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No Brady-Manning Matchup OK With Pats

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FOXBOROUGH — It’s a bit of a letdown that Tom Brady and Peyton Manning won’t battle it out in the AFC Championship Game next week with a chance for Manning to close the gap on Brady on the list of the all-time greats.

 

Brady held up his end of the deal Sunday, one day after the Broncos inconceivably gave up a 70-yard touchdown pass with 31 seconds remaining to allow the Ravens to send the divisional round game into overtime and then Manning’s interception positioned Baltimore for the game-winning field goal.

 

The Patriots’ methodical 41-28 victory over the outclassed Texans set up the Ravens and Patriots in a rematch of last year’s compelling AFC title game. Instead of Manning vs. Brady, the consolation prize is Brady vs. Ray Lewis, two...

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