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January 19, 2014

Broncos Overwhelm Patriots: The Denver Broncos carved up the New England Patriots 26-16, with Peyton Manning throwing for 400 yards and two touchdowns, in the AFC Championship Game. Manning advances to his second Super Bowl and first since joining the Broncos as a free agent.

posted by rcade to football at 12:10 PM - 19 comments

John Fox almost beat the Pats with Jake Delhomme, so he must feel good about his prospects.

If the Broncos suffer another last minute lapse in the secondary, whoever is at fault will need to head to Kansas without showering and apply for amnesty.

posted by beaverboard at 12:46 PM on January 19

Austrian NFL promo Opening Sequence. aka Colin Kaepernick the little gnome that could

posted by phaedon at 01:08 PM on January 19

Game of Throwns?

I'll get my coat.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 01:20 PM on January 19

If the Broncos suffer another last minute lapse in the secondary, whoever is at fault will need to head to Kansas without showering and apply for amnesty

Quentin Jammer? He'll probably get picked on all day. He's pretty experienced, but he's been in the league a while and has probably lost a step. That made a difference in the game when he came in for the injured CB and had to cover Keenan Allen, but might not be such a problem against WRs that aren't as talented or fast as Allen.

posted by LionIndex at 01:50 PM on January 19

I cannot believe I am watching a Brady-Manning conference championship game and seeing commercials for other commercials.

posted by Etrigan at 03:40 PM on January 19

the cbs stream just goes to a 'be right back' screen during commercials

posted by kokaku at 03:43 PM on January 19

The Pats' D I think is finally one injury past being effective. There's nobody out there in a position to change the game anymore and Denver is just killing them all over the place.

posted by dfleming at 05:03 PM on January 19

pats kick the ball away thus conceding any hope they might have had

posted by kokaku at 05:40 PM on January 19

Pats offense has looked a bit out of synch all day, but have been pretty impressed with Denver's defensive game plan and execution. Really have not given up the big plays, which is aided by the fact that NE really does not have anyone who can stretch the field (notwithstanding the shot for Slater earlier in the game).

And Welker as Bernard Pollard, who'd a think it?

posted by holden at 05:50 PM on January 19

Prior comments may be moot if Denver keeps playing this soft prevent (way too early, in my opinion).

posted by holden at 05:51 PM on January 19

That was one of the most thorough 10-point asskickings I have ever seen.

posted by Etrigan at 06:35 PM on January 19

it reminded me of the way the Pats used to dismantle their opponent and with by 7 or 10

posted by kokaku at 06:42 PM on January 19

That was one of the most thorough 10-point asskickings I have ever seen.

The Pats never got a hand on Peyton all day. Talib or no Talib, there is no way you're going to beat the 4 guys they're throwing to out there if Peyton's got 4+ seconds to throw the ball every down.

I thought the Pats were a 10-6 team when the season began, so getting this far was a bonus. They have a lot of big needs (#1 receiver yet again, Gronk/Wilfork to recover well and stay healthy, and a good solution to Talib's FA) but the emergence of a power running game made them a nice team. A D that sets the pace, rather than bending to the will of other teams, wouldn't hurt either.

posted by dfleming at 08:01 PM on January 19

Patriots didn't look well prepared for this one. Manning controlled the game from start to finish and NE wasn't able to make any adjustments to be effective on either side of the ball. Brady had a few shots to make big plays but didn't deliver.

posted by cixelsyd at 11:43 PM on January 19

The Patriots got no sacks, no interceptions and no fumbles. I wonder if that has ever happened to them in a playoff game under the Hoodie.

posted by rcade at 11:58 AM on January 20

Early in the game, Phil Simms was praising Tom Brady's passing skills as he badly missed a receiver for what would have been a first down. Simms responded: "And Tom Brady, sometimes you throw it so well, the football travels a few more yards farther than you expect it to go."

Blaine Gabbert was a better passer than I realized.

posted by rcade at 12:27 PM on January 20

@PhilSimmsQuotes

posted by yerfatma at 01:10 PM on January 20

Early in the game, Phil Simms was praising Tom Brady's passing skills as he badly missed a receiver for what would have been a first down. Simms responded: "And Tom Brady, sometimes you throw it so well, the football travels a few more yards farther than you expect it to go."

I think that throw came mere seconds after Simms was extolling the virtues of arm strength and actually said "Throw it far, Tom!"

posted by Etrigan at 01:15 PM on January 20

I didn't think the Pats would get this far. Its funny, the Pats fan areas online that I frequent had a congratulatory air even after the loss - most of the chatter seemed to be "wow, great job getting as far a you did, guys."

Don't get me wrong, I was disappointed they lost, but I also felt like they lost to the better team. That salves the pain a bit.

posted by Joey Michaels at 06:49 PM on January 21

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