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A zoo lion has picked the Denver Broncos to win their game against the New England Patriots on Sunday.
Embarrassing headlines. Sidelined superstars. Retooled offenses. Shredded defenses. It’s a wonder the New England Patriots and Denver Broncos made it this far.
In anticipation of the AFC and NFC Championship games this weekend, we’ve pulled together America’s leading sportscasters to make their predictions and picks for Patriots-Broncos and 49ers-Seahawks.
Of all the decisions coach John Fox made that kept the Denver Broncos rolling through a drama-filled season, one was an absolute life-saver.
John Elway doesn’t see Peyton Manning riding off into that orange Rocky Mountain sunset the way Elway did 15 years ago if the Denver Broncos quarterback caps his record-setting season with a second Super Bowl ring.
Former Broncos wide receiver Brandon Stokley and running back Reggie Rivers both believe the Broncos mid-season loss to the Patriots was a lesson learned by the team and will help them in the AFC Championship game.
Denver’s mayor made a friendly wager with Boston’s mayor over Sunday’s AFC Championship game.
The good news: either Manning or Brady will get to go to another Super Bowl. The bad news: one of them will not, and be denied adding more to his legacy yet again.
The Broncos are one win away from their first Super Bowl appearance since they won it in 1998. But the Broncos faced many more challenges to get to the point they are now as opposed to the team 16 years ago.
Wes Welker jumped at the chance to team up with Peyton Manning in Denver, where he signed a two-year deal for $12 million, $1 million more per year than the Patriots had offered.