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2014 AFC Championship game, Patriots vs. Broncos: Peyton Manning gets back to Super Bowl

The AFC title game was not nearly as dramatic as previous Manning vs. Brady bowls, as the Broncos ground down the Patriots to get to New York for Super Bowl XLVII.

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NFL won't discipline Welker for Talib hit

To Bill Belichick's dismay, the league won't be disciplining Welker for a collision during the AFC Championship.

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Talib has no structural damage on knee

Aqib Talib was knocked out of the AFC title game on a controversial play, but he escaped with no structural damage in his knee.

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Some Super Bowl footballs will go to waste

Every year Wilson prepares a small amount of promotional Super Bowl balls based on the four possible matchups. With Denver and Seattle heading to Super Bowl XLVIII, footballs prepped for the three other matchups are now obsolete. Image credit: Wilson

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Brady won't watch Super Bowl

New England's quarterback has no interest in watching the game most Americans will be glued to.

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AFC Championship injuries: Talib hurts ribs

New England's top cornerback was knocked from the game early on a controversial play.

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Belichick: Welker intentionally hit Talib

The Patriots coach called Welker's hit "one of the worst plays I've ever seen."

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New England 'no match' for Denver

Denver advanced to its first Super Bowl since the John Elway era, while New England fell short of its goal once again.

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A Sunday for the ages

A shootout between two Hall of Fame quarterbacks never materialized, as Peyton Manning picked apart the Patriots defense on his way to a third Super Bowl appearance. The NFC game was everything it was billed as and maybe a little more, with the Seahawks coming away with the win. Jason Chilton takes a closer look at the Conference Championship games.

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Knowshon Moreno should be healthy for Super Bowl

X-rays on Moreno's injured ribs came up negative.

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Peyton's cruise

The Denver Broncos and Peyton Manning are headed to the Super Bowl ... probably in a Buick.

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Punters are confetti angels too

Sometimes you just have to make a confetti angel.

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BRADY VS. MANNING: THE SHOWDOWN

There are two types of people in the world: Those with loaded guns, and those who dig.

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Sad Brady taunted by drumming Denver Bronco horse

The second half of Patriots-Broncos was defined by two lasting things -- Tom Brady's sadness and a drumming horse that just wouldn't quit. These two images will forever live on.

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Tom Brady, Peyton Manning react to AFC title game

Happy Peyton is happy, and sad Tom is sad.

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Fox only 6th coach to take 2 teams to Super Bowl

With the Broncos' win in the AFC Championship, Fox has joined a very exclusive list.

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Missed opportunities will haunt Tom Brady

Tom Brady had a chance to keep his team in the game, and he didn't take advantage of it.

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Peyton Manning is unfazed by confetti shower

This Broncos quarterback is completely unfazed by your celebratory arrangements, Denver.

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Mesmerizing -- his head bobs like a beating heart.

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Broncos advance to Super Bowl

Peyton Manning threw two touchdowns as Denver rolled past the Patriots in the AFC Championship. Here's how you can tune in to watch him in Super Bowl XLVIII.

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Broncos headed to 7th Super Bowl

Peyton Manning will be the third quarterback to start in the Super Bowl with two teams.

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Knowshon Moreno leaves game with chest injury

Moreno did not return to the game after a fourth-quarter injury.

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Broncos will represent AFC in Super Bowl

Manning got the best of Brady in the AFC Championship to get back to his first Super Bowl since 2009.

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Touchdown Tom becomes Facepalm Tom

Touchdown Tom, meet Facepalm Tom

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Broncos lead Patriots 13-3 at halftime

The Patriots will need another comeback to reach the Super Bowl.

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Peyton Manning has a new hit audible

"Fat Man" > "Omaha."

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Denver has a CHEESEHORSE

BET ON THE BRONCOS.

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Aqib Talib leaves with rib injury

The Patriots' top cornerback went to the locker room for further evaluation.

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Someone feed LeGarrette Blount

Nom nom nom nom nom via John Feitelberg

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Peyton flubs a snap

And still completes a first down, because he's Peyton Manning.

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NFL Championship Sunday

Join retired NFL defensive end Stephen White, Mark Ennis, Celebrity Hot Tub, and the whole gang for live coverage of the Patriots vs. Broncos and 49ers vs. Seahawks. The road to the Super Bowl started in September; it starts again right here!

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Inactive list for Patriots-Broncos

The rookie Dobson will be active for the AFC title game.

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Patriots vs. Broncos stats and things to know

Tom Brady, Peyton Manning and Bill Belichick could all enter the record books with a victory.

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Sunday's NFL playoffs schedule and bracket

The Broncos and Patriots are up first on Sunday afternoon, followed by a primetime showdown in Seattle between two NFC West rivals.

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How to watch Patriots vs. Broncos

Find out how to watch, listen to or stream the AFC Conference Championship between the New England Patriots and Denver Broncos.

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How to follow the AFC Championship

Another chapter stands to be written in the league's favorite story. Tom Brady and Peyton Manning are meeting again in the playoffs for the opportunity to represent the conference in the Super Bowl. The playoffs are familiar to both teams, but winning the Lombardi Trophy has eluded the Patriots and Broncos in recent years.

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Patriots punter Allen expected to play

Stephen Gostkowski filled in for the punter after an injury against the Colts.

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Patriots vs. Broncos preview

Peyton Manning and Tom Brady will meet for the 15th time on Sunday, this time in the 2014 AFC Championship game. Which quarterback will take his team to the Super Bowl?

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Blount, Ridley could have more impact than Brady

Will LeGarrette Blount and Stevan Ridley dominate the headlines over Tom Brady and Peyton Manning on Sunday?

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5 Broncos players to watch

Peyton Manning vs. Tom Brady is a known quantity, so how do other key players make an impact on Sunday?

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How the Pats and Broncos built winning teams

It's more than just a pair of future Hall of Fame QBs making the Broncos and Patriots great. Jason Chilton digs into the roster building process for the two teams playing in the AFC Championship.

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5 New England players to watch

Tom Brady is a constant threat, but these five players are far more important on Sunday.

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Aaron Hernandez can't watch AFC Championship Game

Since Hernandez is in isolation, he's not allowed to interact with other prisoners or watch TV.

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Of serpents & champions

Buckle up. The truth trains coming through idiots.

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Conference Championship X-factors

The NFL's Final Four. The Conference Championship Weekend. We're there, ladies and gentlemen. Danny Kelly breaks down the matchups that matter.

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Dobson progressing, but status uncertain

Aaron Dobson's foot is apparently improving, but his status for the AFC Championship game against the Broncos is still in the air.

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People say the darndest things about Kaepernick

For a seemingly mild-tempered guy, Colin Kaepernick seems to invoke a lot of opinions from different walks of life. Nancy Pelosi and Rob Ford gave their takes Thursday, and we are all the better for it.

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Elway: Playoffs not as much fun as an exec

The current Broncos VP of football operations said he finds himself itching to be on the field come playoff time.

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Notebook: Missed opportunities

If not for a few missed opportunities, it might be the Chargers instead of the Broncos playing for the AFC Championship this weekend. Former NFL defensive end Stephen White breaks down Denver's Divisional round win.

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Rob Ford thinks Kaepernick is 'arrogant'

Rob Ford gives hot sports takes and gambling advice on a DC radio station.

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Brady back at Pats facility

New England's future Hall of Fame quarterback is back in the building after missing Wednesday's practice.

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AFC Championship odds: Patriots vs. Broncos

The Patriots finished the 2013 season 2-6 against the spread on the road and face the tough task of traveling to play the Broncos in Denver.

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Daily Briefing: Brady sick, cheap pants and Omaha!

Injury updates, why Peyton Manning was yelling Omaha, Jim Harbaugh's cheap pants and more in today's daily briefing.

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Belichick praises Blount in press conference

A normally reserved head coach had some bold praise for his running back.

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Uffsides: Pats-Broncos AFC Championship preview

Sure, the Patriots and Broncos are technically entire football teams. But it's hard not to see the AFC Championship Game as the 15th matchup between Tom Brady and Peyton Manning. Brady's Pats have won two of three playoff meetings, but in each case the winner went on to win the Super Bowl. Who has the edge this time around? Matt Ufford and the crew preview the games and make their picks.

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Notebook: Secret weapons

Forget Tom Brady, there are some other players from the Patriots to keep your eye on in the upcoming AFC Championship game, says retired NFL defensive end Stephen White. He also takes a look back at Andrew Luck's play in last week's Divisional round loss.

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Brady misses practice Wednesday

Patriots head coach Bill Belichick played coy with reporters when pressed to elaborate on his quarterback's status.

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Patriots vs. Broncos expert picks

Experts are generally divided when it comes to the AFC Championship Game between the New England Patriots and Denver Broncos. That's good, right?

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Refs announced for weekend

The men in stripes for the conference championships have been disclosed so fans can begin booing, simply because they are referees.

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Conference championship picks

SB Nation's NFL experts are back to predict who will win NFC and AFC championships Sunday.

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Brady looks to set playoff record

New England's quarterback has a chance to make history on Sunday with a few touchdown passes.

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Belichick looks to tie Landry with win

New England's coach is looking to join an impressive man at the top of the postseason wins list.

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Broncos Patriots AFC Championship Game prediction

The AFC Championship Game odds favor Denver, but the Patriots have dominated the spread against the Broncos in recent years. See the latest betting trends, computer prediction and more.

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