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  • Jan 24:
  • Gametracker: New England Patriots at Denver Broncos game
  • Jan 23:
  • Saunders: Main difference between Broncos, Rockies is commitment to winning
  • Broncos vs. Patriots TV broadcast will feature state-of-the-art tech
  • Jan 22:
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  • Dont'a Hightower, Patriots linebacker, raring to stop Broncos' run game
  • Broncos use technology to deepen fan support
  • Denver Broncos have perfect response to the one Patriots fan at their pep rally

The Broncos are back in the AFC championship game for the 10th time (7-2 record) in franchise history. Their perfect 3-0 home record against the Patriots in postseason play will be tested Sunday in the 17th (and possibly last) matchup between quarterbacks Peyton Manning and Tom Brady.

A brief primer and reading guide before kickoff:

INACTIVES

Out for the Broncos: quarterback Trevor Siemian; running back Juwan Thompson; cornerbacks Lorenzo Doss and Taurean Nixon; nose tackle Darius Kilgo; and offensive linemen Sam Brenner and Robert Myers.

Out for the Patriots: offensive linemen Tre' Jackson and LaAdrian Waddle; linebacker Jonathan Bostic; safety Tavon Wilson; receiver Chris Harper, and defensive linemen Ishmaa'ily Kitchen and Geneo Grissom.

HOW TO WATCH

Sports Authority Field, 1:05 p.m.

TV: KCNC (CBS 4): Jim Nantz, play-by-play; Phil Simms, color; Tracy Wolfson, sideline, Evan Washburn, sideline.

National radio: WestwoodOne Sports

Local radio: KOA (850 AM), The Fox (103.5 FM)

EXTRA READING

• WATCH: Manning on field early to warm up with Jordan Taylor

• Last dance between QB greats?

• Kiszla: Elway paying Manning $15 million for one big play


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Peyton Manning (18) of the Denver Broncos warms up before the game. The Denver Broncos played the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Divisional Round Playoff Game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, Jan. 17, 2016. (Joe Amon, The Denver Post)

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