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New England Patriots
For the next two days, we're going to do in-depth scouting reports on the two big AFC divisional playoff games. First up: Pats/Broncos.
The Teams: The New England Patriots vs. the Denver Broncos
Records: 13-3 (Pats), 10-7 (Broncos)
The Line: Patriots by 13.5. Oh, great. That's all we need: An even BIGGER line for Tebow to overcome.
The Coaches: Bill Belichick vs. John Fox. Did you know that John Fox has won a playoff game more recently (last week) than Bill Belichick (2007)? That totally means Fox is the better coach. Anyway, it's worth noting here that Belichick is something of a Tebow groupie and has been known in the past to trade football knowledge with Urban Meyer, Tebow's former coach. That deep knowledge of all things Tebow didn't prevent the Broncos QB from scoring twice on the ground the last time these teams met, but I'm sure the King of the Hobos has more diabolical things in store.
The Offenses: The Broncos took a 16-7 led ov...
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No game face today.
Belichick was expansive and interesting, and we’ll make sure to get to his comments — in full — later. But for now… Some highlights?
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