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Looking Ahead: Championship Sunday

Brady v Manning 17.

One last battle between future hall of famers for a chance at another ring. The Storylines are endless, as: Brady has a chance at redemption to clear his name, and Manning has a chance to go out on top with a second ring (but maybe not the way he wanted to win a ring). The big question is whose offense will perform better: Brady vs. the Number 1 Defense or Manning vs. Bill Belichick. The Patriots have not lost to the same opponent in the same year since 2011.

Either way, its going to be sad to see these Legends go.

And the NFC Championship game is definitely not a pushover either, as you have former Heisman winners Carson Palmer and Cam Newton battle for their first super bowl appearance. Larry Fitzgerald vs. Josh Norman, Patrick Peterson vs. Ted Ginn (!?), this is two evenly matched teams and will most likely be a tight game. The question is if Carolina will be more aggressive after almost blowing a 31 point lead last week against Seattle. Bruce Arians won’t be afraid of any deficit.

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Injury Report: Divisional Thursday (AFC)

It’s time to address the elephant in the room. Some weird stuff is going on during the New England Patriot’s bye week. Read the rest of this entry »