOA postgame interviews with Voice of the Broncos Dave Logan and (in order) Broncos quarterback Drew Lock, kicker Brandon McManus and head coach Vic Fangio and highlights.

Broncos-Patriots KOA postgame interviews with Drew Lock, Brandon McManus and Vic Fangio