Patriots Defense Grows To Slow Broncos’ Manning

October 31, 2014 2:07 AM

Patriots Defense Grows To Slow Broncos’ Manning
" FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Devin McCourty won’t allow himself to get caught up in Peyton Manning’s pre-snap antics on Sunday.

New England’s Pro Bowl safety can’t afford to. He’ll end up losing.

“I would say the chess game is pretty one-sided. It’s like being a kid going against a father in chess,” McCourty said of trying to anticipate Manning’s moves. “He’s a very smart quarterback. He knows what he wants to do. Most of the time he knows what the defense is in, so if what he had planned isn’t going to work, he’s going to get the offense in something else.

“You don’t want to try to overthink yourselves and really don’t want to try to outsmart Peyton Manning.”

It’s been quite some time since anybody has done that.

New England’s second-ranked passing defense gets its chance Sunday afternoon when Manning and the Denver Broncos (6-1) travel to Gillette Stadium for a midseason showdown with the Patriots (6-2).

Seven teams have tried to slow down Manning this season. None have succeeded. In Denver’s only loss, Seattle held Manning to 303 yards and two touchdowns with an interception "

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