Manning, Denver defeat Pats, take on Seattle in Super Bowl XVLIII

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Peyton Manning is once again chasing NFL history.

Manning has a chance to be the first starting quarterback in NFL history to lead two different franchises to a Super Bowl championship.

Sunday, in Denver Manning completed 32 of 43 passes for 400 yards and two touchdowns as the Broncos beat New England 26-16 in the AFC championship game.

Manning reached the Super Bowl for the third time in his 16 NFL seasons. “I know how hard it is to do,” said Manning. “That is why you enjoy the moments in the lockeroom with your teammates and celebrate at dinner tonight with your family. Then tomorrow its back to work.”

The Broncos won 44 games in 6 seasons before Manning. They won 26 regular season games the past two seasons, and can win the club’s third Super Bowl championship.

The Broncos will play Seattle in Super Bowl XVLIII in New Jersey’s Meadowlands Sunday night February 2nd. The Seahawks became the first number one seed in the NFC to reach the Super Bowl since the 2009 Saints. Seattle beat San Francisco 23-17.

Denver has opened an early 1 1/2 point favorite. Kickoff is 5:30 pm New Orleans time.