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Ranking All 14 Manning-Brady Bowls

Peyton Manning and Tom Brady have produced some of the best games in recent history.
Peyton Manning and Tom Brady have produced some of the best games in recent history.

This weekend’s AFC Championship Game between the Denver Broncos and New England Patriots is also Manning-Brady Bowl XV — or the 15th time Peyton Manning and Tom Brady have gone head-to-head in their Hall of Fame careers. Here’s a look back at the 14 prior meetings between the generation’s finest signal-callers, ranked in order of historical significance, in-game excitement and individual performance.

10 Amazing Stats to Know about the Manning-Brady Rivalry

Peyton Manning, Tom Brady and their impressive numbers
Peyton Manning, Tom Brady and their impressive numbers

Peyton Manning and Tom Brady are easily the greatest quarterbacks of their generation and arguably the top two signal-callers of all-time. This weekend’s AFC Championship Game between the Denver Broncos and New England Patriots will mark the 15th time that the 37-year-old Manning and 36-year-old Brady have squared off in their Hall of Fame careers. Here’s a look at some of the notable numbers from one of the most remarkable rivalries in the history of sports:

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Manning-Brady Bowl XIV

Peyton Manning and Tom Brady go head-to-head in Week 12.
Peyton Manning and Tom Brady go head-to-head in Week 12.

Peyton Manning vs. Tom Brady is the greatest quarterback rivalry in NFL history. It’s as simple as that. There has never been a matchup of signal-callers as historically significant and charismatic as Manning and Brady.

Manning has a record four MVPs and a Super Bowl XLI MVP as well as a loss in Super Bowl XLIV. Brady has two MVPs, three Super Bowl wins (XXXIV, XXXVIII and XXXIX), two Super Bowl MVPs and a pair of Super Sunday losses on his shimmering resume.

NFL Picks Against the Spread: Week 1

A betting preview of every game (against the spread) on Sunday and Monday night in Week 1.
A betting preview of every game (against the spread) on Sunday and Monday night in Week 1.

Locks of the Week
These are as good as gold — the San Francisco 1849 kind, not the two-tone Jacksonville helmet shade.

49ers (-4.5) vs. Packers
Remember Colin Kaepernick’s last game against the Packers D? He passed for 263 yards, rushed for 181 yards and accounted for four TDs in a 14-point victory.

Chiefs (-4) at Jaguars
Bet against J-Ville every week until the Jags prove they are not the worst team in the league — which they clearly are.

Thompkins, Dobson and Sudfeld: Where should the Patriots' rookies go in fantasy football drafts?

Athlon Sports breaks down the fantasy outlook for the Patriots' rookie pass-catchers
Thompkins, Dobson and Sudfeld: Where should the Patriots' rookies go in fantasy drafts?

Pay attention fantasy football fans because it's a new world for the New England Patriots and their receivers this season. A whirlwind offseason for the Patriots has seen the departure of trusted regulars Wes Welker and Brandon Lloyd, the arrest of Aaron Hernandez, and a likely start on the PUP list for tight end Rob Gronkowski.

NFL Playoffs Picks Against the Spread: NFC, AFC Championship Games

Ray Lewis and the Ravens get one more shot at the Patriots in a rematch of last year's AFC title game.
<p> NFL Playoffs Picks Against the Spread: NFC, AFC Championship Games, featuring the San Francisco 49ers at Atlanta Falcons and the Baltimore Ravens at New England Patriots.</p>

A betting preview (against the spread) in the NFC and AFC Championship Games of the NFL Playoffs.

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