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Peyton Manning, Broncos headed to the Superbowl

Peyton Manning, Broncos headed to the Superbowl
Posted at 7:01 PM, Jan 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-24 19:16:55-05

DENVER -- The Denver Broncos are headed to Superbowl 50.

They beat the New England Patriots, 20-18, to win the AFC Championship Sunday night.

 

Peyton Manning has his defense to thank for the win.

Cornerback Bradley Roby saved the game by picking off Tom Brady's pass on a 2-point try with 12 seconds left to preserve a 20-18 victory for the Broncos over the Patriots Sunday in the AFC title game.

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Denver (14-4) will face Arizona or Carolina for the title on Feb. 7.

New England had to go for 2 after Brady's 4-yard touchdown to Rob Gronkowski because Stephen Gostkowskimissed an extra point in the first quarter, snapping a string of 523 straight makes.

Manning threw two touchdowns but the 39-year-old QB's best play may have very well been his 12-yard scramble on third down in the third quarter — his longest playoff run since he was a rookie.

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