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New England Patriots at Denver Broncos: AFC Championship Open Thread

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Date: 24 January 2016
Location: Denver, CO
Time: 2:00 PM Central Stadium: Sports Authority Field at Mile High
TV: CBS Radio: NE: XM 226, Sirius 83
DEN: XM 82, Sirius 82
TV Announcers: Jim Nantz
Phil Simms
Know Thy Foes: Pats Pulpit
Mile High Report
Weather: 49 degrees, winds from the NE at 10-15 MPH, 0% chance of precip
Line: New England -3.5, Over/Under 45 (Thanks to the SB Nation Odds Page)
Chris' Prediction: Patriots 27, Broncos 17
Final Score: Broncos 20, Patriots 18

The AFC's representative in Super Bowl 50 will be decided first on this Championship Sunday, as the New England Patriots are making the trip to the Mile High City to take on the Denver Broncos in the AFC Championship Game.

Both of these teams received first-round byes in this year's playoffs, and both of them picked up seven-point victories last weekend to advance to this point. The Patriots took down the Kansas City Chiefs by a score of 27-20, while the Broncos mounted a fourth-quarter comeback to defeat the Pittsburgh Steelers, 23-16.

Also, I'm not sure if you've heard anything about this all week, but this is the seventeenth time that Tom Brady and Peyton Manning have met in their careers. I'm surprised it hasn't been mentioned before now, to be honest.

We're less than half an hour away from the start of the 2015 AFC Championship Game, folks. Discuss all of the action here, and there will be an Open Thread for the NFC game approximately half an hour before it kicks off as well.