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Don Banks: Broncos were prepared mentally, but not physically, for PatriotsCNNSI.com Oct 7, 2012FOXBORO, 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.Share Tweet
Familiar Foxoborugh FeelingCNNSI.com Oct 7, 2012Peyton 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.Share TweetESPN.com Oct 7, 2012Three 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…Share TweetIn 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.Share Tweet
Pssst! It's Tom Brady And Peyton Manning: Your NFL Late Games Viewing Guidedeadspin.com Oct 7, 2012And 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 »Share TweetMatt 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, aShare TweetNew 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…Share TweetIt’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 JetsShare Tweet
Rob Gronkowski playing through significant painPatriots 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…Share Tweet
Patriots' Balanced AttackOct 7ESPNBoston's Mike Reiss reports from Patriots 31-21 win over Broncos.
Patriots postgame press conferenceOct 7Patriots react following game with Broncos
Brady Wins Duel With ManningOct 7A career-high 151 yards from Stevan Ridley helps Patriots top Broncos 31-21.
Broncos vs. Patriots highlightsOct 7Peyton 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.