Broncos, Seahawks Headed To Super Bowl
Published on January 20 2014 11:27 am
Last Updated on January 20 2014 11:27 am
Written by Millie Lange
Broncos Roll Up Patriots, Advance To Super Bowl 48
(Denver, CO) -- Peyton Manning threw for 400 yards and two touchdowns leading the Broncos to a 26-16 win over the Patriots in the AFC Championship Game from Denver. Demaryius Thomas finished with seven catches for 134 yards and a TD as Denver punched a ticket to Super Bowl 48 in two weeks. It's the first Super Bowl appearance for Denver since winning Super Bowl 32 and 33 back-to-back. Julius Thomas added eight grabs for 85 yards for the Broncos, who will meet the Seahawks at MetLife Stadium on February 2. Tom Brady was held to 277 yards and one TD pass while rushing for another for New England, which lost in the AFC title game for the second straight year. The Pats were held to 64 rushing yards while Julian Edelman ended with 10 catches for 89 yards and a score.
Seahawks Outlast Niners, Punch Ticket To Super Bowl 48
(Seattle, WA) -- Malcolm Smith intercepted Colin Kaepernick on a deflected pass with 22 seconds to play, sealing the Seahawks' 23-17 win over the 49ers in the NFC Championship Game from Seattle. The Seahawks picked off Kaepernick twice and forced him to fumble once in punching a ticket to Super Bowl 48 where they will meet the Denver Broncos. Marshawn Lynch ran for 109 yards and a touchdown while Russell Wilson threw for 215 yards and a score. Doug Baldwin caught six passes for 106 yards while Jermaine Kearse had a TD grab. Seattle is headed to its second Super Bowl ever after losing to the Steelers in Super Bowl 40. Kaepernick finished with 153 yards passing while rushing for 130 yards on 11 carries. Anquan Boldin had five grabs for 53 yards and a score for the Niners, who have been to the NFC Championship Game three straight years but won just once.
Bears' McCown Has No Retirement Plans
Bears quarterback Josh McCown tells ESPN he has no intentions of retiring. The free agent will likely be an option for teams who are searching for someone to compete for a starting job this offseason. The 34-year-old McCown could even be re-signed to backup Jay Cutler.
Sunday, January 19 Scoreboard
Denver Broncos 26, New England Patriots 16
(AFC Championship Game)
Seattle Seahawks 23, San Francisco 49ers 17
(NFC Championship Game)
Sunday, February 2
Seattle Seahawks vs. Denver Broncos, 5:30 p.m.