The Denver Broncos will host the New England Patriots for the AFC Championship matchup on Sunday. Two future NFL Hall of Famers, Tom Brady and Peyton Manning, are set to face each other again, and this could be their last playoffs matchup before they end their illustrious careers. Now, we'll give you the details about the game's live stream channel, TV schedule and how to watch online.
Sports analysts said the game is going to be a knockdown fight and has the potential for one of the best matchups of the playoffs.
Here are the details of the Sunday's encounter:
Teams: New England Patriots vs. Denver Broncos (AFC Championship)
Location: Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver, CO
Time and Date: 3:05 p.m. ET, Jan. 24, 2016.
TV: KOIN-6 (CBS)
Radio: SiriusXM 82 (Denver broadcast), Sirius 83/XM 226 (New England broadcast)
Online Streaming: NFL Gamepass
The New England Patriots will try to win the game to make their second consecutive appearance in the Super Bowl. The team struggled during the regular season, but with injured players returning to health, Brady and Patriots has a huge chance. The team looked great during their 27-20 win against Kansas City in Saturday.
With injuries at the running back position, expect Brady to throw more to penetrate Bronco's defense. He has reliable targets in the form of wide receiver Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola. Brady tops the NFL league with 36 touchdown throws and his passer rating is good enough for fourth-best overall.
Furthermore, during the Patriots' game against Kansas City, Brady threw for 302 yards and both of his touchdowns went to Rob Gronkowski, who ignored knee injury to make seven receptions for 83. In Gronkowski's last three games against Denver, he made 22 receptions for 283 yards with three touchdowns. Expect his contributions to the Sunday's encounter.
According to Yahoo Sports, one of the key players for the Patriots will be Jamie Collins and Dont'a Hightower. These linebackers did not play in the Patriots' first meeting with the Broncos. Their addition to the Sunday's game will definitely have a huge impact for the Patriots' defense.
On other hand, Denver Broncos has 10-3 win-loss record in games that are decided by seven or fewer points. That means the team has played just four games all season that haven't been decided by a touchdown or less, and they are pretty comfortable in tight matchups. They emerged victorious in another close game on Sunday, staging a fourth-quarter comeback to Pittsburgh Steelers.
In their upcoming game, the team is expected to feel confident in their home court. For their star quarterback, Peyton Manning, he has to play big and execute mistake-free game to win against the Patriots.
In his game against Steelers, he completed a 31-yard pass to wide receiver Bennie Fowler on a third-and-12 play. If he could sustain that level of intensity, he has a huge chance to penetrate Patriot's defense.
It is also interesting to note that the Broncos made 179 yards rushing against the Patriots in their first game, with a 5.6-yard average.
Now, which side are you on? Let's find out who will emerge victorious on Sunday.