What the Denver Broncos Must Do to Beat the New England Patriots

October 7, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

When the 2012 NFL schedule was announced, most NFL fans circled October 7 on their calendar.
Why? Because Peyton Manning was set to take on Tom Brady for the first time since sporting Denver orange.
Manning, coming off a spectacular performance against the hated Raiders, looks to satisfy Broncos fans once again by guiding Denver to its third win of the season. New England, who has won 35 of their last 37 games at Gillette Stadium, is trying to avoid that possibility.
Brady is still Brady, and Manning is still Manning.
Both will try to pick apart depleted secondaries and avoid pressure from strong defensive lines while establishing strong rushing attacks. And, of course, both will try to avoid having their teams fall below .500.
Gillette Stadium will be packed, but Manning can shift the momentum toward the Broncos. Patriot Place is currently populated with some Broncos fans, and Manning can certainly make the crowd a non-factor by getting off to a good start.
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