Broncos Vs. Patriots: New England Goes Three-And-Out For First Time

Trying to build on their two touchdown lead with just more than six minutes left in the first half after forcing yet another Denver Broncos punt, the New England Patriots went three-and-out for the first time in the AFC Divisional Round of the playoffs.

SI.com: Live Broncos-Patriots box score

A Tom Brady incompletion on first down, followed by a three-yard run by BenJarvus Green Ellis on second down and an incomplete deep ball on third down led to Zoltan Mesko's second punt of the night, a 38-yarder to pin the Broncos on their 11, more difficult starting position for Tim Tebow and the boys as they try to rally and close the 21-7 deficit with less than five minutes on the clock

For more on the two teams, check out Denver Broncos blog Mile High Report and New England Patriots blog Pats Pulpit. For more coverage of the NFL Playoffs, head over toSB Nation's NFL news hub.

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