When reports leaked out Wednesday about Tom Brady's absence from practice due to illness, things quickly took a dark turn in New England.
Earlier this week, Devin McCourty was ticking through all the players on both teams that didn’t play in the first Patriots-Broncos matchup.
The biggest diffence between preparing to face the Broncos' Peyton Manning vs. preparing for the Colts' Andrew Luck?
Earlier on Monday, Tom Brady pointed out that the Patriots were the underdogs, the team nobody believed in, the upstarts, the ragamuffins, the doormats of the NFL’s final four.
On October 6, the Denver Broncos hung 51 on the Cowboys in a dramatic three-point win.