With this evening's Pittsburgh Steelers victory over the Cincinnati Bengals, the Patriots now know that they will travel to Denver for the divisional playoff game against the Broncos on Saturday, January 14. The game will be broadcast on CBS starting at 8:00 p.m. ET.
Once the Patriots' opponent for the divisional playoff game became official, Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick offered the following comment:
"The Denver Broncos will be our toughest challenge this season. To have any chance, it will take our best game and certainly a lot better performance than the last time we played them."
Denver hosted the Patriots on October 16, 2005 and the Broncos defeated them 28-20. It was the Patriots' third loss of the season and dropped them to a 3-3 overall record entering their bye week.