In the AFC Championship Game against the New England Patriots, the No. 1 Broncos defense limited Tom Brady to one touchdown with two interceptions and four sacks as Denver clinched its Super Bowl berth with a 20–18 victory. As the Broncos advance to face the Panthers’ red-hot offense, SI’s Greg Bishop writes how Denver’s defense propelled Peyton Manning to his chance at a second championship ring.
Also in this issue is Steve Rushin’s imaginative opus on Super Bowl 100, which he predicts will be a technology-enhanced, international contest held in Las Vegas with U.S. President Rob Gronkowski in attendance.
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