Sunday, October 27, 2002 - Darryl Stingley, the victim of a ferocious hit, has been confined to a wheelchair for more than 24 years. He's one side of the story. Denver Broncos safety Kenoy Kennedy, recently suspended by the NFL for inflicting a ferocious hit, is the other. Therein lie great debates for the NFL: safety versus entertainment; protection of players versus their own unbridled, competitive spirit.
Broncos, Pats have a history - Denver Post - Woody Paige
Sunday, October 27, 2002 - BOSTON - The Denver Broncos and New England Patriots have held some memorable tea parties here. One if by land and two if by Frank Tripucka.
Broncos hope to stand 6-2 entering bye - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Sunday, October 27, 2002 - FOXBORO, Mass. - A weekend in New England will dictate whether the Denver Broncos are chasing home-field advantage through the AFC playoffs or simply a spot to qualify for the postseason.
Punt returns second nature for Upchurch - Denver Post - Patrick Saunders
Sunday, October 27, 2002 - This is the eighth in a weekly series celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Denver Broncos' first Super Bowl season.
Patriots part of NFL building boom - Denver Post - Patrick Saunders
Sunday, October 27, 2002 - When the Denver Broncos play New England today, they'll enter yet another new NFL home. The defending Super Bowl champion Patriots unveiled 68,000-seat Gillette Stadium this season. The $325 million stadium - complete with a replica lighthouse and a bridge above the north end zone - gives fans a taste of New England.
The evolution of Brian Griese- Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
October 26, 2002 - FOXBORO, Mass. — The head coach has compared him to Joe Montana, fans want to know why he isn't John Elway and professionally he is following in his father Bob's Hall of Fame footsteps.
Reeling Pats host Broncos- Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
October 26, 2002 - FOXBORO, Mass. — The Super Bowl champions have sprung a leak. After opening defense of their NFL title with three consecutive wins, the New England Patriots are treading water (3-3) coming out of a bye week.
Game Preview: Broncos at Patriots- Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
October 26, 2002 - The Broncos lead 21-14 dating back to 1960. In fact, the Boston Patriots were the first team Denver ever played and defeated in the regular season
Wait is over; weight remains- Boston Globe - Nick Cafardo
October 27, 2002 - FOXBOROUGH - There was just one too many ''How can you fix it?'' One too many ''Have you figured it out yet?'' Finally, the blood flowed into the player's face as he stood in the Patriots' locker room, and the anger and frustration crashed through.
Meeting of minds- Miami Herald - Michael Smith
October 27, 2002 - FOXBOROUGH - Seventeen years after their first encounter, there is still a blind-date feel to a Bill Belichick-Mike Shanahan engagement.