Who will go to the Super Bowl — Championship Sunday

Former Seahawk fullback and current NFL media analyst Michael Robinson doesn't think Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning can perform at a high level in Sunday's AFC title game against the Patriots. And in Denver, it's the 17th and potentially last meeting of Brady and Peyton Manning, who have defined the position in this era.

New England and Denver play again next season, but Manning is expected to have received his gold watch - and maybe another silver trophy - by then.

Gostkowski's kick midway through the second quarter was made possible thanks to Tom Brady's 11-yard scramble on third down earlier in the drive.

"There always is a transition period, because unfortunately, these great quarterbacks get older", Elway said. A defensive pass interference penalty, the lateral to Ronnie Hillman that was ruled a fumble, the unsportsmanlike penalty on Kayvon Webster - only three of the sequences that helped New England in the game. After falling behind 14-7 and 21-7 in their first matchup this season, the Broncos built a 7-0 lead on the strength of some supreme playcalling. The Cards required extra time to beat GB.

Much like Elway in his twilight, Manning no longer has to carry the Broncos, nor do their fortunes ride solely on his right arm.

New England has two difference-makers at linebacker in Jamie Collins and Dont'a Hightower - when they're on the field, of course. But also don't make it bigger than what it is by putting too much on yourself. I can't even explain how I feel right now.

Aqib Talib stepped in front of Brady's pass and deflected it skyward. But before he gets up a head of steam, Gronkowski's path could cross the path of inside linebackers Brandon Marshall and Danny Trevathan. "It was an uphill battle all day", he said. He can run and, like I said, he has good separation at the top of his routes and does an awesome job of breaking tackles and catching the ball. Brady was 27 of 56 for 310 yards and two interceptions. On the ground, Steven Jackson rushed for 16 yards in six attempts. Brady/Manning - Peyton's final hurrah, 20-17 Patriots.

Denver Broncos cornerbacks Chris Harris Jr. and Bradley Roby are active for the game.

Manning and the Colts were defeated in Super Bowl XLVI by the Saints.

Brady has been the winning quarterback in six AFC championship games and four Super Bowls.

The temperature is expected to be in the mid- to upper-40s most of the afternoon.

Q: The loss to Pittsburgh in Super Bowl XLIII - does that still eat at you?

This time, they lost a chance at a return by throwing a pick at the goal line.

Here's who our anchors think is going to Super Bowl 50. They play well together.

Up to then, Tom Brady and the offense have picked up just one first down. "You've got to play, really your best football of the year". One truth remains and is immutable: Quarterbacks with size, brains and accuracy can win you lots of games. Allen broke a bone in his foot in the fourth quarter of Carolina's 31-24 win over Seattle last Sunday. "To me this victory is a great example of what this season has been like", Manning said. "We've tried, with Gary coming in this year, to be a little more focused on the running game and get a little more balanced to help Peyton out".

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