ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Two months after meeting in the AFC championship, the Denver Broncos and New England Patriots are squaring off in the wine and dine game.
They've been the conference's most aggressive teams in trying to upgrade their rosters in free agency.
After watching Seattle win the Super Bowl, both Denver and New England have focused on beefing up their defenses.
New England added two cover cornerbacks and Denver signed three Pro Bowl defenders.
Broncos general manager John Elway, who committed $66 million in guaranteed money to four players in the first week of free agency, acknowledged the additions of safety T.J. Ward, cornerback Aqib Talib, pass rusher DeMarcus Ware and receiver Emmanuel Sanders weren't made in a vacuum but with the Patriots in mind.