on football Bill Belichick’s OT gamble paid off ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff Tom Brady looked at the jumbotron before the Patriots faced the Broncos Sunday night. Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff Former Patriot Wes Welker spoke with New England owner Robert Kraft before the game. Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning and backup Brock Osweiler ran onto the field. Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff Brady threw a 7-yard reception to Kenbrell Thompkins in the first quarter. Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff Chandler Jones sacked Manning for a 10-yard loss. Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff Montee Ball ran up the middle for a 16-yard gain. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Brady fumbled the ball as he was hit. Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff Stevan Ridley fended off Chris Harris Jr. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Welker caught a pass but was brought down by Dont'a Hightower just short of first down. Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff Knowshon Moreno did a celebratory dance after a 2-yard rushing touchdown. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Von Miller (second from right) headed for the end zone after recovering a first-quarter fumble by Ridley (not pictured). Jim Davis/Globe Staff Miller was able to score on the turnover. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Ball left Devin McCourty in his wake as he went for a first down. Jim Davis/Globe Staff LeGarrette Blount fumbled the ball. The Broncos turned three turnovers in the first quarter into 17 points. Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff The Patriots' Brandon Bolden ran for 38 yards in the second quarter. Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff Julian Edelman had a 43-yard reception in the third quarter. The Patriots began to rally after a 24-point deficit at halftime. Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff Rob Gronkowski hauled in a 6-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Montee Ball (not pictured) fumbled the ball, and the Patriots were able to recover it. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Patriots fans erupted as Edelman headed to the end zone in the second half. Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff Danny Amendola and Brady reacted after Edelman's 14-yard touchdown reception. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Brady (left) and James Develin celebrated a fourth-quarter touchdown pass to Edelman. Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff Edelman was tackled by Quentin Jammer after a 4-yard reception in the fourth quarter. Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff Von Miller was unable to come up with the interception as he bobbled the ball during fourth-quarter action. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Welker couldn't hold onto the ball as he was about to be hit by linebacker Jamie Collins in overtime. Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff C.J. Anderson recovered a fumble in front of Joe Vellano. Jim Davis/Globe Staff The ball hit off of Tony Carter on an overtime punt by the Patriots, who were able to recover it. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Nate Ebner (left) leaped in celebration after he recovered the punt that went off of the Broncos' Tony Carter (not pictured). Jim Davis/Globe Staff Stephen Gostkowski pumped his fist he watched his game-winning field goal clear the crossbar. Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff Shane Vereen ran off the field after he and the Patriots had a comeback victory over the Broncos. Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff Edelman high-fived the End Zone Militia. The Patriots took a 34-31 win at Gillette Stadium in overtime.