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Peyton generates nearly $25,000 for his foundation via Omahas

Peyton generates nearly $25,000 for his foundation via Omahas

profootballtalk.com CNNSI.com Updated Jan 19, 2014
Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning shouted “Omaha” 31 times on Sunday against the Patriots. As a result, his foundation will receive nearly $24,800 in new donations. Via Darren Rovell of ESPN.com, that’s the total that was generated, thanks to eight Oma…
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  • Manning flips script on Brady, Denver wins AFC title

    Manning flips script on Brady, Denver wins AFC title

    CNNSI.com Jan 19, 2014
    Peyton Manning was calm and collected in beating Tom Brady's Pats, 26-16, to win the AFC.
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  • Upon Further Review: Patriots-Broncos

    Upon Further Review: Patriots-Broncos

    ESPN.com boston.com Jan 19, 2014
    ESPN.com NFL Nation reporters Jeff Legwold and Mike Reiss break down the Broncos' 26-16 victory over the Patriots in the AFC Championship Game.
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  • Peyton, Broncos rip Pats to reach Super Bowl

    Peyton, Broncos rip Pats to reach Super Bowl

    ESPN.com boston.com Jan 19, 2014
    Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos are heading to the Super Bowl after a 26-16 victory over Tom Brady and the New England Patriots.
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  • On Pro Football: The Significance of Winning One for Welker

    On Pro Football: The Significance of Winning One for Welker

    nytimes.com Jan 19, 2014
    The Broncos’ Wes Welker gave an inspirational speech to his teammates before Sunday’s game against the Patriots, his former team.
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  • Wes Welker: I wasn’t trying to hit Talib

    Wes Welker: I wasn’t trying to hit Talib

    One of the biggest moments in the AFC Championship Game was the second quarter collision between Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker and Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib. Talib was covering Demaryius Thomas on a crossing pattern and ran into Welker as the pa…
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  • Long story: Brady's misses deep costly

    Long story: Brady's misses deep costly

    ESPN.com yahoo.com Jan 19, 2014
    DENVER -- Tom Brady and the deep ball. When considering where things fell short for the New England Patriots in their 26-16 loss to the Denver Broncos in the AFC Championship Game, it’s one of the places to start. The resilient Patriots dug themselves a…
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  • Bill Belichick: I’m proud of everything we did this year

    Bill Belichick: I’m proud of everything we did this year

    Patriots coach Bill Belichick has received a lot of praise for the job he did guiding the Patriots to the AFC Championship Game this season in spite of injuries to several key players, but he saved the plaudits for his players after Sunday’s loss to the…
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  • Broncos 26, Patriots 16: Manning Reclaims the Biggest Stage

    Broncos 26, Patriots 16: Manning Reclaims the Biggest Stage

    nytimes.com deadspin.com Jan 19, 2014
    Peyton Manning, at 37, passed for 400 yards in the A.F.C. championship game and will play in the N.F.L.’s finale for the first time in four years.
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  • Patriots Outplayed In 26-16 AFC Title Game Loss To Denver

    Patriots Outplayed In 26-16 AFC Title Game Loss To Denver

    Bill Belichick and the Patriots had no answers Sunday for Peyton Manning and the Broncos, as for the second straight season, New England lost the AFC Title Game, this time 26-16. Manning was 32-for-43 for 400 yards and a pair of touchdowns, as the Bronc…
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  • Tom Brady comes up short yet again, just like his nemesis Peyto…

    Tom Brady comes up short yet again, just like his nemesis Peyton Manning used to

    yahoo.com Jan 19, 2014
    DENVER – Tom Brady was asked after New England fell in the AFC championship game if the playoff losses get harder as he gets older.And he started comparing them. The two Super Bowl losses were tough. Other times the Patriots got to the AFC championship …
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  • Stephen Gostkowski added to Pro Bowl

    Stephen Gostkowski added to Pro Bowl

    ESPN.com Jan 19, 2014
    DENVER -- With Denver Broncos kicker Matt Prater participating in the Super Bowl, New England Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski has been tabbed as his replacement for the Pro Bowl. Gostkowski, who just concluded his eighth season, finished first in the…
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  • Manning ties Brees with three 400-yard postseason games

    Manning ties Brees with three 400-yard postseason games

    profootballtalk.com Jan 19, 2014
    There have been 18 400-yard passing games in postseason history, including outings by Kelly Holcomb and Jeff George, and Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning has three of them after Sunday’s 400-yard performance against the Patriots. That ties Drew Brees …
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  • Punter Happy: [It's nice being a punter on a team with a fantas…

    Punter Happy: [It's nice being a punter on a team with a fantas…

    deadspin.com Jan 19, 2014
    [It's nice being a punter on a team with a fantastic offense. Britton Colquitt, who punted just once today, celebrates in the confetti after the Broncos beat the Patriots 26-16 to advance to the Super Bowl. Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images]Read more..…
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  • Leftover Patriots nuggets from Denver

    Leftover Patriots nuggets from Denver

    ESPN.com Jan 19, 2014
    DENVER -- Gathering together some leftover notes from Sunday's AFC Championship Game: Third-down struggles: The New England Patriots struggled to defend the Denver Broncos on third down, allowing them to convert on seven of 13 tries. "You can't win…
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  • Matt Light hosts a viewing party in Foxborough

    Matt Light hosts a viewing party in Foxborough

    boston.com Jan 19, 2014
    Former Patriot Matt Light hosted an AFC Championship viewing party at Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill in Foxborough on Sunday. Everyone’s $20 door donation went to the Light Foundation, which supports youth leadership.
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  • Bob Kraft keeps Bon Jovi by his side

    Bob Kraft keeps Bon Jovi by his side

    boston.com Jan 19, 2014
    Pats owner Bob Kraft was bookended by two of his favorite people before Sunday’s AFC Championship game. To his right was his close friend Jon Bon Jovi, and to his left was his girlfriend, Ricki Noel Lander.
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  • N.F.L. Conference Championship Sunday

    N.F.L. Conference Championship Sunday

    nytimes.com Jan 19, 2014
    The Broncos meet the Patriots for the A.F.C. title while the 49ers and Seahawks renew their rivalry in the N.F.C. championship game.
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  • Rick Reilly used Twitter to compare Tom Brady’s ‘overthrows’ to…

    Rick Reilly used Twitter to compare Tom Brady’s ‘overthrows’ to Somalia (really)

    yahoo.com Jan 19, 2014
    Tom Brady has more overthrows today than Somalia. — Rick Reilly (@ReillyRick) January 19, 2014 Oh, Rick Reilly. When ESPN's highly-compensated writer isn't plagiarizing himself, being fooled by satirical news sites or misquoting his Native American fath…
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  • Quick-hit thoughts from third quarter

    Quick-hit thoughts from third quarter

    ESPN.com Jan 19, 2014
    DENVER -- With 15 minutes left to play, the New England Patriots trail the Denver Broncos 20-3. Passing along quick-hit notes and observations from the third quarter. 1. Broncos score first. The Broncos used a prolonged drive to widen the gap early in t…
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  • Alfonzo Dennard briefly exits as teams trade punts

    Alfonzo Dennard briefly exits as teams trade punts

    profootballtalk.com Jan 19, 2014
    We’ve had a couple of Omahas, but no points through the first three possessions in Denver. The Patriots went three and out to open the game and their defense then forced the Broncos to punt after a couple of first downs to keep the game scoreless. One o…
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  • Pats' Thompkins out, Dobson active vs. Broncos

    Pats' Thompkins out, Dobson active vs. Broncos

    New England Patriots wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins will not play in Sunday's AFC Championship Game, but fellow rookie Aaron Dobson is active against the Denver Broncos.
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  • Sheriff: Aaron Hernandez Separated From Fellow Inmates At All T…

    Sheriff: Aaron Hernandez Separated From Fellow Inmates At All Times

    deadspin.com Jan 19, 2014
    There's been talk of whether or not former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez would be able to watch his old team play the Broncos in the AFC Championship Game from jail, but the more interesting story is how he's handled differently than other inmates …
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  • Welcome to Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium

    Welcome to Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium

    boston.com Jan 19, 2014
    So far it's a beautiful day in Denver, hours ahead of kickoff for the AFC Championship.
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  • What to watch for in the AFC Championship

    What to watch for in the AFC Championship

    boston.com Jan 19, 2014
    The weather in Denver, expected to hit a high of 60 degrees, won’t resemble the wintry conditions felt on Nov. 24, 2013 when the temperature at kickoff was 22 degrees.
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  • Broncos’ Tony Carter hopes punt blunder is behind him

    Broncos’ Tony Carter hopes punt blunder is behind him

    boston.com Jan 19, 2014
    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — For Broncos cornerback Tony Carter, the hope is that two months is enough time to put one of his biggest mistakes this season behind him.
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  • This AFC championship game day morning for New England Patriots…

    This AFC championship game day morning for New England Patriots coach fits the Bill

    boston.com Jan 19, 2014
    It’s game day in Denver. A certain coaching legend already has his game face on as night edges into dawn.
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  • Jamie Collins appreciates Patriots’ winning ways

    Jamie Collins appreciates Patriots’ winning ways

    boston.com Jan 19, 2014
    Perhaps nobody is appreciating the Patriots’ playoff run more than linebacker Jamie Collins, who went 624 days between meaningful football victories.
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  • Matthew Slater of Patriots, above all, is a man of faith

    Matthew Slater of Patriots, above all, is a man of faith

    boston.com Jan 19, 2014
    In his sixth season with the Patriots, Matthew Slater is a team captain, widely respected throughout the organization. On the day of the Marathon bombings, Patriots players had gathered at Gillette Stadium for offseason workouts, and coach Bill Belichic…
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  • Video - Manning, Broncos Put Away Patriots 01:12

    Manning, Broncos Put Away Patriots

    Jan 19
    Peyton Manning threw for 400 yards and two touchdowns as the Broncos advanced to the Super Bowl with a 26-16 win over the Patriots.
  • Video - Broncos Headed To Super Bowl 01:31

    Broncos Headed To Super Bowl

    Jan 19
    ESPN's Tom Waddle breaks down the Broncos' win against the Patriots in the AFC Championship Game.
  • Video - Belichick Still Proud In Defeat 00:35

    Belichick Still Proud In Defeat

    Jan 19
    Patriots coach Bill Belichick discusses his team's loss to Denver in the AFC Championship Game.
  • Video - New England Patriots postgame press conference 01:57

    New England Patriots postgame press conference

    Jan 19
    New England Patriots players and coaches react following their loss to the Denver Broncos.

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