Where: Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado
When: 3 p.m. ET, January 19, 2014
Live Stream: CBS Sports
Two of the best quarterbacks in the past decade will be squaring off against each other in this AFC Championship game. Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are traveling to Denver to face off against Peyton Manning and the Broncos.
The Broncos have set a ton of records on offense moving the football this season. They are explosive and have a lot of weapons that Peyton can get the ball to. Wes Welker, Eric Decker, Demayrius Thomas and Julius Thomas are the best group of receivers in the league. They also have the ability to run the football with Knowshon Moreno. The Broncos offense is ridiculously good.
The Patriots don’t have as much firepower on offense, but they showed that they can light up the scoreboard as well. Last weekend, they ran the ball down the throats of the Indianapolis Colts with LeGarrette Blount and Stevan Ridley. With the Broncos losing Chris Harris last weekend, Tom Brady might want to attack the weak Broncos secondary. Philip Rivers showed that it can be beat late in the game last weekend. Brady should be able to make plays down the field against them.
The Patriots already beat the Broncos once this season. This time the stakes are higher.
This game will become an offensive battle. Peyton Manning and the Broncos can light up the scoreboard all day long, but the Broncos defense has a lot of holes in it. If anyone knows how to take advantage of those holes, it will be Bill Belichick and Tom Brady.
This game will be close at the end and the last team with the ball will win the game.
Patriots 36 – Broncos 33