It has come down to the final four teams in the 2014 NFL Playoffs. The final two teams representing the AFC and NFC conferences will face off on Sunday to decide who will go on to play in Super Bowl XLVIII.
In the AFC, the Denver Broncos will host the New England Patriots. In the NFC, the Seattle Seahawks will host the San Francisco 49ers.
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Patriots quarterback Tom Brady suffered his first playoff loss in 2006 when playing the Broncos in Denver and owns a losing regular season record (4-5) against them all-time. Brady does however seem to have Peyton Manning's number, as he has beaten him ten of the fourteen times they have squared off, including twice in the past two seasons.
Both of the previous two losses were in New England, though, and Brady is 2-4 overall when playing in Denver. Manning, meanwhile, is 6-0 since 2008 when playing against a team he lost to earlier in the season.
Denver is 2-1 against the Patriots all-time in the playoffs (their only loss came with Tim Tebow under center), including a 2-0 mark at home. Denver is 25-19 all-time against New England in the regular season.
Sunday, January 19, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. EST - that's 1:00 p.m. Mile High Time.
The game will be played at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium in Denver, Colorado.
Broncos-Patriots will air on CBS (that's KCNC CBS 4 in Denver). Jim Nantz (play-by-play) and Phil Simms (color commentary) will call the game. Tracy Wolfson will be reporting from the sideline.
We (Mile High Report) will have live blogs and open threads for you to chat Broncos football during the game. Follow MHR on Twitter for commentary and analysis during the game.
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The game will stream live on CBSSports.com. You can listen to games live and online using the NFL's audio streaming package Audio Pass. You can watch the game on-demand after its conclusion using the NFL's Game Rewind package.
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As of Thursday evening, the weather forecast called for much nicer conditions than last week, with a temperature of 59 degrees at kickoff. If that's not beautiful football weather, nothing is!
The Broncos are 4.5-point favorites to win against the Patriots at home. More odds.
You make the pick
This is it. The winner will represent the AFC in the Super Bowl. Can Peyton get the job done and knock of Brady for the first time as a Bronco? You tell us — will the Broncos come away victorious on Sunday?