- This will be the 3rd time in the past 5 seasons the Patriots have had to face the Broncos after playing in a Monday night game. (Yes, Bill I know there are short weeks and long weeks, but 3 short weeks before playing Denver is a little ridiculous don't you think?)
- The Patriots have frequently had to face the Broncos at night. While Sunday is not a night game, they have played 5 regular season night games against Denver in the Brady era. In case you were unaware, the teams' which are in the mountain and pacific time zones have an advantage over eastern teams at night.