The Denver Broncos will see if experience in the captain's seat can give them the edge they need against the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII.
Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos steam rolled the New England Patriots in a 26-16 victory in Sundays AFC title game.
The Broncos had the No. 1 offense this season, and Manning continued to put up numbers this postseason. Manning generated a 118 percent QB rating and he completed 32 out of 43 throws for 400 passing yards and 2 TD's.
The Broncos only dialed up 107 rushing yards, which included a 28-yard Knowshon Moreno bolt in the second quarter that lead to a 1 yard Jacob Tamme TD 4 plays later.
One of Manning's touchdown tosses went to Damaryius Thomas, who had 7 receptions for 134 yards and a TD.
This game was all Broncos until the 4th quarter, but Tom Brady and the Patriots were unable to complete the comeback after a failed 2 point conversion and a failed onside kick attempt.
On the other hand, the NFC title game was a nail biter the whole game. The Seahawks edge the win after they picked the ball off in the end zone with 0:22 left on the clock in the 4th quarter.
Neither team lead the game by more than a possession.
Colin Kaepernick had two 4th quarter picks and both led to Seahawk field goals.
Russell Wilson finished the game 16/25 with 215 passing yards and a TD and Marshawn Lynch ran the ball for 109 yards and a TD, but defensive back Richard Sherman may have had the play of the game. With the 49ers down by 6 and Sherman defending Michael Crabtree, Kapernick decides to go for the touchdown with under 0:30 seconds left in the game. The pass was deflected by Sherman into the hands of team mate Michael Smith.
The Super Bowl stage is set and both the NFC and AFC number one teams will go head to head on February 2, at MetLife Stadium, in East Rutherford, New Jersey.