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From the archives | 2009

Patriots collapse against Josh McDaniels-led Broncos

DENVER - The good folk of the Mile High City yesterday boasted of a team still alive in the Major League Baseball playoffs and a surprising squad still among the undefeated in the National Football League. Sadly, Bostonians were unable to make the same claim after the Angels swept the Red Sox in three games and the Broncos handed the Patriots a 20-17 overtime loss and a ticket back to Beantown.

In a game that commemorated the 50th anniversary of the American Football League - Denver beat the Boston Patriots, 13-10, at BU Field Sept. 9, 1960 in the league’s first game - the Patriots failed to pin their third opponent in as many weeks with its first loss of the season.

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