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Brady, Pats get best of Peyton, Broncos

Brady, Pats get best of Peyton, Broncos

ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Updated Oct 7, 2012
Tom Brady won his latest showdown with Peyton Manning with the help of a career-high 151 yards rushing from Stevan Ridley, and the New England Patriots beat the Denver Broncos 31-21 on Sunday.
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  • Don Banks: Broncos were prepared mentally, but not physically, …

    Don Banks: Broncos were prepared mentally, but not physically, for Patriots

    CNNSI.com Oct 7, 2012
    FOXBORO, Mass. -- After another loss to New England was in the books -- their third in the span of 10 games, including last season's playoffs -- Champ Bailey and the rest of his Broncos teammates found the repetition of it all a little wearing.
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  • Familiar Foxoborugh Feeling

    Familiar Foxoborugh Feeling

    CNNSI.com Oct 7, 2012
    Peyton Manning bested Tom Brady on Sunday, but not in the win column. The Pats jumped out to a big lead and dominated on the ground to pull off a 31-21 victory against the Broncos.
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  • Four things we learned about AFC East

    Four things we learned about AFC East

    ESPN.com Oct 7, 2012
    Three games are in the books for Week 5 in the AFC East. The division went 2-1 on Sunday with the New York Jets still on the docket against the Houston Texans on "Monday Night Football." Here are four things we learned about the AFC East durin…
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  • LIVE: Broncos-Patriots

    LIVE: Broncos-Patriots

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Oct 7, 2012
    In possibly the last chapter of their storied rivalry, Tom Brady is sticking it to Peyton Manning and the Broncos in Foxborough. Follow the action as Denver tries to mount a late comeback.
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  • Pssst! It's Tom Brady And Peyton Manning: Your NFL Late Games V…

    Pssst! It's Tom Brady And Peyton Manning: Your NFL Late Games Viewing Guide

    deadspin.com Oct 7, 2012
    And just like that, we are closer to week six. You probably grew some gray hairs and yelled at some neighborhood kids. The inexorable march of time persists. Enjoy what you can. More »
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  • Brady Quinn in, but not for the reason you expect

    Brady Quinn in, but not for the reason you expect

    profootballtalk.com Oct 7, 2012
    Matt Cassel finally came out of the game, but not for the reason you’d expect. The justifiably maligned Chiefs quarterback was knocked out of the game when he took a hard shot from a pair of Ravens defenders. The Chiefs announced he had a head injury, a
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  • Aaron Hernandez inactive for Patriots

    Aaron Hernandez inactive for Patriots

    New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez returned to practice for the first time this week since suffering an ankle injury last month. But Hernandez isn't ready to return to game action just yet. He is inactive for Sunday's game against the Denver…
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  • Sunday morning one-liners

    Sunday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Oct 7, 2012
    It’s a homecoming day for Bills WR Stevie Johnson. Turnovers have been the biggest negative about Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill’s performance in his first four weeks. Patriots WR Brandon Lloyd is looking forward to his matchup with Champ Bailey. The Jets
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  • Rob Gronkowski playing through significant pain

    Rob Gronkowski playing through significant pain

    profootballtalk.com Oct 7, 2012
    Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has started all four games this year and played fairly well, but his numbers are down from his great 2011 season, and injuries may be the reason. Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com reports that Gronkowski, who has been listed…
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  • Video - Patriots' Balanced Attack 02:54

    Patriots' Balanced Attack

    Oct 7
    ESPNBoston's Mike Reiss reports from Patriots 31-21 win over Broncos.
  • Video - Patriots postgame press conference 02:23

    Patriots postgame press conference

    Oct 7
    Patriots react following game with Broncos
  • Video - Brady Wins Duel With Manning 00:46

    Brady Wins Duel With Manning

    Oct 7
    A career-high 151 yards from Stevan Ridley helps Patriots top Broncos 31-21.
  • Video - Broncos vs. Patriots highlights 05:11

    Broncos vs. Patriots highlights

    Oct 7
    Peyton Manning throws for over 340 yards and three touchdowns, but the Patriots put together 250 yards on the ground to win a 31-21 thriller.

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  • Don Banks: Broncos were prepared mentally, but not physically, for Patriot…

    Oct 7
    FOXBORO, Mass. -- After another loss to New England was in the books -- their third in the span of 10 games, including last season's playoffs -- Champ Bailey and the rest of his Broncos teammates found the repetition of it all a little wearing.
  • Don Banks: No shortage of heroes in Colts' inspiring tribute win; more Sna…

    Oct 7
    FOXBORO, Mass. -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight as we take stock of an offensively sloppy but memorable Week 5 in the NFL....