The New England Patriots scored another touchdown pushing their lead to 28-7 after a long touchdown catch by Deion Branch, but the Denver Broncos got the football back. Running back Lance Ball was able to pick up 5 yards on a first down run. On the very next play, Tim Tebow rolled out to his left to escape the rush and put the football right into Lance Ball's hands, but the running back simply just dropped the football, which would have put the Broncos in third and short.
On third down Tebow threw a pass to Demaryius Thomas, but the pass fell incomplete putting the Broncos at fourth down. With just over a minute left in the game, the Broncos punted the ball back to New England.