AFC championship preview: Clash of Broncos, Patriots to renew historic rivalry between Peyton Manning, Tom Brady

Published: Thursday, Jan. 16 2014 11:14 a.m. MST

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In every previous playoff matchup between the Broncos and the Patriots and Peyton Manning and Tom Brady, the home team has won. This bodes well for the Broncos as the game is in Denver.

Blount had only two carriers in the Patriots' previous matchup with the Broncos. After rushing for four touchdowns last week, he will certainly have a bigger role to play.

The NFL leader in passing yards has never gone on to win the Super Bowl. They are 0-47 all-time in attempts. As Peyton Manning led the league in passing yards this year, he could become the first to ever accomplish it.

Brady and Manning have faced each other 14 times in their careers, with Brady winning 10 of the games. In the playoffs, they have matched up three times, with Brady winning two of them.

With a win this weekend, Manning will no longer have a losing record in the playoffs, a record that is currently 10-11.
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