The Patriots enter tonight's game expecting to see a barrage of deep passes from the Broncos, who are led by the league's No. 1 passer in quarterback Jay Cutler.
"I would if I was him," cornerback Ellis Hobbstold the Boston Globe.
The Broncos are averaging 282.3 yards per game offensively.
"Good opportunity for us," Patriots strong safety Rodney Harrisontold the Quincy Patriot Ledger.
On the same token, the Patriots are facing the league's worst pass defense, so they, too, might have a shot to get their offense going against the Broncos tonight.
"They would be a lot more fun to watch if we didn't have to play them," head coach Bill Belichicktold the Boston Herald.
The *Providence Journal *looks at former Patriots' tight end Daniel Graham returning to Foxboro as a member of the Broncos.
"I miss playing with them, but it's part of the business that I had to move on," Graham told the Journal.
This will be a tough task for the Patriots, who are just 2-5 under against the Broncos under Belichick.
"I think the overall problem right now is lack of execution," quarterback Matt Casseltold the Worcester Telegram & Gazette.
Belichick has not beaten Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan at Gillette Stadium in two tries since it opened in 2002.
"We have had some great games," Shanahan told the Attleboro Sun Chronicle.
The *New Bedford Standard-Times *looks at the tough task both quarterbacks in tonight's game face because they are replacing legends in their respective cities.
"Any time you play behind a legend it is almost impossible," Shanahan told the Standard-Times.