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TALE OF THE TAPE

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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(credit: Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
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Age
Winner 36
Winner 37
Drafted
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
4
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

(credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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

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