Patriots Defense Will be Put to the Test by Tebow

By HOWARD ULMAN
AP Sports Writer
      FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) – The New England Patriots have more
solid pass rushers coming their way when they face the Denver
Broncos.

      The Patriots offensive line must try to protect Tom Brady on
Sunday from rookie Von Miller, who has 11 1-2 sacks, and Elvis
Dumervil, who has 7 1-2.

      And the Broncos like to blitz.

      Last Sunday, the Patriots went against strong pass rushers Ryan
Kerrigan and Brian Orakpo of the Washington Redskins. And the week
before that they faced Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis of the
Indianapolis Colts. The Patriots won each of those games by seven
points with Brady getting sacked just once in each of them.

      The Broncos are ranked fifth in the NFL in sacks per opponent's
pass play.

      
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