Patriots Underdogs At Home, First Time Since ’05

Source: Josh Katzowitz, CBS Sports

The marquee matchup in Week 12 between the Denver Broncos and the New England Patriots is sure to be a ratings bonanza and a possible preview of the AFC title game. You’ve got Peyton Manning vs. Tom Brady and John Fox vs. Bill Belichick and the 9-1 Broncos vs. the 7-2 Patriots in a battle to acquire home-field advantage for the playoffs.

And the ones who set the gambling lines are liking the Broncos, even though they’re traveling to New England. Which doesn’t happen very often at all for the Patriots when they play at home. Like, once a decade (unlike what happens with the Rams).