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Patriots - Broncos: Inside Look

Mike Shanahan: One of the best in the business

The Patriots travel to Denver to take on a very tough Broncos team that has their number. Denver beat the Patriots 28-20 in week six while the Patriots were struggling to overcome injuries. New England has their playmakers ready including Deion Branch who missed a golden opportunity last week for a sure TD. Denver expects a solid defense, unlike their previous outing. "If you do pick up a weakness, it's not there very long," Mike Shanahan said. Both teams expect a hard-fought game.

Patriots:You don't catch 21 passes in the last two Super Bowls without having a sure pair of hands. So when Deion Branch drops a ball, it's big news.Branch did just that in last week's playoff win against Jacksonville, letting a deep throw slide right through his grasp inside the Jaguars' 10-yard line on the second-to-last play of the first half. The gaffe cost the Patriots a 54-yard touchdown... Recommended Stories

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