The most anticipated game on the NFL schedule in week 12 is on Sunday night football and has the New England Patriots and the Denver Broncos and the matchup is the best of the week and will be at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro starting at 8:30 pm on NBC and streaming online from the NFL league website.
The game could mark the final matchup of Peyton Manning and Tom Brady in the regular season and could be one of the best games on the football schedule all season. Manning has been one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL this season and he already has over 3,500 yards this season with over 30 touchdowns and barring some crazy slump he should end up with the MVP award and it's amazing that he is playing this well based on his age and his past surgeries. The Broncos and the Patriots are both playing for position in the AFC and depending on how things shake out, they could end up in the top seeds and what makes this game even more interesting is the possible rematch that could happen and this game could decide whether that game is back in Denver or stays in Foxboro.
Manning has 3,572 yards this season with 34 touchdowns to lead the league and no one else apart from Drew Brees comes even close to Manning. The team is ranked first in the league in passing yards per game with 350 yards per contest and they are doing well rushing the ball, putting up over 100 yards per game for over 450 total yards per contest and the Patriots defense will have to be mindful of all the weapons Peyton Manning has, especially Wes Welker and while Julius Thomas is dealing with a knee injury, Manning still has Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker to pass to. Aqib Talib will be the top man for the Pats and he will likely be matched up with the top wideouts in each set.
Manning passed for 323 yards and Thomas had 121 yards while Knowshon Moreno had 79 yards on the ground in last weeks win over the Kansas City Chiefs and that game started off a brutal stretch for the Broncos, as they will play against Kansas City twice in the next three weeks. The team is ranked 28th in the league in passing yards allowed per game and they are ranked in the top five in rushing yards allowed and after playing against the Patriots on the road, the team plays against the Chiefs in Arrowhead and this next stretch could decide where they finish in the division and the conference. The team plays the next two games at home against the Tennessee Titans and the San Diego Chargers before finishing the season on the road against the Houston Texans and the Oakland Raiders.