SNF Live Thread: Broncos @ Patriots Edition

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Peyton Manning and his new BFF Wes Welker travel to New England with the Denver Broncos to take on the Patriots and Welkers former BFF Tom Brady, who only recently broke up this past spring. Join us here to follow all of the uneasy interaction between these three and of course to discuss the rest of the happenings in the NFL today.

Tonight is another match-up between two of the NFL's best quarterback's over the last decade, Peyton Manning and Tom Brady. This will be the 14th head to head match up between these two, the last being a loss for Manning in Foxborough on October 7th, 2012. It also marks the return of Brady's long time favorite target, Wes Welker to New England. Only this time he will be catching passes from Brady's rival, Manning. Despite a concussion suffered last week, Welker is expected to start tonight against his former team. Brady currently hold's the NFL season season record for touchdown passes at 50 but Manning, who already had thrown 34 in 10 games is on pace to best that record this season. Look for Manning to add to that total this evening facing what coming in to the game is a banged up New England secondary.

Denver enters the game tied for the best record in the NFL at 9 and 1. The Bronco's hope to keep pace with division mate's Kansas City who also enter the week at 9 and 1 after dropping their first contest of the year to the Bronco's last Sunday. The Patriots dropped to 7 and 3 last week after a call at the end of the game that saw both Tom Brady and head coach Bill Belichick lose their composure (that's the nice way of saying it). The Patriots currently hold a 2 game cushion going in to the week over their division bunk mates the Miami Dolphins and the New York Jets. Coming in to this week New England has won three straight over the Bronco's and Manning is 2 and 9 all time in New England.

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