NFL Power Rankings: Panthers rise, Patriots fall in Week 13

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Nov 29, 2015; Denver, CO, USA;New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) reacts during the second half against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos won 30-24. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports


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This was a game that was always going to test Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. The battle of the No. 1 pass defense and the No. 1 pass offense went to the home game in what turned out to be a highly entertaining game.

Injuries have piled up for the Patriots on offense. After losing Dion Lewis for the season, Brady has watched all of his weapons go down it seems. Julian Edelman will likely be out for the rest of the regular season, and the man ready to step up in his place, Danny Amedola missed the Denver game with a knee injury.

Then the worst thing possible happened to the Patriots. Well, second worst thing possible. Rob Gronkowski went down. But the reports suggest his knee injury is just minor, and at worst he will miss a couple of games.

This was always going to be a tough contest, but without so many weapons on offense it was that much tougher.

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