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  • DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Peyton Manning #18, head coach John Fox and John Elway, executive vice president of football operations for the Denver Broncos, celebrate after they defeated the New England Patriots 26 to 16 in the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
  • DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Peyton Manning #18 embraces head coach John Fox of the Denver Broncos after they defeated the New England Patriots 26 to 16 during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
  • DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Demaryius Thomas #88 of the Denver Broncos celebrates after they defeated the New England Patriots 26 to 16 in the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
  • DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: John Elway, executive vice president of football operations for the Denver Broncos, celebrates after they defeated the New England Patriots 26 to 16 in the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
  • DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Demaryius Thomas #88 of the Denver Broncos celebrates after they defeated the New England Patriots 26 to 16 in the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
  • DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos celebrates after they defeated the New England Patriots 26 to 16 during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
  • DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Demaryius Thomas #88 of the Denver Broncos celebrates with the Lamar Hunt Trophy after they defeated the New England Patriots 26 to 16 in the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
  • DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Head coach John Fox of the Denver Broncos celebrates with the Lamar Hunt Trophy after they defeated the New England Patriots 26 to 16 in the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
  • DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Head coach John Fox and John Elway, executive vice president of football operations for the Denver Broncos, celebrate after they defeated the New England Patriots 26 to 16 in the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
  • DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos celebrates after they defeated the New England Patriots 26 to 16 during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
  • DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Matt Prater #5 of the Denver Broncos celebrates after they defeated the New England Patriots 26 to 16 during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
  • DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Demaryius Thomas #88 of the Denver Broncos celebrates with the Lamar Hunt Trophy after they defeated the New England Patriots 26 to 16 in the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
  • DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Demaryius Thomas #88 of the Denver Broncos celebrates with the Lamar Hunt Trophy after they defeated the New England Patriots 26 to 16 in the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
  • DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Von Miller #58 of the Denver Broncos celebrates after they defeated the New England Patriots 26 to 16 during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
  • DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos celebrates after they defeated the New England Patriots 26 to 16 during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
  • DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos celebrates after they defeated the New England Patriots 26 to 16 during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
  • DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Zane Beadles #68 of the Denver Broncos celebrates after they defeated the New England Patriots 26 to 16 in the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
  • DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos celebrates after they defeated the New England Patriots 26 to 16 during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
  • DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos celebrates after they defeated the New England Patriots 26 to 16 during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
  • Jan 19, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker (right) celebrates with pregnant wife Jessie James following the game against the New England Patriots during the 2013 AFC Championship football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos defeated the Patriots 26-16. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
  • Jan 19, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos executive vice president of football operations John Elway celebrate after the 2013 AFC championship playoff football game against the New England Patriots at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
  • Jan 19, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos linebacker Wesley Woodyard (right) kisses his wife Veronica Whitehead following the game against the New England Patriots during the 2013 AFC Championship football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos defeated the Patriots 26-16. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
  • Jan 19, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker (right) celebrates with pregnant wife Jessie James following the game against the New England Patriots during the 2013 AFC Championship football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos defeated the Patriots 26-16. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
  • Jan 19, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos executive vice president of football operations John Elway and quarterback Peyton Manning (18) after the 2013 AFC championship playoff football game against the New England Patriots at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
  • Jan 19, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; The Denver Broncos celebrate after beating the New England Patriots in the 2013 AFC championship playoff football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
  • DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos celebrates after they defeated the New England Patriots 26 to 16 during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
  • Jan 19, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos executive vice president of football operations John Elway gives a TV interview to CBS sportscaster Jim Nantz after the 2013 AFC championship playoff football against the New England Patriots game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
  • Jan 19, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; The Denver Broncos celebrate after beating the New England Patriots in the 2013 AFC championship playoff football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
  • Jan 19, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning celebrates as he leaves the field following the game against the New England Patriots during the 2013 AFC Championship football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos defeated the Patriots 26-16. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
  • January 19, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos head coach John Fox is showered with Gatorade following the 26-16 victory against the New England Patriots following the 2013 AFC Championship football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
  • Jan 19, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) and tight end Julius Thomas (80) celebrate after beating the New England Patriots in the 2013 AFC championship playoff football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
  • DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: John Elway, executive vice president of football operations for the Denver Broncos, celebrates after they defeated the New England Patriots 26 to 16 in the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
  • DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Robert Ayers #91 of the Denver Broncos celebrates with team owner Pat Bowlen after they defeated the New England Patriots 26 to 16 during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
  • Jan 19, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos head coach John Fox and quarterback Peyton Manning (18) celebrate after the 2013 AFC championship playoff football game against the New England Patriots at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
  • Jan 19, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker (87) celebrates after the 2013 AFC championship playoff football game against the New England Patriots at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
  • Jan 19, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos punter Britton Colquitt (near) does snow angels in the confetti with his pregnant wife Nikki Hairrell following the game against the New England Patriots during the 2013 AFC Championship football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos defeated the Patriots 26-16. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
  • Jan 19, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos head coach John Fox and quarterback Peyton Manning (18) celebrate after the 2013 AFC championship playoff football game against the New England Patriots at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
  • January 19, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) following the 26-16 victory against the New England Patriots following the 2013 AFC Championship football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
  • Jan 19, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; The Denver Broncos celebrate after beating the New England Patriots in the 2013 AFC championship playoff football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
  • DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Peyton Manning #18, head coach John Fox and John Elway, executive vice president of football operations for the Denver Broncos, celebrate after they defeated the New England Patriots 26 to 16 in the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
  • DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos celebrates after they defeated the New England Patriots 26 to 16 during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
  • DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Peyton Manning #18, head coach John Fox and John Elway, executive vice president of football operations for the Denver Broncos, celebrate after they defeated the New England Patriots 26 to 16 in the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
  • DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos celebrates after they defeated the New England Patriots 26 to 16 during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
  • DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Von Miller #58 of the Denver Broncos celebrates after they defeated the New England Patriots 26 to 16 during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
  • DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Kayvon Webster #36 of the Denver Broncos celebrates their 26 to 16 win over the New England Patriots during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
  • DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos celebrates after they defeated the New England Patriots 26 to 16 during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
  • DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Peyton Manning #18 embraces head coach John Fox of the Denver Broncos after they defeated the New England Patriots 26 to 16 during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
  • DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Kayvon Webster #36 of the Denver Broncos celebrates their 26 to 16 win over the New England Patriots during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
  • DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: David Bruton #30 of the Denver Broncos celebrates their 26 to 16 win over the New England Patriots during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
  • DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: The Denver Broncos hold up the Lamar Hunt Trophy after defeating the New England Patriots 26 to 16 in the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
  • DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Peyton Manning #18, head coach John Fox and John Elway, executive vice president of football operations for the Denver Broncos, celebrate after they defeated the New England Patriots 26 to 16 in the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
  • DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Denver Broncos cheerleaders celebrate after they defeated the New England Patriots 26 to 16 during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
  • DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: John Elway, executive vice president of football operations for the Denver Broncos, celebrates with the Lamar Hunt Trophy after they defeated the New England Patriots 26 to 16 in the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
  • DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Britton Colquitt #4 of the Denver Broncos celebrates their 26 to 16 win over the New England Patriots during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
  • Jan 19, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen and executive vice president of football operations John Elway celebrate after the 2013 AFC championship playoff football game against the New England Patriots at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
  • DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: A Denver Broncos cheerleader celebrates after they defeated the New England Patriots 26 to 16 during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
  • DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: John Elway, executive vice president of football operations for the Denver Broncos, celebrates with the Lamar Hunt Trophy after they defeated the New England Patriots 26 to 16 in the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
  • DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos celebrates after they defeated the New England Patriots 26 to 16 during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
  • DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Demaryius Thomas #88 of the Denver Broncos celebrates with the Lamar Hunt Trophy after they defeated the New England Patriots 26 to 16 in the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
  • DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos celebrates after they defeated the New England Patriots 26 to 16 during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
  • DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Danny Trevathan #59 of the Denver Broncos celebrates with head coach John Fox of the Denver Broncos after they defeated the New England Patriots 26 to 16 during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
  • DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos celebrates after they defeated the New England Patriots 26 to 16 during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
  • DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: The Denver Broncos hold up the Lamar Hunt Trophy after defeating the New England Patriots 26 to 16 in the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
  • DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: The Denver Broncos hold up the Lamar Hunt Trophy after defeating the New England Patriots 26 to 16 in the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
  • DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos celebrates after they defeated the New England Patriots 26 to 16 during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
  • DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: The Denver Broncos hold up the Lamar Hunt Trophy after defeating the New England Patriots 26 to 16 in the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
  • DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: The Denver Broncos hold up the Lamar Hunt Trophy after defeating the New England Patriots 26 to 16 in the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
  • DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Duke Ihenacho #33 of the Denver Broncos celebrates with head coach John Fox after they defeated the New England Patriots 26 to 16 during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
  • DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Wesley Woodyard #52 of the Denver Broncos celebrates their 26 to 16 win over the New England Patriots during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
  • DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos celebrates after they defeated the New England Patriots 26 to 16 during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
  • DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Julius Thomas #80 of the Denver Broncos celebrates their 26 to 16 win over the New England Patriots during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
  • DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: John Elway, executive vice president of football operations for the Denver Broncos, celebrates with Peyton Manning #18 after they defeated the New England Patriots 26 to 16 during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
  • DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: John Elway, executive vice president of football operations for the Denver Broncos, celebrates with the Lamar Hunt Trophy after they defeated the New England Patriots 26 to 16 in the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
  • DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Wesley Woodyard #52 of the Denver Broncos celebrates their 26 to 16 win over the New England Patriots during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
  • DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Peyton Manning #18 and John Elway, executive vice president of football operations for the Denver Broncos, celebrate after they defeated the New England Patriots 26 to 16 in the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
  • DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: John Elway, executive vice president of football operations for the Denver Broncos, celebrates with the Lamar Hunt Trophy after they defeated the New England Patriots 26 to 16 in the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
  • DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos celebrates with the Lamar Hunt Trophy after they defeated the New England Patriots 26 to 16 in the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
    
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The Denver Broncos are headed to the Super Bowl for the seventh time in team history after beating New England 26-16 on Sunday. (Photos by USA Today and Getty Images)

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