New England Patriots: 5 toughest defensive opponents in 2017

KANSAS CITY, MP - JANUARY 15: Cornerback Marcus Peters
KANSAS CITY, MP - JANUARY 15: Cornerback Marcus Peters /
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Week 10: Denver Broncos

Week 10 is going to be brutal for the New England Patriots. It’s always tough having to play in Denver’s thin air, but dealing with that Broncos defense can prove nearly impossible at times.

Von Miller is undoubtedly the leader for the Denver D, but he has plenty of help and talent around him. Derek Wolfe is a name you don’t hear too much, but he always seems to give the Patriots fits. On the outside, New England’s receivers will have to contend with one of the best defensive secondary’s in the league.

Chris Harris Jr. leads that squad, and he may be the best CB in the NFL. The #2 corner isn’t too shabby either with Aqib Talib locking it down. New England will need their big tight ends to make plays in the passing game if they hope to find success.

Next: behind Enemy Lines: Week 1 Kansas City Chiefs

Again, when the Patriots open the season on Thursday night, they’ll be put to the test immediately. Kansas City will hope to spoil a banner night at Gillette Stadium, and it could tell us a lot about how the Patriots offense will handle pressure in 2017. All I know tight now, is that I’m wicked excited that NFL football is back!