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DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Tony Carter #32 of the Denver Broncos breaks up a pass intended for Matthew Slater #18 of the New England Patriots in the first quarter during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Patriots Team Grades: Super Bowl Hopes End With AFC Championship Loss To Broncos

The 2013 New England Patriots overachieved this season, but they couldn’t overcome a powerful Denver Broncos squad in the AFC Championship Game.

01/21/2014

Champ Bailey of the Denver Broncos celebrates their 26-16 win over the New England Patriots during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Jan. 19, 2014.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Champ Bailey Reaches First Super Bowl In Most Trying Season

Champ Bailey finally gets a chance to live up to his name. The 12-time Pro Bowler is headed to his first Super Bowl in his 15th – and most trying – NFL season.

01/20/2014

Denver Broncos AFC championship game action against the New England Patriots Sunday Jan. 19, 2014, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. (credit: Evan Semón for CBS4)

Manning’s Comeback Heads To NYC After Win Over Patriots

DENVER (AP) – Only three years ago, Peyton Manning could barely grip a football, let alone throw one. A Super Bowl quarterback? Nobody had ever overcome those kind of odds. On Sunday, he wrote the next chapter […]

01/20/2014

Danny Trevathan #59 of the Denver Broncos celebrates with head coach John Fox of the Denver Broncos after they defeated the New England Patriots 26 to 16 during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Broncos To Face Seahawks In Super Bowl

Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos will face the best defense they’ve met all season when they play Richard Sherman’s Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl.

01/19/2014

Champ Bailey of the Denver Broncos celebrates their 26-16 win over the New England Patriots during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Jan. 19, 2014.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Bailey Earns First Trip To Super Bowl

Champ Bailey has pretty much accomplished everything there is to on a football field. Well, with one glaring exception, which the Denver Broncos cornerback finally remedied Sunday — he’s headed to his first Super Bowl.

01/19/2014

Head coach John Fox of the Denver Broncos reacts in the first quarter against the New England Patriots during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Fox Shows Heart In Guiding Denver To Super Bowl

Seventy-nine days before Peyton Manning punched the Broncos’ ticket to the Super Bowl head coach John Fox lay on a golf course near his offseason home in North Carolina and feared he was dying.

01/19/2014

Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos celebrates after they defeated the New England Patriots 26 to 16 during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Jan. 19, 2014.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

3 Years Ago Peyton Manning Could Barely Grip A Football

Peyton Manning stuffed the football into his helmet and handed it to an equipment man for safekeeping. The connection: Flawless, as usual.

01/19/2014

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Brady Faces Manning Once More With SB On Line

Only one of them can be the greatest.

01/18/2014

Peyton Manning (credit, Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Broncos Boast Firepower, Confident Peyton Manning

Maybe it’s because the forecast calls for the mercury to push toward 60 degrees Sunday, when plenty of fans will be tempted to get in a quick nine holes before heading down to the stadium to fire up the grill.

01/18/2014

FOXBORO, MA - NOVEMBER 24: Quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos is pressured by defensive end Rob Ninkovich #50 of the New England Patriots during a game at Gillette Stadium on November 24, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Patriots, Broncos Overcame Plenty Of Obstacles

Embarrassing headlines. Sidelined superstars. Retooled offenses. Shredded defenses. It’s a wonder the New England Patriots and Denver Broncos made it this far.

01/17/2014

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