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DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Tony Carter #32 of the Denver Broncos breaks up a pass intended for Matthew Slater #18 of the New England Patriots in the first quarter during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Patriots Team Grades: Super Bowl Hopes End With AFC Championship Loss To Broncos

The 2013 New England Patriots overachieved this season, but they couldn’t overcome a powerful Denver Broncos squad in the AFC Championship Game.

01/21/2014

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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.

01/17/2014

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.

01/17/2014

Quarterback Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots calls a play against the Denver Broncos during a game at Gillette Stadium on November 24, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. ( Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: Early Points Important For Patriots

It’s a Tom Brady-Peyton Manning QB showdown in the AFC Championship game in Denver on Sunday. But it’s the battered Broncos defense that might be the key to the game. “It’s going to be easier pickings (for Brady),” John Madden told the CBS Radio morning crew. “But when you play in a championship game, there are really no easy pickings.”

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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.

01/16/2014

Quarterback Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks looks over the defense at the line of scrimmage during the game against the San Francisco 49ers at CenturyLink Field on December 23, 2012 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: It’s Hard To Beat The 49ers-Seahawks Rivalry

The Seahawks-49ers rivalry might just be the best in the country as the teams prepare for Sunday’s NFC Championship game in Seattle. “They play every year, and they play every year two times, at home and home, and you develop history,” John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew.

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DENVER - SEPTEMBER 14: Sherri Adams, of Arvada, Colorado enters the staduim as the San Diego Chargers face the Denver Broncos during NFL action at Invesco Field at Mile High on September 14, 2008 in Denver, Colorado. Adams hat has tickets displayed from 35 years of being a Broncos season ticket holder. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Denver Broncos Advise Fans To Purchase ‘Real’ Championship Game Tickets

For those that want to attend the AFC Championship Game, making sure to purchase legitimate tickets is a big deal. Counterfeits are more popular all the time, especially as the playoffs arrive.

01/15/2014

FOXBORO, MA - NOVEMBER 24: Quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos is pressured by defensive end Rob Ninkovich #50 of the New England Patriots during a game at Gillette Stadium on November 24, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Patriots Defense Needs Big Game Against Broncos In AFC Championship Game

Both Patriots Nation and Broncos Country are looking forward to Brady/Manning XV. The rest of the planet will probably enjoy the game, too.

01/14/2014

DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 2: A general overhead view of Sports Authority Field Field at Mile High as the sun sets during a game between the Denver Broncos and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on December 2, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

San Diego Hoping For A Mile High City Miracle

When the San Diego Chargers went into Denver last month and beat the Broncos, no doubt some eyebrows were raised. Now, imagine if they do it again this Sunday.

01/10/2014

49ers v Panthers

Daily Madden: 49ers-Panthers Is Old-Fashioned Football

John Madden is expecting a low-scoring, physical game when the San Francisco 49ers meet the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte Sunday.

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