The AFC Championship Game pits the top two teams in the AFC and the top two quarterbacks in a generation. Tom Brady and Peyton Manning meet once again in a big game, likely for the final time.
This game is more likely to come down to the success Brady and the New England offense have against the vaunted Denver defense than it is to be the typical shootout between the two game managers. Peyton is purely in game manager mode at this point of his career. The Denver path to victory is to hold down the New England offense and make enough plays on offense to win.
Make your prediction below using the widget. This will become the game thread once game time rolls around.
Patriots vs. Broncos
Where: Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver
When: Sunday, January 24, 3:05 p.m. ET
Announcers: Jim Nantz, Phil Simms
Radio: Patriots Radio Network | Broncos Radio Network
Online Streaming: CBS Sports
Odds: The Patriots opened as a 2.5-point road favorite. The line climbed to 3.5, but has settled between 3- and 3.5-points, according to sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.
Patriots blog: Pats Pulpit
Broncos blog: Mile High Report