The Broncos know they need to limit their mistakes if they are to have a shot at beating the Patriots.
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- 9/13W 19-13
- 9/17W 31-24
- 9/27W 24-12
- 10/4W 23-20
- 10/11W 16-10
- 10/18W 26-23
- 11/1W 29-10
- 11/8L 27-24
- 11/15L 29-13
- 11/22W 17-15
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- 1/3h:mm a z, US/Eastern
- 8/14W 22-20
- 8/22W 14-10
- 8/29W 19-12
- 9/3L 22-20
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The Broncos will be without sack leader DeMarcus Ware for the third consecutive game; guard Evan Mathis has yet to practice and probably is out.
Broncos defensive coordinator Wade Phillips understands the challenge Rob Gronkowski puts forth, and the Patriots need him more with their WR injuries.
Despite having Tom Brady, the New England Patriots haven't been afraid of being run-heavy at times against the Denver Broncos.
Bill Belichick tips the scales in favor of the Patriots; we should get a good one on Thanksgiving between the Cowboys and unbeaten Panthers.
After Peyton Manning spent last week totally focused on getting healthy, he's back in the meeting room to help Brock Osweiler prepare for the Patriots.
"We've still got some ground to make up before he's back out there," said Broncos coach Gary Kubiak. "But (he) took a step in right direction."
A tale of two quarterbacks
The starting quarterbacks in Sunday night's Patriots-Broncos game carry slightly different résumés. The 38-year-old Tom Brady is a bit more seasoned than the 25-year-old Brock Osweiler.
Daniels can throw it, not just spike it
Owen Daniels shows off the power of his right arm any time he scores a TD, but don't doubt his accuracy. Daniels was recruited to Wisconsin as a QB, and he'd be the Broncos' signal-caller in a pinch. Emergency QBs
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For Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders is practicing Wednesday and outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware was not practicing, but Warecwas working off to the side with strength and conditions coaches.
With Peyton Manning out until at least mid-December, the Denver Broncos have bolstered their depth at quarterback by signing Christian Ponder.
Veterans Charles Woodson, Philip Rivers and Calvin Johnson are among 32 players nominated for the Art Rooney Award that honors sportsmanship in the NFL.
Quarterbacks making their first or second start against Bill Belichick and Co. are 1-8.
Broncos signing Christian Ponder
The QB worked out for the team Wednesday, and Denver is bringing him on as a depth signing. Broncos rookie Trevor Siemian is expected to remain the No. 2 QB this week. Ponder, the Vikings' 12th overall pick in 2011, signed with the Raiders in March but was cut before the season.
Pats-Broncos is FPI's game of the week
Shocker, right? Not only does Sunday night's game have the week's highest pregame matchup quality, but it will pit the No. 1 offense against the No. 1 defense. FPI breakdown
Comedian Adam Carolla makes his selections for Week 12 of the NFL season, including Bears-Packers, Dolphins-Jets, Steelers-Seahawks and Patriots-Broncos.
Broncos vs Patriots
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