Broncos Boast Big Firepower And A Confident Peyton Manning Peyton Manning may have looked over New England's defense and realized that unless the Broncos beat themselves with fumbles, stumbles and tumbles, the highest-scoring team in NFL history should put up plenty of points on the Patriots.
Silverman: NFC Young Gun Will Eclipse An AFC QB Legend Come Feb. 2Peyton 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.
Jones: Brady Playing It Cool Ahead Of Championship Game; Rex Ryan's FutureBrady 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.
Tom Brady Misses Practice; Belichick Mum As Pats Prepare For BroncosFour 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.
Silverman: Pats Will Rely On Running Game, But Broncos Have Physical EdgeBrady 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.
Patriots In Rare Position As Postseason Underdogs "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."
Seahawks, Broncos Enact Radical Ticket Policy To Bolster Homefield AdvantageIt's pretty simple. If you are a San Francisco 49ers or New England Patriots fans feeling adventurous and want to go on the road to support your team you better come up with a really creative way of doing it.
Jones: No Offense Seahawks, Niners, But This Week Is All About Peyton & TomSo, after a ho-hum divisional playoff weekend, we wind up getting the matchups that everyone wanted anyway. Especially this one: Brady vs. Peyton.
San Diego Hoping For A Mile High City MiracleWhen the San Diego Chargers went into Denver last month and beat the Broncos, no doubt some eyebrows were raised. Now, imagine if they do it again this Sunday.
Ravens-Patriots, 49ers-Falcons; Stage Set For Championship Sunday OK, so the Giants didn't make the playoffs this year. We all know what happened with the Jets. Even without your favorite team in the mix, Championship Sunday is teed up to be a great one.
LaDainian Tomlinson: I'd Choose Hall Of Fame Over Super Bowl RingTomlinson said Monday he would rather be enshrined in Canton without a ring than win a title sans his Hall of Fame resume.
Silverman: Rex Ryan Not The Ideal Coach To Handle Tim TebowFew coaches are cut out for this kind of situation. It takes a deft touch and it will need to be defused. You can’t crush Tebowmania, which is what Rex Ryan will try to do if the situation gets out of hand.
Jets' Darrelle Revis, David Harris Say Rex Ryan Has Been Actively Involved In Defensive MeetingsJets cornerback Darrelle Revis and inside linebacker David Harris said that head coach Rex Ryan has been increasingly more involved in defensive meetings this offseason, according to reports.
Dyer: Tebow’s Arrival Will Put Jets In Brutally Difficult SpotThe inevitable will happen. And whether it is in Week 1 or the season finale, Tim Tebow will be the New York Jets' starter, and a player with his eyes towards heaven will see his new team descend to salary cap hell.
Mark Sanchez Ready To Leave Lumps Behind, Lift Jets To PlayoffsIn a season filled with boos and criticisms, Mark Sanchez refuses to listen to any of it.