By Brian Rauf, Chat Sports
Denver held on to beat the New England Patriots, 20–18, in the AFC Championship Game, advancing to the Super Bowl for the eighth time in franchise history, which is tied for most in NFL history. Carolina was dominant in its 49–15 win over the Arizona Cardinals in the NFC Championship Game, advancing to the Super Bowl for the second time in franchise history.
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• Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning received a $2 million bonus for leading the team to the Super Bowl, reports CBS Sports’ Will Brinson. Manning will receive another $2 million bonus if Denver wins the Super Bowl.