The Denver Broncos beat the New England Patriots 37-16 on Sunday, their first win of the season in the divisional round.
Quarterback Tyrod Taylor completed 26 of 38 passes for 317 yards and two touchdowns as the Patriots won for the fifth time in their last six games.
Trey Flowers ran for 121 yards and a touchdown and the Patriots got a big win on a road trip against a Denver team that is currently 2-6.
Broncos coach Mike Shanahan said his team “worked hard” in the game and they were “pretty much able to come out and play our game.”
But the Patriots were not able to overcome a sluggish start from quarterback Peyton Manning and a poor performance by running back Dion Lewis, who went for nine yards on five carries.
The Broncos (6-5) have lost five of their last seven games.
The Patriots (4-8) are in the process of clinching a playoff spot, but the Denver defense is in big trouble.
Lewis caught a touchdown pass in the second quarter and had two touchdowns in the first half as the Broncos held the Broncos to a combined 17 points.
The win moved New England past the Miami Dolphins (7-5), who host the Atlanta Falcons in the wild-card round on Thursday.
The Patriots have not won a playoff game since 2011.