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Rival Report 1/18: Another Peyton Manning vs Tom Brady AFC Championship match

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Stop me if you've heard this one before, but Tom Brady's Patriots will be taking on a team led by Peyton Manning in the AFC Championship game. That's right, the NFL get's their wish with one of the most talked about QB rivalries in NFL history once again playing each other for the right to be the AFC representative in this year's Super Bowl.

This is the 4th time these two juggernauts are meeting in the playoffs, and the series is tied at 2. The last time these two met in the playoffs was 2 years ago when the Denver Broncos defeated the New England Patriots 26-16 on their way to Super Bowl XXXVIII. We all remember Denver then went on to a historical beat down from the Seattle Seahawks in that Super Bowl, a memory that surely brings a smile to most Bronco hating Raider fans faces.

The Patriots won last year's Super Bowl and are looking to repeat yet again. Their dynasty just keeps on tugging along under coach Bill Belichek and golden boy Tom Brady. The "Deflategate" scandal has only further motivated Brady and the Patriots who now look like the team to beat in the AFC. You just know Brady is excited to get this opportunity to beat a fellow hall of fame QB again on his way to try to capture yet another Super Bowl trophy.

It will be interesting to see who get's the best of the other one in this intense battle between these two legendary quarterbacks. As odd as it is to say, I will absolutely be rooting for Peyton Manning and the Broncos in this next chapter of the Brady vs Manning rivalry. It would be one hell of a story for Peyton Manning to get one more chance at a Super Bowl before riding off into retirement.

How about you, who will you be rooting for in this epic rivalry match?

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