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Tom Brady and Peyton Manning playing to define their legacies

Tom Brady and Peyton Manning playing to define their legacies

nydailynews.com Updated Jan 18
Peyton Manning and Tom Brady have been in each other's way for more than a decade — it’s the greatest individual rivalry in NFL history and their close friendship makes it even more compelling.
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  • For fans of favorites, Manning’s teams have delivered the goods

    For fans of favorites, Manning’s teams have delivered the goods

    There has been much said about the visiting Patriots being underdogs in Sunday’s AFC title game at Denver. Now, let’s take a minute to ponder the Broncos as favorites. For starters, Denver has been favored in every game this season. In fact, the Broncos…
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  • Patriots Vs Broncos: Keys to the Game

    Patriots Vs Broncos: Keys to the Game

    The New England Patriots will face the Denver Broncos tomorrow at 3:00 pm inside Mile High Stadium. The Patriots are going into this game as underdogs once again, second time this season against the Denver Broncos. That favors New England. Brady and com…
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  • Sheriff: Hernandez separated for own safety

    Sheriff: Hernandez separated for own safety

    Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez can't watch football on TV for his own safety, the sheriff in charge of the prison said on Saturday.
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  • No roster moves for Patriots

    No roster moves for Patriots

    DENVER -- The 4 p.m. ET deadline for NFL teams to make roster moves for Sunday's conference championship games has passed, and the Patriots didn't have any transactions. That leaves rookie Ryan Allen is the lone punter on the roster. As reported earlier…
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  • Greg Cosell’s AFC Playoff Preview: Attention is on QBs, but eac…

    Greg Cosell’s AFC Playoff Preview: Attention is on QBs, but each team can and will run it

    yahoo.com Jan 18
    In the regular-season meeting between the Broncos and Patriots, New England coach Bill Belichick played almost every snap out of a two-deep safety shell, with six players in the box. So the Broncos handed off to Knowshon Moreno 37 times for 224 yards, a…
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  • Patriots Asked About Smoking Weed While In Denver

    Patriots Asked About Smoking Weed While In Denver

    deadspin.com Jan 18
    The Patriots are on the road this week in Denver to play the Broncos in the AFC Championship game, so let's talk about drugs. Denver is in Colorado, where (like Washington, host to the NFC Championship) the recreational use of marijuana is legal. On Fri…
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  • In Denver, Fans Are Bullish on the Broncos, but Wary of the Pat…

    In Denver, Fans Are Bullish on the Broncos, but Wary of the Patriots

    nytimes.com Jan 18
    Broncos fans are rabid in support of their team, but ever-wary of Tom Brady and the Patriots in Sunday’s A.F.C. title game.
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  • Robert Kraft: This Patriots team already “super-special”

    Robert Kraft: This Patriots team already “super-special”

    Patriots owner Robert Kraft has more to choose from than others when it comes to favorite memories. But even before this current season is over, Kraft said the current version of his team is among his favorites. While the Patriots haven’t added to the t…
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  • Scouting the Broncos: Q&A with USA TODAY Sports reporter Li…

    Scouting the Broncos: Q&A with USA TODAY Sports reporter Lindsay Jones

    boston.com Jan 18
    USA TODAY Sports NFL reporter Lindsay Jones was gracious enough to answer some questions for us about the Denver Broncos, a team she covered for four and a half years.
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  • Football journey: Logan Ryan

    Football journey: Logan Ryan

    ESPN.com Jan 18
    One of the things the New England Patriots liked about cornerback Logan Ryan as a prospect in the 2013 NFL Draft was his ball disruption, as he was viewed to be among an elite group that included first-round picks Dee Milliner and D.J. Hayden, and third…
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  • At 35, Champ Bailey still a leader on Denver defense

    At 35, Champ Bailey still a leader on Denver defense

    boston.com Jan 18
    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — It’s not what Champ Bailey says, it’s how he says it.
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  • Patriots receiver Austin Collie has made a lot of adjustments t…

    Patriots receiver Austin Collie has made a lot of adjustments this season

    boston.com Jan 18
    FOXBOROUGH — Austin Collie has seven receptions as a member of the Patriots, and nearly as many roster transactions: five.
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  • Ryan Mallett gives Patriots defense plenty of practice in prepa…

    Ryan Mallett gives Patriots defense plenty of practice in preparing for Peyton Manning

    boston.com Jan 18
    FOXBOROUGH — His voice sounded a bit raspy. No doubt it was from the added strain of shouting out all those checks, audibles, and hard counts from the extra work he got during Patriots practice Wednesday.
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  • Consistency still the key for Patriots offensive line

    Consistency still the key for Patriots offensive line

    boston.com Jan 18
    Logan Mankins was named to the Pro Bowl for another stellar season. But if LeGarrette Blount could have it his way, all of the men who earn their wages in the trenches would be recognized.
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  • Video - New England Patriots QB Tom Brady, Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning re-live past AFC Championship games 01:42

    New England Patriots QB Tom Brady, Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning re-live past AFC Championship games

    Jan 18
    A review of the most prominent moments from some of the biggest postseason games in recent memory.
  • Video - Great rivals describe what makes New England Patriots QB Tom Brady vs. Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning special 04:24

    Great rivals describe what makes New England Patriots QB Tom Brady vs. Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning special

    Jan 18
    Some of the greatest rivals around the sports world such as Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Bill Walton explain what makes the Tom Brady and Peyton Manning rivalry so special.
  • Video - How do the New England Patriots plan to stop Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning? 02:16

    How do the New England Patriots plan to stop Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning?

    Jan 18
    Former New England Patriots linebacker Willie McGinest explains how his former head coach, Bill Belichick, plans to stop Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning in the AFC Championship.