Week 10: @ Denver Broncos
After their bye week in Week 9, the Patriots will be heading out West for the first time in 2017. First up for them will be the Denver Broncos. In recent years, the Broncos have been a thorn in the side of the Patriots. With Peyton Manning and a great defense, the Broncos have been able to cause a problem for the Patritos, especially in Denver.
However, last season, the Patriots were able to go into Denver and defeat the Broncos. With Manning gone and the defense not as good as they were a few seasons ago, the Broncos aren’t as scary as they once were for the Patriots. While the Broncos might not be a playoff team in 2017, it is a place where Brady has historically struggled. Luckily for Brady and the Patriots this season, they will be going to Denver with an extra week of preparation.
The Broncos’ defense will likely still cause some problems for the Patriots’ offense, but New England is certainly the better team overall. Unless the Broncos are able to figure out their quarterback position by this point, they likely won’t be able to keep up with the Patriots.