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48 Hours Until Greatest Day of Football in NFL History - Horse Tracks

I think these two games on Sunday is the single greatest day of football we'll see for a long time. Both conference matchups have more intrigue and drama than any prime time reality television show. And I cannot wait!
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SB Nation 2014 NFL Playoff Coverage

Tom Brady vs. Peyton Manning: Round 15 - NFL Videos
Two of the NFL's greatest quarterbacks face off for the 15th time when Tom Brady and the New England Patriots take on Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos in the AFC Championship Game.

Manning vs. Brady: The Complete History -
Two elite quarterbacks. One unforgettable rivalry. Peyton Manning and Tom Brady have played each other 14 times before. Relive all their highlights here.

AFC Championship News

AFC Championship Game preview: Patriots-Broncos -
New England's Tom Brady owns the overall advantage in head-to-head clashes with Denver's Peyton Manning, but the QBs have split their two meetings in AFC title games. Who takes this one?

AFC Championship Game is a case study of how NFL defenses are evolving | The MMQB
The days of strong safeties lining up receivers over the middle and delivering knockout hits are over. But that’s not the only reason why zone concepts are being replaced by man coverage.

Broncos' John Elway expects Peyton Manning back in 2014 | USA Today
As a quarterback, John Elway enjoyed nothing more than the NFL playoffs. But now that he's running the Denver Broncos, postseason has become a miserable experience.

John Elway likes Adam Gase's aggressive calls - ESPN
As a Hall of Fame quarterback, John Elway had plenty of go-for-it moments in his playing career. Now as the Denver Broncos' chief football executive, Elway has seen plenty of those moments thanks to offensive coordinator Adam Gase's aggressive style.

Peyton Manning of Denver Broncos most respected in NFL - ESPN
As a football executive, John Elway wasn't beginning from scratch when he took over as the Denver Broncos' vice president of football operations in January 2011. He was acting more like the department of organizational resurrection.

Patriots, Broncos excel at running pick plays, which are mostly legal | The MMQB
The Broncos and Patriots run more pick plays with greater precision than any other team in the NFL. Before you start screaming at your TV on Sunday, learn which ones are legal and how receivers try to get away with even more.

The Notebook: Chargers, Broncos & missed opportunities -
If not for a few missed opportunities, it might be the Chargers instead of the Broncos playing for the AFC Championship this weekend. Former NFL defensive end Stephen White breaks down Denver's Divisional round win.

Advanced NFL Stats: Obligatory Manning-Brady Post...But This One Is Cool, I Promise
The risk of injury aside, it's inevitable we'll see either Manning or Brady in this season's Super Bowl. These two great players will be linked for all of football history. Even advanced stats aren't going to separate their performance from their teams'--the numbers are only the start of the conversation, not the end.

Respect Runs Deep Between Manning, Brady |
As they prepare for Sunday's AFC Championship Game, Peyton Manning and Tom Brady have shown mutual respect for one another.

Manning's Focus on Present, Not Future |
Peyton Manning said it's not hard to block out thoughts of his future with such a crucial game this Sunday.

Fox 'A Perfect Fit' for Broncos |
Executive Vice President of Football Operations John Elway said that Head Coach John Fox's enthusiasm and passion for football have made him "a perfect fit" for the Broncos.

Broncos-Patriots AFC Championship: Game Capsule | Bronco Planet
Come Sunday afternoon, the Denver Broncos will vie with the New England Patriots for this year’s American Football Conference Championship and the Lamar Hunt Trophy and a trip to the Big Show–Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium on February 2, 2014.

Denver Broncos and the AFC Championship Game - Predominantly Orange
The Broncos and the AFC Championship game are no strangers. Sunday will mark the ninth appearance the Broncos make in the biggest game the conference has to offer

AFC Championship Video

Preview: New England Patriots vs. Denver Broncos - NFL Videos
NFL Films previews the Week 20 matchup between the New England Patriots and the Denver Broncos.

Does Denver Broncos coach John Fox deserve more respect? - NFL Videos
Has Peyton Manning overshadowed Denver Broncos coach John Fox this season? Solomon Wilcots and Jamie Dukes debate whether or not Fox deserves more respect.

Breakout candidates for AFC Championship Game - NFL Videos
Which player other than Peyton Manning or Tom Brady will have the biggest impact on the AFC Championship Game? The gang dishes out their choices on "Around the League Live".

'View from the Couch': Championship Weekend - NFL Videos
Dave Dameshek and Akbar Gbajabiamila preview the AFC and NFC Championship games and share their picks for what the most entertaining Super Bowl matchup would be.

Locker Room: 'We Are Going to be Prepared' |
Players talk about defensive keys, learning from last time and managing nerves heading into the AFC Championship Game.

Manning on Elway, Pats Prep |
Peyton Manning talks to the press after Thursday's practice.

BTV Daily: Not Looking Ahead |
The focus at Dove Valley is fixed on the process and preparing for New England, nothing more.

NFL Related News

The Notebook: Lessons from the Panthers' loss to the 49ers -
Beating the 49ers defense requires a top notch game plan from an offense. The Panthers didn't have that. Retired NFL defensive end Stephen White takes a closer look.

Pantsform: Jim Harbaugh's pants, reviewed -
Because we wanted to see what the fuss was all about, we went and spent this website's money to find out what it was like to wear another man's pants. A Harbaugh man's pants, specifically.

Richard Sherman: Byron Maxwell keys Seattle Seahawks' NFC title hopes | The MMQB
'Next man up' might be an overused sports cliché, but it's also the reason my Seahawks are going to beat the 49ers. Meet my defensive backfield partner Byron Maxwell, whose strong play has us on the brink of Super Bowl XLVIII.

PFF Playoff Pick’em: Conference Championships |
Quite a rebound effort from the guys in their Divisional Round picks last week. After a don’t-tell-anyone collective 12-20 for the Wild Card games, our team put up a 26-6 record when given the second chance.

The Roy Curry story | National Football Post
Fall afternoons are still reserved for football practice. Following his second hip surgery in six months, Roy Curry, 71, assists at Robeson High School on Chicago’s South Side. A master of his craft, he’s at home detailing and dispensing nuances of the game to impressionable teens.

Cap Space Versus Production For DEN/NE/SF/SEA | Football Perspective
It’s not much of a stretch to say that the Patriots, Broncos, 49ers, and Seahawks, and are four of the best organizations in the NFL. Over the last two years, these four teams are the only to win 23 games in the regular season or 26 games if you include the playoffs. In the salary cap era, being an excellent team means managing the salary cap well.

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