Von Miller up and down in Broncos' win

C.J. Anderson, Jabaal Sheard earn game balls for Broncos, Patriots (1:09)

Broncos NFL Nation reporter Jeff Legwold and Patriots reporter Mike Reiss gave game balls to Broncos running back C.J. Anderson and Patriots defensive end Jabaal Sheard after Denver's 30-24 overtime win. (1:09)

DENVER -- A look at Denver Broncos players who were "up" and those who were "down" in Sunday's overtime win over the New England Patriots:


C.J. Anderson: Anderson was the hammer in the Broncos' offense with 113 rushing yards, including a 48-yard touchdown romp in overtime that gave the Broncos the win. It fueled what was a 179-yard rushing day for the Broncos that allowed Denver to hold the ball for 36 minutes, 31 seconds in the game.

Brock Osweiler: Two starts, two wins and Broncos are now 9-2 and back in the AFC's home-field advantage conversation. Osweiler does hold the ball too long at times and takes too many sacks because of it, but he has been composed, confident and prepared. He finished Sunday's win 23-of-42 passing for 270 yards with a touchdown and an interception.

Broncos defense: The group held the Patriots to 39 yards rushing -- Derek Wolfe was particularly effective with eight tackles. And while Tom Brady did Tom Brady things at times, the Broncos forced a three-and-out, including a sack by Von Miller to open overtime and set the stage for the Broncos' game-winning drive.


Von Miller: Miller is the kind of impact player who can be up and down in the same game. And Sunday was one of those nights. Miller's overtime sack was one of the game's biggest plays at the biggest time, but his roughing-the-passer penalty just after halftime was the kind of maddening play that has cost the Broncos' defense at times this season. Brady was already on the ground when Miller flopped on top of him, drawing the flag.

Injuries: In a season that has already seen quarterback Peyton Manning, linebacker DeMarcus Ware and left tackle Ty Sambrailo out of the lineup because of injuries, the Broncos had three starters leave the game Sunday night. Guard Louis Vasquez (groin), safety T.J. Ward (left ankle) and nose tackle Sylvester Williams (right ankle) all left in the first half and did not return.