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Tale of the tape

AFC Championship Tale Of The Tape: Tom Brady Vs. Peyton Manning

With a trip to the Super Bowl on the line, veterans Tom Brady and Peyton Manning will go head-to-head for the 15th time overall and fourth time in the playoffs. Brady holds a significant edge in these matchups, but Manning has home field advantage and far better receiving threats. Given Denver’s precision passing game and the way New England ran the ball last week, might the weather give the Patriots an advantage?

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Tom Brady

Peyton Manning

36 Age 37
Round 6, 199 (2000) Drafted Round, 1 (1998)
4,343 yards, 25 TDs (total), 11 interceptions Regular Season Stats (2013) 5,477, 56 TDs (total), 10 interceptions
Collection of nobodies Description of Receiving Corps Embarrassment of riches
10 Head to Head Wins 4
"I found fido!” Memorable Lines in NFL’s Bad Lip Reading Video “You brought your potion, right?”
Marrying Gisele Bündchen Off-Field Notoriety Appearing in dozens of hilarious commercials
@TomBradysEgo (169,128 followers) Parody Twitter Account @PeytonsHead (95.415 followers)

The winner is

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Peyton Manning
6 out of 8

There's no denying that this AFC Championship game is what everyone has been waiting for. Although Tom Brady has defeated Peyton Manning more often on the field, we're taking Manning in this matchup.
-Andrew Kahn, CBS Local Sports contributor

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