This afternoon the Denver Broncos defeated the New England Patriots 26-16 to advance to the Super Bowl for the first time in 15 years. Peyton Manning was flawless throwing for 400 yards and two touchdowns, while Tom Brady struggled early and was consistently under pressure the entire game. Brady is now 0-4 against the Manning brothers in the playoffs since 2006.
Super Bowl XLVIII, which will be played in MetLife stadium in New York, will be the fifth time in eight years in which a Manning is starting at quarterback, this being Peyton’s third. He and the Broncos will face the Seattle Seahawks who beat the San Francisco 49ers 23-17 Sunday night.
After a slow first half, the Seahawks were able to bounce back and eventually took a 20-17 lead early in the fourth quarter. After an impressive drive by Kaepernick with the time winding down, he floated a ball into the corner of the end zone, where it was tipped by Richard Sherman and picked off to seal the win for Seattle.
Super Bowl XLVII is Sunday, February 2 at 6:30 PM on FOX.