For Pete's Sake

Prospect of another Brady-Manning meeting draws a wide range of reactions

Some fans are fired up for another game featuring Tom Brady and Peyton Manning.
Some fans are fired up for another game featuring Tom Brady and Peyton Manning.

Who’s ready for Round 17 of the Tom Brady vs. Peyton Manning rivalry?

That’s what you’ve got, thanks to the Patriots’ 27-20 win over the Chiefs on Saturday and Denver’s 23-16 victory against the Steelers on Sunday.

Brady and the Patriots will face Manning and the Broncos for the right to advance to Super Bowl 50.

A little history: This will be the fifth playoff meeting between the two. They split the previous four games, and Manning leads 2-1 in AFC championship games. The home team has won all four meetings:

Jan. 18, 2004: at Patriots 24, Colts 14

Jan. 16, 2005: at Patriots 20, Colts 3 (divisional round)

Jan. 21, 2007: at Colts 38, Patriots 34

Jan. 19, 2014: at Broncos 26, Patriots 16

There was a mixed bag of reactions about the prospect of another game featuring those two quarterbacks.

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