8 Crazy Facts About Sunday’s Massive Broncos-Patriots Game That You’ve Never Heard Before

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Sunday’s Broncos-Patriots game is huge.The Pats are fighting for a first-round bye. The Broncos are fighting for a division title. And, oh yeah, Tim Tebow and Tom Brady are involved.

We dug around a little and found some surprising factoids about the matchup.

They have to do with Brady’s age, Bill Belichick’s Denver curse, and Rob Gronkowski’s ridiculous hot streak.

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