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Peyton Manning vs. Tom Brady XVII: How to watch and three more things to know

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The Denver Broncos advance to the AFC Championship Game to face the New England Patriots, meaning it's Peyton Manning vs. Tom Brady all over again.

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This feels appropriate, doesn't it? Inevitable, even? Two months ago, when Brock Osweiler was leading the Denver Broncos to an epic overtime-in-the-snow comeback win against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots, the thought of another Peyton Manning vs. Brady showdown felt anything but inevitable. But here we are: another January, another chapter in the greatest quarterback rivalry the NFL has ever seen.

And this one feels like the last.

Brady vs. Manning XVII will take place on Sunday, January 24, 2016 in Denver for the right to play in Super Bowl 50. Here's how to watch.

How to watch Patriots vs. Broncos

Where: Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver
When: Sunday, January 24, 1:05 p.m. Mile High time
TV: CBS
Announcers: Jim Nantz, Phil Simms
Radio: Patriots Radio NetworkBroncos Radio Network
Online Streaming: CBS Sports
Odds: The early money is going the Patriots' way, with Tom Brady and company opening as 3-point favorites.
Patriots blogPats Pulpit
Broncos blog
Mile High Report (this here blog)

Home QBs dominate Manning vs. Brady

It's often reported that Tom Brady has dominated the rivalry, with a heads-up edge of 11-5. This is true. There's no denying it.

Less cited is this nugget: the home QB is also 11-5.

In the playoffs, when Manning and Brady have faced off, the home quarterback is 4-0.

Brady hasn't beaten Manning in playoffs since 2005

Brady holds the edge in both the regular season, and the QBs are tied in the playoffs. Tom holds the edge against Peyton the Colt as well as Peyton the Bronco.

But in AFC Championship Games, Manning is 2-1, and he's won the last two.

Super Bowl 50's AFC QB will be familiar