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The New England Patriots look like they will be favored by more than a touchdown when they host the Denver Broncos in the latest episode of the Tom Brady-Peyton Manning duel in Week 5 on Sunday.
Following a 52-point outburst in Week 4, Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are favored by a little more than a touchdown against Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos as the teams meet in Gillette Stadium in Week 5 on late Sunday afternoon.
According to OddsShark, the Patriots (2-2), after piling up 45 points in the second half alone in their 52-28 win on the road over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, are favored by 7.5 points over the Broncos (2-2), who are coming off of a blowout win of their own, a 37-6 romp of the Oakland Raiders in Week 4.
Across other various Web sites, the line dips only as low as a 6.5 point advantage for New England, and the spread hasn't, to this point, gone higher than 7.5 in a game that features the classic AFC signal-calling duel of Brady and Manning.
The game's over/under is currently sitting at 51.5, which is good for the second-highest in Week 5 behind only the 54 combined points set for Sunday night's matchup between the San Diego Chargers and New Orleans Saints.