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.
Game Date/Time and Location: Sunday, Jan. 19, 3 p.m. ET at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver, Colo.
TV schedule and distribution map: CBS; The506.com
Live coverage and updates:
Patriots blog Pats Pulpit / Follow Pats Pulpit on Twitter
Broncos blog: Mile High Report / Follow Mile High Report on Twitter
Live NFL Scoreboard
Radio schedule: New England: WBZ 98.5 FM; Denver: 850 KOA , 103.5 The Fox and 1090 AM / 92.1 FM (Spanish)
Watch Online: Verizon subscribers can watch games live with the NFL Mobile app (subscription required). NFL Game Pass offers live online broadcasts to users outside the USA.
More on the matchup: New England and Denver have faced off a grand total of 13 times since Bill Belichick became head coach of the Patriots in 2000. A meeting between the sides is almost a yearly staple in the league, and it took overtime to separate them in 2013. The Patriots bounced back from a 24-point deficit to force overtime before winning on the back of a 31-yard field goal. This meeting could be very different. Denver's passing offense is the best left in the playoffs, while New England could have the best total ground game. Given that neither team has wholly convincing defenses, we could see a high-scoring game on Sunday.
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