Sunday 3:05pm EST, CBS
Spread: New England (-3)
Really only one topic to talk about for this game. Brady versus Manning. One sure fire Hall of Famer against the QB who has one less ring than his mediocre brother. Sunday will be the final chapter in this story. Chapter 17 will end with the Patriots advancing to their ninth Super Bowl. The Patriots are fully healthy on offense, and no one has figured out how to stop Julian Edelman and Rob Gronkowski when they are both on the field. Wade Phillips may lead the best defense in the league, but c’mon, it’s Tom fucking Brady.
These two teams did match up in week 12 with the Broncos escaping at home with a 30-24 victory. The Pats were banged up and were without the services of Edelman, Danny Amendola, as well as Jamie Collins and Don’t’a Hightower. The Broncos on the other hand were without Manning under center as Brock Osweiller threw for 270 yards and leaned on CJ Anderson for two scores. I am surprised Brady was able to keep it that close.
Brady is going to throw the ball 50 times for 350+ yards and at least 3 scores. He may even rush for one like he did against Kansas City. The GOAT will send Peyton into early retirement and we will never have to have this discussion again about who is the better quarterback. It is not even close. Just take a look at the picture below.
Manning may have TB12 in passing yards, but that is because 90% of the time, the Colts/Broncos were playing from behind and the Pats were playing prevent defense. The numbers that I am looking at are the wins, and interceptions. Winner winner, chicken dinner. The Patriots and Bill Belichick advance to another Super Bowl with a convincing win on the road.
P.S. Great career Peyton. You have one Super Bowl ring, to your brothers two. Your only ring came in a slop fest game against the Bears and Rex Grossman when you only threw for 247 yards with 1 TD and 1 INT. Lets not forget the 9 times you lost in the first game of the playoffs. There are plenty more, but this post is over.
Patriots win 34-24.