In January of 2014, it was thought that Tom Brady and Peyton Manning would square off in a playoff game for the final time. But the two ageless wonders have one more duel in store for the masses.
Brady v. Manning XVII will take place in the AFC Championship game in Denver on Sunday, Jan. 24 at 3 p.m. (CBS). The two all-time QBs have split their postseason matchups, 2-2, with Manning’s Broncos having won the aforementioned and most recent game, 26-16. Brady holds the all-time advantage, 11-5 over his nemesis.
The line for Sunday’s game will no doubt be tight. While the Broncos hold the No. 1 seed, they didn’t exactly blow anyone’s doors off with Sunday’s 23-16 win over the Steelers. Manning was just 21-of-37 for 222 yards with zero touchdowns and zero picks. He had a passer rating of 74.4.
One could easily make the case that Brady’s Patriots were the most impressive team of the divisional weekend in the NFL, thanks to a 27-20 win over Kansas City. Brady was 28-of-42 for 302 yards with two touchdowns and no picks and owned a sparkling 103.5 passer rating.