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?

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

The Winner Is

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Winner 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


  1. OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 20:  Matt Schaub #8 of the Baltimore Ravens takes practice throws during pregame against the Oakland Raiders at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on September 20, 2015 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) Johnny Manziel (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
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  2. FOXBORO, MA - NOVEMBER 8:  Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots celebrates a touchdown by LeGarrette Blount #29 in the first half against the Washington Redskins at Gillette Stadium on November 8, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images) DENVER, CO - NOVEMBER 15:  Quarterback Brock Osweiler #17 of the Denver Broncos looks on from the bench Kansas City Chiefs at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on November 15, 2015 in Denver, Colorado. The Chiefs defeated the Broncos 29-13.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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