The New England Patriots played to win on Sunday against the Denver Broncos. Overall, the offense had a slow start. However, the defense was able to keep Denver out of the end zone for the entire game. One player, Logan Ryan, emerged as the player of the game.

Momentum-changing Interception

In the first half, Logan Ryan intercepted the Broncos quarterback, Trevor Simian, in the red zone and returned the ball to the Denver 46-yard line. This play gave the Patriots offense the momentum they needed to take the ball down the field for a LeGarrette Blount touchdown.

@TrevorSiemian is PICKED OFF by @RealLoganRyan.

Going the other way! #Patriots https://t.co/ZWXROEAfbF

— NFL (@NFL) December 18, 2016

This interception earned Logan Ryan the star of the game this week. After the game, Ryan told reporters, “How (the Broncos) ended our year last year, man, this was definitely a personal game for us. I don’t care what anyone says. We wanted to come out and play well.” The Patriots did play well as the defense kept Denver out of the endzone and forced three turnovers on the day.

Ryan further remarked, “We’ve been doubted all year. They (the media) said we sucked. We heard about their secondary and their defense. We wanted to come out and prove something.”

Now, it sure does not look like this defense sucks. They have allowed just 16.6 points per game this season. This number is better than both Seattle and Denver. With just two games left of the season, the defense looks to maintain its confidence. We are on to the Jets.