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Patriots vs. Broncos = Brady vs. Manning

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Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning shakes hands with Patriots quarterback Tom Brady following New England's 31-21 victory. Photo by Jim Davis/The Boston Globe via Getty Images.
Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning shakes hands with Patriots quarterback Tom Brady following New England's 31-21 victory. Photo by Jim Davis/The Boston Globe via Getty Images.

Vince Lombardi once said "Show me a good loser, and I'll show you a loser."

The New England Patriots vs. the Denver Broncos matchup is going to be so much more than a football game. It is two of the top quarterbacks in the league battling it out on the field; there are stats to be won and NFL history to be made.

Sunday, Nov. 24 will be the 14th time that Payton Manning and Tom Brady will have played one another. If you believe that history repeats itself, then you would be quick to assume that Brady is going to be the QB who walks away victorious. But those who have been following the stats this season know that the odds are in Manning’s favor.

The inconsistencies that have occurred on the field from the offensive line is by far the Patriots biggest weakness this season. The Broncos are 9-1 and the Patriots are 7-3... If the Patriots want to win, there isn’t any more room for error.

Tom Brady needs to be protected at all times. The offensive linemen have to be in harmony. And the Patriots have to get Manning a little flustered and force him to make errors.

At this point, it is anyone’s game...