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Tom Brady vs. Peyton Manning: Pure greatness - NFL Videos
What makes the head-to-head battles between Tom Brady and Peyton Manning so special? Find out why the Brady-Manning rivalry epitomizes pure excellence.

Elway Access: One Game Away |
Chris Hall and John Elway talk about moving past the Chargers and Sunday's AFC showdown against the Patriots.

Broncos News

Patriots and Broncos will fight to establish run in AFC title game -
We interrupt your regularly scheduled Manning-Brady programming for a message from Bucky Brooks: The RBs (like LeGarrette Blount and Knowshon Moreno) could trump the QBs in the AFC title game.

New England Patriots riding ground game led by LeGarrette Blount | The MMQB
Bill Belichick, Tom Brady and crew have flipped the script recently, running the ball almost 50 percent more than they throw it. Will that trend continue in the AFC title game at Denver?

Knowshon Moreno, Maurice Jones-Drew headline running back class -
We're not going to see any huge running back contracts this offseason, but there are some solid names set to hit the open market come March.

Broncos may need well-grounded approach - ESPN
The Denver Broncos are the face of a passing league. They launched 675 passes this season, but it probably seemed like more to the defenses caught in the vapor trail. Quarterback Peyton Manning finished out the regular season with 5,477 passing yards and 55 touchdowns.

Broncos prepare to adjust without injured CB Chris Harris | USA Today
The first man down was Von Miller. Then Champ Bailey. Later, it was Kevin Vickerson, then Rahim Moore and Derek Wolfe. And, eventually, Miller again.

Upon Further Review: Divisional Round |
Independent Analyst Andrew Mason takes his weekly look back at the game film.

Nantz, Simms Excited for AFC Championship |
CBS Sports' Jim Nantz and Phil Simms will call the AFC Championship Game in Denver. They discussed the matchup in a conference call Tuesday.

Five to Watch: 1. LeGarrette Blount |
Independent analyst starts his look at five key players in Sunday's AFC Championship Game with Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount.

Elway Talks AFC Title Game |
John Elway spoke with Chris Hall of BroncosTV about the upcoming AFC title game in this week's Elway Access Podcast.

The Broncos Breakdown: Denver 24, San Diego 17 | Cover 32
Exorcising the demons that haunted Sports Authority Field at Mile High since last January’s shocking playoff loss to the Ravens, the Broncos played a solid game against the Chargers, flipping the script in terms of ball control and pace en route to a win and a berth in the AFC Championship next week.

Broncos-Chargers 2013 Divisional Playoffs: Aftermath | Bronco Planet
The Denver Broncos won their 14th game this season, beating the San Diego Chargers 24-17 on Sunday in a game where the score shouldn’t have been that close. A Fumble, a stupid penalty, bad coverage and a stretch of foot-tripping Field Turf almost let the Chargers back into the game.

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly - Predominantly Orange
I want to send this weeks article out to one of my favorite color analysts who has ever covered the NFL. Dan Dierdorf was behind the mic one last time on Saturday in Foxboro, MA.

Broncos Media

More versatile player: Wes Welker or Julian Edelman? - NFL Videos
Willie McGinest, Kurt Warner and Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs compare and contrast the skill sets of Wes Welker and Julian Edelman.

What did Peyton Manning learn from loss to Baltimore Ravens? - NFL Videos
Judy Battista explains what Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning learned from last year's loss to the Baltimore Ravens and offers what we should expect in this week's games.

Can the Patriots run past Denver? - NFL Videos
The New England Patriots trampled the Indianapolis Colts with their running game and with a weakened Denver Broncos defense, there is no doubt the Patriots will test the Broncos' run defense.

Who needs another Super Bowl win more Tom Brady or Peyton Manning? - NFL Videos
Our crew debates whose legacy needs another Super Bowl win more New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady or Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning.

N 'if' L: What if "The Drive" had stalled? - NFL Videos
Dave Dameshek awards the Cleveland Browns their first Super Bowl in an alternate reality where John Elway ends up in Green Bay and the Browns stay in Cleveland.

Divisional Round Time Lapse |
Here's what Sunday's win at Sports Authority Field at Mile High looked like in thirty seconds.

NFL Related News

2013 Offensive Line Rankings |
Awards week is still ongoing and so what better time than to announce our 2013 Offensive Line Rankings. That’s right those big guys up front who don’t post positive stats with their reputation often a product of where they play or where they were drafted are now getting the attention they deserve.

Judge rejects preliminary approval of NFL concussion settlement -
A federal judge refused to approve the proposed settlement between retired NFL players and the league on Tuesday, citing concerns about whether it would be enough to cover all potential claims.

Lions hire Jim Caldwell as head coach - Pride Of Detroit
The Detroit Lions have decided to hire Jim Caldwell as their new head coach.

Seahawks, 49ers set for biggest game in NFL's newest rivalary -
For the Seahawks and 49ers, Sunday will be the defining game of their rivalry.

Las Vegas market report | National Football Post
There have been eight conference championship games played since January of 2010. In those eight matchups, the team that emerged victorious on a Saturday during the divisional round has gone 7-1 straight-up and 5-3 against the spread.

Back to the future | National Football Post
What’s next, some team coming out in the conference championship games and running a play or two from the single-wing or the T-formation? The ol’ "Flying Wedge" employed on a kickoff return? Receivers being jammed 15 or 20 yards down the field, like they were before the "Isaac Curtis Rule?" How about the head coaches wearing suits and ties, huh?

Marvin Harrison Should Be A First-Ballot Hall of Famer | Football Perspective
In a couple of weeks, the newest class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame will be announced. Only five modern-era wide receivers have been selected enshrinement on their first ballot: Jerry Rice, Paul Warfield, Steve Largent, Raymond Berry, and Lance Alworth.

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