Sports With Bill Littlefield: Brady Vs. Manning, Chapter XVIIPlay
Patriots fans, the season had to come down to this. After steamrolling the Chiefs last weekend in Foxboro, the Pats find themselves on the road to Mile High Stadium in Denver. The team standing between Tom Brady and a fifth Super Bowl ring? The Broncos and their quarterback, Peyton Manning. After what was, at times, a shaky season, Manning will be starting for the Broncos this Sunday. Meaning, football fans get at least one more chapter of the storied Tom Brady/Peyton Manning rivalry.
David Ramsey, sports columnist for The Gazette in Colorado Springs. He tweets @davidlukeramsey.
Bill Littlefield, host of NPR’s Only A Game, which tweets @OnlyAGameNPR.
The Boston Globe: Patriots Must Once Again Prepare For Peyton Manning
- "Manning is back in the saddle again, supplanting Brock Osweiler, who helped Denver to a 30-24 overtime win in Round 1. While Manning isn’t nearly playing at his elite level — his arm strength is clearly diminished — he’s still capable of leading Denver’s offense, as he proved in Sunday’s win over the Steelers."
This segment aired on January 20, 2016.