You knew it was going to come to this, Patriots fans. It was written with the Sharpie of destiny. Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos would be the final barrier for Tom Brady, Bill Belichick, and the unsinkable Patriots on the road to the Super Bowl.
The Patriots and Broncos are the last teams standing in the AFC, after the top-seeded Broncos survived a late San Diego Chargers comeback to score a 24-17 victory on Sunday at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.
Brady-Manning XV, otherwise known as the AFC Championship game, will determine who represents the AFC in Super Bowl XLVIII. It will take place Sunday at 3 p.m. in Denver, but the countdown to the final showdown has really been on all season.
Like Pepsi vs. Coke, BMW vs. Mercedes, Apple vs. Google, Brady vs. Manning represents an on-going struggle for supremacy between the two biggest brand names in the genre, the genres being erudite, iconic franchise quarterbacks.
That show “Intelligence” about the guy with a computer chip in his brain that CBS kept annoyingly pumping during Sunday’s Broncos-Chargers game would be less far-fetched if it was about Brady or Manning and their command and recall at the line of scrimmage.
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