I really see a pattern happening between the Patriots and the Manning brothers. Peyton knocked off the Pats in the AFC Championship and went on to lead the Colts to a SB 41 victory. The very next year Eli and the Giants defeat the Patriots in SB 42.
Last year Eli and the Giants go on to beat New England in SB 46 and I believe Peyton and the Broncos will defeat the Patriots in the AFC Championship and win SB 47.
This will be the 4th time Tom Brady has been denied a ring at the hand of a Manning. I love it!!!
PS. The other common thread here is a fearless defense that punched the Pats in the mouth. And while the Colts "D" that year played poorly in the regular season, they stepped up in the play-offs. The Giants played smash mouth at the line in both of their wins AND SO WILL THE BRONCOS "D" BABY!