The New England Patriots are playing some of their best football just in time for the Denver Broncos to come into town.
Tom Brady absolutely lit up the Chicago Bears defense to the tune of five touchdowns on Sunday, completing 30 of 35 passes during the commanding 51-23 win that gave the Pats their fourth straight victory. It was an outstanding performance by the Patriots quarterback, but one that didn’t come as much of a shocker to Broncos head coach John Fox.
“Oh yeah,” Fox said when asked if he watched Brady’s performance against the Bears. “Really not much he does surprises me. The guy’s an incredible player, has been for some time. I know we’ve had our problems winning at their place so it will be a huge challenge this Sunday.”
A challenge so huge, in fact, cornerback Darrelle Revis referred to the Week 9 showdown as the “battle of the AFC” to WEEI’s Christopher Price. But while the high-profile battle largely has focused on the rivalry between future Hall of Famers Brady and Peyton Manning, Fox said this is a team game, and it’s going to come down to Denver versus New England.
“I think at the end of the day there’s no doubt that they’ve had some great battles, had great success over time, both of them,” Fox said about the Manning-Brady showdown. “… But I think so much more — it’s a team game. That doesn’t get a lot of publicity but at the end of the day it’s going to be the Broncos versus the Patriots.”
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