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What They're Saying: Denver Broncos

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On the Patriots...
"I think it's pretty well-documented my respect for the Patriots and Bill Belichick as their head coach. Their consistency, their productivity – it's extremely impressive."
- Broncos Quarterback Peyton Manning

On Tom Brady being on a hot streak this month...
"It's never just one guy. This is a team game. There are a lot of moving parts to offense, defense and the kicking game for that matter. These teams change a lot year to year. You've got new pieces to the puzzle. It doesn't surprise me whatsoever. These are the ultimate team games, and I think they're just getting way, way better as a team. I can't speak to it as well as you guys can and obviously people in the Patriots organization, but I've seen great growth, and that's the secret to this thing is to just keep improving as the season wears on."
- Broncos Head Coach John Fox

On the Patriots defense...
"I think [defensive coordinator] Matt [Patricia] and [head coach] Bill [Belichick] and the defensive staff there have done a great job of adopting the 'next man up' philosophy. They've lost some very important cogs, and guys have plugged in and done a tremendous job. They're eliminating explosive plays. Obviously, Browner and Revis have gotten acclimated to the defense, and I thought they played very well in the last couple outings that they've been out there and you see them improving with each play."
- Broncos Head Coach John Fox

"You have to prepare for lots of different things when you play against the Patriots. They're well coached. They have great talent across the field, which allows them to do lots of different things. With the excellent cover corners, it allows them to do a lot of things and, like you said, put those guys out there because they have such great cover skills. It's a matter of trying to be good at what you're doing, and you know you've got to be prepared to handle the different adjustments that they can certainly make you go through during the course of a game."
- Broncos Quarterback Peyton Manning

On playing the Patriots in Foxborough...
"They do a great job of coaching the weather, how to play in it, what works, what doesn't work, how you play that team that's coming in and elements like that. There's a lot of stuff that goes into it and obviously their crowd is very into it, a very hostile environment and everything else and it's definitely a tough place to play and a place that you have to play your best to win."
- Broncos Wide Receiver Wes Welker

"We've got to execute and play well. I think we haven't fared very well. I think it's been since 2006 that we've won in Foxborough, and they do have the longest home-winning streak in the NFL right now at 13 games, so it's obviously a huge challenge and one we're excited about."
- Broncos Head Coach John Fox

"I think everybody understands what's at stake and what we need to do to go out there and do our jobs and play well. If you don't against a team like this and they're playing at home, it's going to be tough."
- Broncos Wide Receiver Wes Welker

On Darrelle Revis...
"It's a great challenge playing against him. He's just a top-notch cover corner that has great ball skills and great quickness, hip transition – all the characteristics of a great cover corner. So, it's a challenge, certainly. With the receivers we have, we're trying to get everybody involved. To get everybody involved, that keeps the player involved and obviously you spread the ball around, and hopefully that can put pressure on the defense. But if you're throwing against him, you better be accurate and you better be running really good routes."
- Broncos Quarterback Peyton Manning

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