AFC Championship

Atlanta Falcons v San Francisco 49ers

Daily Madden: No Asterisk On Patriots AFC Championship

Coach says he thought deflategate would be over by now but that’s not the case as Pro Football Hall of Famer and former 49er and Raider Jerry Rice has come out and called it “cheating.” He said that the Patriots season should have an asterisk next to it if they win the Super Bowl. Madden disagrees saying the Patriots could have played with a balloon and still beaten the Colts.


Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots throws a touchdown pass to  Rob Gronkowski #87 (not pictured) in the third quarter against the Indianapolis Colts of the 2015 AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on January 18, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

NFL Probes Allegations That Patriots Deflated Footballs During AFC Championship Win Against Colts

The NFL is investigating whether the New England Patriots deflated footballs that were used in their AFC championship game victory over the Indianapolis Colts.


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Keidel: Final Chapter In Manning Vs. Brady?

No matter who has the edge Sunday, it seems the nation is rooting for Manning, because it’s been harder for him to win, because he’s not so pretty, because he’s considered one of us, because you get the sense that his aw-shucks, southern refrain is real.


The Seattle Seahawks run on to the field during their game against the San Francisco 49ers at CenturyLink Field. ( credit: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

America’s Leading Sportscasters Predict AFC, NFC Championship Winners

In anticipation of the AFC and NFC Championship games this weekend, we’ve pulled together America’s leading sportscasters to make their predictions and picks for Patriots-Broncos and 49ers-Seahawks.



Sports Verdict: Which QB Will Win AFC Championship? Peyton Manning Vs. Tom Brady

The good news: either Manning or Brady will get to go to another Super Bowl. The bad news: one of them will not, and be denied adding more to his legacy yet again.


Joe Flacco

Ravens Upset Pats 28-13 To Make Super Bowl Vs. 49ers

Joe Flacco outdueled Tom Brady, throwing three touchdown passes in the second half and leading the Baltimore Ravens to their first Super Bowl in 12 years.


Tom Brady

San Mateo’s Brady & Pats Win AFC Title Over Ravens

New England defeated Baltimore 23-20 in the AFC Championship game.


Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants scrambles with the ball trying to avoid the tackle of NaVorro Bowman #53 of the San Francisco 49ers during an NFL football game at Candlestick Park November 13, 2011 in San Francisco, California. The 49ers won the game 27-20. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

NFC Championship Tickets In Higher Demand Than AFC Game

Demand for tickets to Sunday’s NFC Championship showdown at Candlestick Park is significantly higher than that of the AFC title game.


San Francisco 49ers v Baltimore Ravens

John Madden’s Championship Game Picks

John Madden likes the 49ers over the New York Giants in Sunday’s NFC Championship game at Candlestick Park, but only because they’re the local team.


John Madden (KCBS)

Daily Madden: An Early Look At The Super Bowl

John Madden discusses his notes on the Packers and Steelers and why the odds makers may have picked the Packers as the favorite.