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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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Keidel: Final Chapter In Manning Vs. Brady?

No matter who has the edge Sunday, it seems the nation is rooting for Manning, because it’s been harder for him to win, because he’s not so pretty, because he’s considered one of us, because you get the sense that his aw-shucks, southern refrain is real.

01/17/2014

The Seattle Seahawks run on to the field during their game against the San Francisco 49ers at CenturyLink Field. ( credit: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

America’s Leading Sportscasters Predict AFC And NFC Championship Winners

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.

01/17/2014

Head coach John Fox of the Denver Broncos cheers on his team from the sidelines during their game against the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum on Dec. 29, 2013 in Oakland, Calif.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

John Fox’s Biggest Decision Was A Life-Saver

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.

01/17/2014

Executive vice president of football operations John Elway speaks as quarterback Peyton Manning stands to his right during a news conference announcing Manning's contract with the Denver Broncos in the team meeting room at the Paul D. Bowlen Memorial Broncos Centre on March 20, 2012 in Englewood. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Elway: Manning Not Ready To Ride Into Retirement

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.

01/17/2014

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