"[Playing in New England] definitely helped my professionalism as far as preparation for the game, how to handle the media, my behavior on the field -- everything," he said. "I really learned how to be a professional over there. I went there a seven and came out a nine. I'm working on being a 10."
This will be the first matchup between Denver and New England since the AFC Championship Game last January. The Broncos won that game, but could see their postseason hopes crippled if they can't find a way to beat the Pats on Sunday.
The grind is real.