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AFC preview

In the AFC, it’s the Patriots ... and then who?

Familiar foe Peyton Manning is back to challenge Tom Brady this season. But will he and his new Broncos teammates be serious contenders? Greg A. Bedard examines how Denver and the other AFC teams look as the 2012 season kicks off. Teams are listed in their predicted order of finish: (Check out the NFC preview here.)

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