Patriots and Broncos enter week 10 matchup going in opposite directions

DENVER (AP) — The New England Patriots and Denver Broncos are usually teeter-tottering for supremacy in the AFC in what’s become an annual showdown.

Not this time.This one looks like anything but a marquee matchup between the teams that have won the past three Super Bowls.The Patriots (6-2) strut into Denver on Sunday night in customary hot pursuit of the conference’s No. 1 playoff seeding. They’re in the mix again behind the NFL’s No. 1 offense and the seemingly ageless Tom Brady and despite a rash of injuries, an inconsistent O-line and a scuffling, 32nd-ranked defense.The Broncos (3-5) are just trying to extricate themselves from a mon...