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Denver to challenge New England tonight in marquee matchup

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Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) directs traffic against the Oakland Raiders in Denver on Sept. 23.

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Peyton Manning vs. Tom Brady. Denver Broncos vs. New England Patriots. All in front of a prime-time audience.
A marquee matchup, for sure.
But for the players and coaches, tonight’s game is just another obstacle on the way to the postseason.
“It’s one where TV obviously wants to have it on,” Broncos interim coach Jack Del Rio said. “It’s great for the theater and all that, but it really comes down to two football teams.”
Patriots coach Bill Belichick isn’t one to get distracted by all the hype, either. And that’s rubbed off ...


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