NEW ENGLAND (13-4) at DENVER (14-3)
Sunday, 3:05 p.m. ET, CBS
OPENING LINE - Broncos by 6 1/2
RECORD VS. SPREAD - New England 9-8, Denver 11-6
SERIES RECORD - Broncos lead 27-20
LAST MEETING - Patriots beat Broncos 34-31, OT, Nov. 24, 2013
LAST WEEK - Patriots beat Colts 43-22; Broncos beat Chargers 24-17
AP PRO32 RANKING - Patriots No. 5, Broncos No. 2
PATRIOTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (7), RUSH (9), PASS (10)
PATRIOTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (26), RUSH (30), PASS (18)
BRONCOS OFFENSE - OVERALL (1), RUSH (15), PASS (1)
BRONCOS DEFENSE - OVERALL (19), RUSH (7T), PASS (27)
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - New England overcame 24-0 halftime deficit on Nov. 24. ... Patriots coach Bill Belichick 7-10 vs. Broncos. ... Game marks 15th meeting between Brady and Broncos QB Peyton Manning. Brady leads 10-4, including 2-1 in playoffs. ... New England 7-2 in AFC championship games. Belichick/Brady own most wins (18) by coach/QB combo. ... Game marks first AFC road playoff game for Patriots since title game following `06 season, when Patriots lost to Manning's Colts 38-34. ... Patriots 3-2 on road under Belichick in postseason. ... Brady's 18 postseason wins most in NFL history. ... Brady is 1-1 vs. Denver in playoffs. ... Brady has most completions (566), attempts (912), yards passing (6,147) in NFL playoff history. ... Brady's 75 passes over last three games lowest total in three-game stretch in his career. ... Last week, Patriots joined 1940 Chicago Bears as only teams in NFL playoff history with 200 yards and six TDs on ground. ... RB LeGarrette Blount first player to rush for 150 yards and four TDs in playoff game. ... WR Julian Edelman had career playoff-high 84 yards receiving last week. Caught nine passes for 110 yards, two TDs vs. Broncos in November. ... Defense had four INTs vs. Colts, two by CB Alfonzo Dennard. ... Broncos coach John Fox 1-6 vs. Patriots. ... Broncos 6-2 in AFC championship games. ... Manning has 5,909 yards passing in postseason, second most behind Brady. ... Manning is No. 1 with eight 300-yard games in playoffs. ... Manning has 15-3 record at home with Broncos, throwing 54 TDs and 11 INTs. ... RB Knowshon Moreno had career-best 224 yards in last game at New England. ... With 75 postseason receptions, WR Wes Welker needs two to move past Thurman Thomas (76) for sixth place in catches. ... Welker had four catches for 31 yards in previous meeting against former team. ... Julius Thomas' 12 TD catches most by TE in team history. ... CB Champ Bailey had 100-yard INT return against Brady and Patriots on Jan. 14, 2006. ... LB Shaun Phillips had two sacks of former teammate and San Diego QB Philip Rivers last weekend.
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