Exciting football coming up this weekend as the Divisional Championships will be underway. Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers will face off against Carson Palmer and the Arizona Cardinals for the title of NFC Champions. Tom Brady and The Patriots will battle Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos for AFC supremacy, in what could be Mannings final season.
“Brady-Manning XVII comes in Sunday’s early game in Denver and one would think the odds are that there won’t be a Brady-Manning XVIII. Brady has won 11 of the 16 matchups so far, and he and the Patriots were the smoother-operating team this weekend.Manning and the Broncos faced a Pittsburgh team Sunday that had quarterback Ben Roethlisberger playing with an ailing right shoulder and minus his top receiver, Antonio Brown, and running back DeAngelo Williams. Yet it was a struggle for Denver before it rallied late to prevail, 23-16.”
“Neither team was at its absolute best this weekend. The Panthers, after a nearly perfect regular season, were virtually flawless for a half Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks in building a 31-0 lead. But Carolina, as was the case a few times during the regular season, grew tentative with a big lead and had to hang on for a 31-24 win.”
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