For the 17th time in their careers Tom Brady and Peyton Manning will face off. While much of their supporting casts have changed, the two quarterbacks remain in elite company when it comes to their legacy on the gridiron.
The New England Patriots (13-4) hit the road for the AFC Championship game to take on the Denver Broncos (13-4) on Sunday. After a tough start to the season Manning was benched due to injuries, he returned in the second half of Week 17 to lead the Broncos to a win which earned them home field advantage in this game. Now the question remains whether or not he is healthy and good enough to lead the Broncos to Super Bowl 50 – their second appearance since he joined the team.
CBS has television coverage of this game beginning at 3:05 pm ET from Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, CO. With a high of 48, the Broncos will be thankful they are playing at home rather than in Foxborough, MA which has a high of 31 with snow showers expected on Sunday.
The Odds: Even at home with warmer temperatures the Broncos find themselves the underdog in this game. The visiting Patriots are 3 point favorites against the Broncos. The over/under for this game is 44 total points. These numbers have been largely unchanged since opening in Las Vegas.
Will the Broncos find a way to squeak past the Patriots in this one or will the combination of Julian Edelman and Rob Gronkowski prove to be too much for a Broncos pass defense which only allowed one quarterback (Ben Roethlisberger, twice) to throw for more than 300 yards?