Peyton Manning and Tom Brady are clearly football royalty. On the other side, you see two sleek athletes who represent the NFL’s future. Colin Kaepernick has already been to one Super Bowl, while Russell Wilson is trying to get to his first.
Brady played the underdog card on Monday but hasn’t harped on it, at least not publicly. “When you play against one of the best teams in the league, you realize there’s very little margin of error,” he said.
The good news: either Manning or Brady will get to go to another Super Bowl. The bad news: one of them will not, and be denied adding more to his legacy yet again.
Four days before the AFC championship game against the Denver Broncos, the star quarterback missed practice Wednesday because of illness and his right shoulder, the Patriots said in their practice report.
Brady and Belichick will join the battle, but they don’t have enough weapons to overcome this problem. The AFC Championship looks like the end of the line for New England.
For those that want to attend the AFC Championship Game, making sure to purchase legitimate tickets is a big deal. Counterfeits are more popular all the time, especially as the playoffs arrive.
“I know when we played Baltimore nobody picked us to win,” Brady said. “I’m sure no one’s going to pick us to win this week. We’ve had our backs against the wall for a while.”
Both Patriots Nation and Broncos Country are looking forward to Brady/Manning XV. The rest of the planet will probably enjoy the game, too.
So, after a ho-hum divisional playoff weekend, we wind up getting the matchups that everyone wanted anyway. Especially this one: Brady vs. Peyton.
Familiar foes. Rivalry showdowns. Talk about a couple of juicy title-game tussles. First up, it’s Peyton Manning vs. Tom Brady — Round 15 — in the AFC championship game next Sunday.
After a slow start in his first season with the Patriots, LeGarrette Blount ran for a total of four touchdowns in his last two regular-season games then got four more against the Colts.
The Indianapolis Colts were hoping to not end up having to come from behind in another huge deficit this week. Well, they didn’t have to until they got to the fourth quarter and the New England Patriots opened it up.
Thanks to big games by running back LaGarrette Blount and linebacker Jamie Collins, the New England Patriots are in the AFC Championship Game once again.
The Colts completed the second biggest comeback in NFL postseason history. They outlasted the Kansas City Chiefs in a wild-card game 45-44 after trailing 38-10 early in the third quarter.
The Indianapolis Colts are currently riding high after taking down the Kansas City Chiefs with the second-largest comeback in NFL playoff history. They’ve got to come back to earth though, and prepare for the New England Patriots on the road, and there are a few big things that need to be done for the win.