Peyton Manning & the Patriots

In a piece now posted on ESPNBoston.com, Mike Reiss writes on Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning and what Patriots coach Bill Belichick and players are saying about facing him.

To supplement that story, here is a look at Manning's career stats when playing the Patriots on the road (playoffs included):

Record: 2-8

Completion percentage: 61.4

Passing yards per game: 271.5

Touchdowns: 18

Interceptions: 22

Passer rating: 73.9

Tuesday, as is usually the case, is a players day off for the Patriots.

Bill Belichick, offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and defensive coordinator Matt Patricia are scheduled to hold media conference calls in the noon hour.