Manning-Brady XVII A Surprising InevitabilityAt various points in the past two months, though, it looked as if neither the New England Patriots nor the Denver Broncos would be in position to set up the 17th duel between Tom Brady and Peyton Manning.
Patriots Team Grades: New England Puts On Super Bowl-Worthy Performance Against ColtsThe Patriots made it look easy in advancing to their sixth Super Bowl of the Belichick/Brady era.
5 Questions About The State Of The Broncos After Loss To PatriotsAll is not lost, fans of the Orange & Blue. Denver lost a November game at New England in 2013, just like they did on Sunday. Then, remember, they came back and won the AFC title.
Broncos Coach John Fox Says 'We All Stunk'Peyton Manning admittedly stunk up Gillette Stadium. If that's the case, he wasn't alone. "I think we all stunk," coach John Fox said Monday after the Denver Broncos' 43-21 loss at New England.
Team Grades: Poor Marks Reflect Poor Play By Broncos In Loss To PatriotsThe New England Patriots took it to the Denver Broncos in their game Sunday. It wasn't just what the Pats did, though, it was what the Broncos were unable to do, too, that was so bad.
Peyton Manning: 'I Stunk' In Broncos' Loss To PatriotsPeyton Manning threw for 438 yards, but most of those came after the Patriots rolled to a 20-point halftime lead on their way to a surprisingly lopsided win over the favored Broncos.
Broncos Lose Big In New England, 43-21Tom Brady outdueled Peyton Manning in leading the New England Patriots past the Denver Broncos 43-21 Sunday in Massachusetts.
Injury Report: No Need For Games, 2 Best In AFC Get Set To Play One AnotherThe New England Patriots are well known for their creativity with the mandated injury report by the league. This week, however, with few injuries and a strong team, there was no need for New England to play games with the injury report, while Denver's side took longer than usual to come out.
3 Years Ago Peyton Manning Could Barely Grip A FootballPeyton Manning stuffed the football into his helmet and handed it to an equipment man for safekeeping. The connection: Flawless, as usual.
Peyton Manning's Mind On Football, Not FutureWhen answering a question last week about whether he could still enjoy the playoffs given his previous postseason disappointments, Peyton Manning dropped in a phrase that "the light is at the end of the tunnel for me, no question."