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Broncos beat Patriots 26-16 - Advance to Super Bowl

Peyton Manning broke Tom Brady's single- season record for touchdown passes and then one-upped him in the AFC Championship Game.

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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Kayvon Webster #36 of the Denver Broncos celebrates their 26 to 16 win over the New England Patriots during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: A detail of the shoes worn by an injured Von Miller #58 of the Denver Broncos looks on prior to their AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: NFL referees walk in the stadium prior to the AFC Championship game between the Denver Broncos and the New England Patriots at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: A Denver Broncos fan prepares for their AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: An injured Von Miller #58 of the Denver Broncos greets a staff member prior to their AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos takes the field to warm up prior to their AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos warms up prior to their AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Peyton Manning #18 and Champ Bailey #24 of the Denver Broncos talk during warm-ups prior to their AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Peyton Manning #18 and Champ Bailey #24 of the Denver Broncos talk during warm-ups prior to their AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos looks on during warm-ups prior to their AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos looks on during warm-ups prior to their AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Devin McCourty #32 of the New England Patriots jumps on the field during warm-ups prior to their AFC Championship game against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Peyton Manning #18 talks to Omar Bolden #31 and Wes Welker #83 of the Denver Broncos prior to their AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots warms up prior to their AFC Championship game against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots warms up prior to their AFC Championship game against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots looks on during warm-ups prior to their AFC Championship game against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots looks on during warm-ups prior to their AFC Championship game against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots looks on during warm-ups prior to their AFC Championship game against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots looks on during warm-ups prior to their AFC Championship game against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots looks on during warm-ups prior to their AFC Championship game against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots looks on during warm-ups prior to their AFC Championship game against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots looks on during warm-ups prior to their AFC Championship game against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos warms up prior to their AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos warms up prior to their AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos warms up prior to their AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos warms up prior to their AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos looks on during warm-ups prior to their AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: A Denver Broncos fan arrives for their AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Denver Broncos fans arrive for their AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Denver Broncos fans arrive for their AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Two Denver Broncos fans pose for a photo prior to their AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Two Denver Broncos fans pose for a photo prior to their AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Fans arrive for the AFC Championship game between the Denver Broncos and the New England Patriots at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Fans arrive for the AFC Championship game between the Denver Broncos and the New England Patriots at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Fans arrive for the AFC Championship game between the Denver Broncos and the New England Patriots at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Fans arrive for the AFC Championship game between the Denver Broncos and the New England Patriots at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Three Denver Broncos fans pose for a photo prior to their AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: An injured Von Miller #58 of the Denver Broncos looks on prior to their AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: An injured Von Miller #58 of the Denver Broncos looks on prior to their AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: A detail of the shoes worn by an injured Von Miller #58 of the Denver Broncos looks on prior to their AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots looks on during warm-ups prior to their AFC Championship game against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots looks on during warm-ups prior to their AFC Championship game against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots warms up prior to their AFC Championship game against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots looks on during warm-ups prior to their AFC Championship game against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots walks on the field prior to their AFC Championship game against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Denver Broncos fans hold up a sign prior to the AFC Championship game between the Denver Broncos and the New England Patriots at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Tom Brady #12, Julian Edelman #11 and Danny Amendola #80 of the New England Patriots take the field prior to the AFC Championship game against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Danny Amendola #80 of the New England Patriots takes the field prior to the AFC Championship game against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: A general view of Sports Authority Field at Mile High prior to the AFC Championship game between the Denver Broncos and the New England Patriots on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Wes Welker #83 of the Denver Broncos warms up prior to their AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Wes Welker #83 of the Denver Broncos warms up prior to their AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Wes Welker #83 of the Denver Broncos warms up prior to their AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Wes Welker #83 of the Denver Broncos warms up prior to their AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos calls a play in the first quarter against the New England Patriots during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos looks to pass in the first quarter against the New England Patriots during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Julius Thomas #80 of the Denver Broncos is tackled by Chris Jones #94 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 Elsa/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Wes Welker #83 of the Denver Broncos completes a reception in the first quarter against the New England Patriots during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Eric Decker #87 of the Denver Broncos fails to catch a pass in the first quarter as Logan Ryan #26 of the New England Patriots defends during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos looks to pass in the first quarter against the New England Patriots during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots calls a play in the first quarter against the Denver Broncos during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots reacts in the first quarter against the Denver Broncos during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Brandon Marshall #54 of the Denver Broncos collides with Ryan Allen #6 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 Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Eric Decker #87 of the Denver Broncos completes a reception for a first down as Alfonzo Dennard #37 of the New England Patriots defends 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 Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Eric Decker #87 of the Denver Broncos completes a reception for a first down as Alfonzo Dennard #37 of the New England Patriots defends 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 Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: The Denver Broncos kick off to the New England Patriots to start the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Head coach John Fox of the Denver Broncos reacts in the first quarter against the New England Patriots during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots throws a pass in the first quarter against the Denver Broncos during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Matt Prater #5 celebrates his first quarter field goal with Britton Colquitt #4 of the Denver Broncos as Kyle Arrington #25 of the New England Patriots reacts during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Chandler Jones #95 celebrates with Jamie Collins #91 of the New England Patriots after breaking up a pass in the first quarter against the Denver Broncos uring the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Chandler Jones #95 celebrates with Jamie Collins #91 of the New England Patriots after breaking up a pass in the first quarter against the Denver Broncos uring the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Chandler Jones #95 celebrates with Sealver Siliga #71 and Jamie Collins #91 of the New England Patriots after breaking up a pass in the first quarter against the Denver Broncos uring the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Eric Decker #87 of the Denver Broncos completes a pass for a 21 yard gain in the first quarter against the New England Patriots during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos looks to pass against 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 Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Matt Prater #5 of the Denver Broncos reacts to his first quarter field goal against the New England Patriots during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos controls the ball in the first quarter against the New England Patriots during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: An injured Von Miller #58 of the Denver Broncos looks on prior to their AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: An injured Von Miller #58 of the Denver Broncos looks on prior to their AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: LeGarrette Blount #29 of the New England Patriots is tackled by Paris Lenon #51 and Shaun Phillips #90 of the Denver Broncos in the first quarter against the Denver Broncos during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: LeGarrette Blount #29 of the New England Patriots is tackled by Paris Lenon #51 and Shaun Phillips #90 of the Denver Broncos in the first quarter against the Denver Broncos during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Eric Decker #87 of the Denver Broncos completes a first down against Devin McCourty #32 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 Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Matt Prater #5 of the Denver Broncos kicks a first quarter field goal against the New England Patriots 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)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Head coach John Fox of the Denver Broncos looks on in the first quarter of their AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Head coach John Fox of the Denver Broncos looks on in the first quarter of their AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Matt Prater #5 of the Denver Broncos reacts to his first quarter field goal against the New England Patriots during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots calls a play in the first quarter against the Denver Broncos during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Jacob Tamme #84 of the Denver Broncos celebrates his second quarter touchdown against the New England Patriots during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Jacob Tamme #84 of the Denver Broncos celebrates his second quarter touchdown against the New England Patriots with C.J. Anderson #22 during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Jacob Tamme #84 of the Denver Broncos scores a second quarter touchdown against the New England Patriots during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Jacob Tamme #84 of the Denver Broncos scores a second quarter touchdown against the New England Patriots during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Jacob Tamme #84 celebrates his second quarter touchdown with Eric Decker #87 as Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos looks on during their AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Jacob Tamme #84 of the Denver Broncos celebrates his second quarter touchdown against the New England Patriots during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Jacob Tamme #84 celebrates his second quarter touchdown with Eric Decker #87 as Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos looks on during their AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Jacob Tamme #84 of the Denver Broncos celebrates his second quarter touchdown with teammates during the AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Jacob Tamme #84 of the Denver Broncos celebrates his second quarter touchdown with teammates during the AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Jacob Tamme #84 of the Denver Broncos celebrates his second quarter touchdown against the New England Patriots 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)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Jacob Tamme #84 of the Denver Broncos celebrates his second quarter touchdown with teammates during the AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Jacob Tamme #84 of the Denver Broncos celebrates his second quarter touchdown with teammates during the AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Julian Edelman #11 of the New England Patriots completes a first down pass in the first quarter against the defense of Tony Carter #32 of the Denver Broncos during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos looks to pass against the New England Patriots in the second 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)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Fans cheer during the AFC Championship game between the Denver Broncos and the New England Patriots at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots reacts in the second quarter against the Denver Broncos during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie #45 of the Denver Broncos attempts to break up a pass intended for Shane Vereen #34 of the New England Patriots during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos throws a second quarter pass against the New England Patriots during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Demaryius Thomas #88 of the Denver Broncos completes a second quarter pass for a first down as Devin McCourty #32 of the New England Patriots tackles during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Knowshon Moreno #27 of the Denver Broncos carries the ball for a first down in the first quarter against the New England Patriots during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Knowshon Moreno #27 of the Denver Broncos jumps over Duron Harmon #30 of the New England Patriots in the second quarter during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Knowshon Moreno #27 of the Denver Broncos jumps over Duron Harmon #30 of the New England Patriots in the second quarter during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Stephen Gostkowski #3 of the New England Patriots lines up a second quarter field goal against the Denver Broncos during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Knowshon Moreno #27 of the Denver Broncos takes the field prior to their AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Jacob Tamme #84 of the Denver Broncos celebrates his second quarter touchdown against the New England Patriots during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: LeGarrette Blount #29 of the New England Patriots runs the ball in the second quarter against the Denver Broncos during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Stephen Gostkowski #3 of the New England Patriots celebrates his second quarter field goal against the Denver Broncos 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)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Stephen Gostkowski #3 of the New England Patriots celebrates his second quarter field goal against the Denver Broncos during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Robert Ayers #91 of the Denver Broncos celebrates a stop in the second quatrer against the New England Patriots 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)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Stephen Gostkowski #3 of the New England Patriots kicks a second quarter field goal against the Denver Broncos during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Stephen Gostkowski #3 of the New England Patriots celebrates his second quarter field goal against the Denver Broncos during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Robert Ayers #91 of the Denver Broncos sacks Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots in the second quarter during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Robert Ayers #91 of the Denver Broncos celebrates after sacking Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots in the second quatrer during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Michael Hoomanawanui #47 of the New England Patriots completes a first down reception as Mike Adams #20 of the Denver Broncos defends during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Danny Trevathan #59 of the Denver Broncos tackles Julian Edelman #11 of the New England Patriots in the second quarter during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Head coach John Fox of the Denver Broncos looks on in the first quarter of their AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Jacob Tamme #84 of the Denver Broncos celebrates his second quarter touchdown against the New England Patriots during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Jacob Tamme #84 of the Denver Broncos celebrates his second quarter touchdown against the New England Patriots during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Ryan Allen #6 and Stephen Gostkowski #3 of the New England Patriots celebrate a second quarter field goal during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Fans cheer during the AFC Championship game between the Denver Broncos and the New England Patriots at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots reacts in the second quarter against the Denver Broncos 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)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots calls a play against the Denver Broncos during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots calls a play against the Denver Broncos during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos throws a pass in the second quarter against the New England Patriots during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Demaryius Thomas #88 of the Denver Broncos tries to avoid the tackle of Steve Gregory #28 of the New England Patriots in the second 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)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Matt Prater #5 of the Denver Broncos kicks a second quarter field goal against the New England Patriots during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie #45 of the Denver Broncos defends against Aaron Dobson #17 of the New England Patriots in the second 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)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Matt Prater #5 of the Denver Broncos celebrates his second quarter field goal with Britton Colquitt #4 during the AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Knowshon Moreno #27 of the Denver Broncos is tackled by Logan Ryan #26 of the New England Patriots in the second 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)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Knowshon Moreno #27 of the Denver Broncos is tackled by Logan Ryan #26 of the New England Patriots in the second quarter during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Danny Trevathan #59 of the Denver Broncos reacts in the second quarter against the New England Patriots 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)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos looks to pass against the New England Patriots in the second 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)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos looks to pass against the New England Patriots in the second quarter during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Aaron Dobson #17 of the New England Patriots completes a reception for a 27 yard gain in the second quarter against the Denver Broncos during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Tom Brady #12 hand off to LeGarrette Blount #29 of the New England Patriots in the second quarter during the AFC Championship game against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Knowshon Moreno #27 of the Denver Broncos is tackled by Logan Ryan #26 of the New England Patriots in the second quarter during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos looks to pass against the New England Patriots in the second quarter during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos throws a second quarter pass against the New England Patriots during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Knowshon Moreno #27 of the Denver Broncos runs the ball against the New England Patriots in the second quarter during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Fans attend the AFC Championship game between the Denver Broncos and the New England Patriots at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Matt Prater #5 of the Denver Broncos kicks a second quarter field goal against the New England Patriots during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Wes Welker #83 of the Denver Broncos catches a second quarter pass over Kyle Arrington #25 of the New England Patriots during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Trindon Holliday #11 of the Denver Broncos reacts in the second quarter against the New England Patriots during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Matt Prater #5 of the Denver Broncos kicks a second quarter field goal against the New England Patriots during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: LeGarrette Blount #29 of the New England Patriots runs for a gain of three against the Denver Broncos during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Aaron Dobson #17 of the New England Patriots completes a 27 yard reception for a first down in the seocnd quarter against the Denver Broncos during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Demaryius Thomas #88 of the Denver Broncos completes a third quarter touchdown reception against the defense of Alfonzo Dennard #37 of the New England Patriots during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Demaryius Thomas #88 celebrates his third quarter touchdown with Eric Decker #87 of the Denver Broncos during the AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Demaryius Thomas #88 of the Denver Broncos completes a third quarter touchdown reception against the defense of Alfonzo Dennard #37 of the New England Patriots during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Demaryius Thomas #88 of the Denver Broncos completes a third quarter touchdown reception against the defense of Alfonzo Dennard #37 of the New England Patriots during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Demaryius Thomas #88 of the Denver Broncos completes a third quarter touchdown reception against the defense of Alfonzo Dennard #37 of the New England Patriots during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Demaryius Thomas #88 of the Denver Broncos completes a third quarter touchdown reception against the defense of Alfonzo Dennard #37 of the New England Patriots during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Demaryius Thomas #88 of the Denver Broncos completes a third quarter touchdown reception against the defense of Alfonzo Dennard #37 of the New England Patriots during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Knowshon Moreno #27 of the Denver Broncos is tackled in the third quarter against the New England Patriots during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Knowshon Moreno #27 of the Denver Broncos is tackled by Steve Gregory #28 of the New England Patriots in the third quarter during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Montee Ball #28 of the Denver Broncos is tackled by Steve Gregory #28, Brandon Marshall #54 and Chris Harris #25 of the Denver Broncos in the third quarter during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Demaryius Thomas #88 of the Denver Broncos completes a pass for a 15 yard gain in the third quarter against the New England Patriots during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos reacts to a third quarter penalty during the AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Wesley Woodyard #52 and Steven Johnson #53 of the Denver Broncos react in the second quarter against the New England Patriots during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Denver Broncos cheerleaders perform prior to the AFC Championship game between the Denver Broncos and the New England Patriots at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos reacts during the AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos reacts during the AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos reacts during the AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos reacts during the AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos calls a play in the third quarter against the New England Patriots 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)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos calls a play in the third quarter against the New England Patriots 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)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Matt Prater #5 of the Denver Broncos kicks an extra point in the third quarter against the New England Patriots during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Demaryius Thomas #88 of the Denver Broncos celebrates completing a third quarter touchdown reception against the New England Patriots during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos looks to pass in the third quarter against the New England Patriots 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)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos looks to pass against the New England Patriots 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)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos looks to pass against the New England Patriots during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots is sacked by Terrance Knighton #94 of the Denver Broncos in the fourth quarter during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots is sacked by Terrance Knighton #94 of the Denver Broncos in the fourth quarter during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Eric Decker #87 of the Denver Broncos completes an 18 yard reception for a first down as Logan Ryan #26 of the New England Patriots defends during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Demaryius Thomas #88 of the Denver Broncos completes a reception for a first down against the defense of Kyle Arrington #25 and Dont'a Hightower #54 of the New England Patriots in the third quarter during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Shane Vereen #34 of the New England Patriots tries to intercept a pass as he is hit by Mike Adams #20 and Danny Trevathan #59 of the Denver Broncos in the fourth quarter during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots is sacked by Terrance Knighton #94 of the Denver Broncos on a fourth down in the fourth 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)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots is sacked by Terrance Knighton #94 of the Denver Broncos on a fourth down in the fourth 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)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Demaryius Thomas #88 of the Denver Broncos completes a fourth quarter reception against Alfonzo Dennard #37 of the New England Patriots during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Terrance Knighton #94 of the Denver Broncos and teammates celebrate after he sacked Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots in the fourth 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)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots gets up after being sacked on a fourth down in the fourth quarter by Terrance Knighton #94 of the Denver Broncos during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots gets up after being sacked on a fourth down in the fourth quarter by Terrance Knighton #94 of the Denver Broncos during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots calls a play in the fourth quarter against the Denver Broncos during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Stephen Gostkowski #3 of the New England Patriots kicks an extra point in the fourth quarter against the Denver Broncos during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Julian Edelman #11, Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots and teammates react after their fourth quarter touchdown against the Denver Broncos during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Julian Edelman #11 of the New England Patriots scores a fourth quarter touchdown against the Denver Broncos 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)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos and his teammates react in the fourth quarter against the New England Patriots 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)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Matt Prater #5 celebrates a fourth quarter field goal with Virgil Green #85 of the Denver Broncos during the AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Shane Vereen #34 of the New England Patriots tries to avoid the tackle of Danny Trevathan #59 of the Denver Broncos for a first down in the fourth quarter during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots throws the ball away as he is hit by Jeremy Mincey #57 of the Denver Broncos in the fourth 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)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots throws the ball away as he is hit by Jeremy Mincey #57 of the Denver Broncos in the fourth 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)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Denver Broncos fans cheer during the AFC Championship game between the Denver Broncos and the New England Patriots at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots reacts in the fourth quarter against the Denver Broncos during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots reacts in the fourth quarter against the Denver Broncos during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Julian Edelman #11 of the New England Patriots celebrates his fourth quarter touchdown against the Denver Broncos during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Tom Brady #12 talks to Shane Vereen #34 of the New England Patriots on a foutrh down in the fourth quarter during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos looks on in the fourth quarter against the New England Patriots during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Knowshon Moreno #27 of the Denver Broncos runs the ball inthe fourth quarter against the New England Patriots during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots reacts after they scored a fourth quarter touchdown against the Denver Broncos during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots and his team walk off of the field after a failed two-point conversion in the fourth quarter against the Denver Broncos during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots and his team walk off of the field after a failed two-point conversion in the fourth quarter against the Denver Broncos during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Matt Prater #5 of the Denver Broncos looks on in the fourth quarter against the New England Patriots during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Peyton Manning #18 embraces head coach John Fox of the Denver Broncos after they defeated the New England Patriots 26 to 16 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)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Peyton Manning #18 embraces head coach John Fox of the Denver Broncos after they defeated the New England Patriots 26 to 16 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)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Peyton Manning #18 embraces head coach John Fox of the Denver Broncos after they defeated the New England Patriots 26 to 16 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)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Peyton Manning #18 embraces head coach John Fox of the Denver Broncos after they defeated the New England Patriots 26 to 16 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)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos celebrates after they defeated the New England Patriots 26 to 16 during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: The New England Patriots walk off of the field after loosing to the Denver Broncos 16 to 26 during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Head coach John Fox of the Denver Broncos and head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots embrace after the Broncos defeated the Patriots 26 to 16 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)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots congratulates Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos after the Broncos defeated the Patriots 26 to 16 during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots congratulates Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos after the Broncos defeated the Patriots 26 to 16 during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos celebrates after they defeated the New England Patriots 26 to 16 during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos celebrates after they defeated the New England Patriots 26 to 16 during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos celebrates after they defeated the New England Patriots 26 to 16 during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Wesley Woodyard #52 of the Denver Broncos celebrates their 26 to 16 win over the New England Patriots during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Wesley Woodyard #52 of the Denver Broncos celebrates their 26 to 16 win over the New England Patriots during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots congratulates Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos after the Broncos defeated the New England Patriots 26 to 16 during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Peyton Manning #18 embraces head coach John Fox of the Denver Broncos after they defeated the New England Patriots 26 to 16 during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: John Elway, executive vice president of football operations for the Denver Broncos, celebrates with Peyton Manning #18 after they defeated the New England Patriots 26 to 16 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)
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    PHOTO: Getty ImagesDENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Julius Thomas #80 of the Denver Broncos celebrates their 26 to 16 win over the New England Patriots during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: David Bruton #30 of the Denver Broncos celebrates their 26 to 16 win over the New England Patriots during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Kayvon Webster #36 of the Denver Broncos celebrates their 26 to 16 win over the New England Patriots during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Head coach John Fox of the Denver Broncos and head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots embrace after the Broncos defeated the Patriots 26 to 16 during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)