TALE OF THE TAPE

AFC Championship Tale Of The Tape: Tom Brady Vs. Peyton Manning

With a trip to the Super Bowl on the line, veterans Tom Brady and Peyton Manning will go head-to-head for the 15th time overall and fourth time in the playoffs. Brady holds a significant edge in these matchups, but Manning has home field advantage and far better receiving threats. Given Denver’s precision passing game and the way New England ran the ball last week, might the weather give the Patriots an advantage?

Tom Brady
Peyton Manning
(credit: Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
(credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
(credit: Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
(credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Age
Winner 36
Winner 37
Drafted
Round 6, 199 (2000)
Winner Round, 1 (1998)
Regular Season Stats (2013)
4,343 yards, 25 TDs (total), 11 interceptions
Winner 5,477, 56 TDs (total), 10 interceptions
Description of Receiving Corps
Collection of nobodies
Winner Embarrassment of riches
Head to Head Wins
Winner 10
4
Memorable Lines in NFL’s Bad Lip Reading Video
Winner "I found fido!”
Winner “You brought your potion, right?”
Off-Field Notoriety
Winner Marrying Gisele Bündchen
Winner Appearing in dozens of hilarious commercials
Parody Twitter Account
Winner @TomBradysEgo (169,128 followers)
@PeytonsHead (95.415 followers)

The Winner Is

(credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Winner Peyton Manning
6 out of 8

There's no denying that this AFC Championship game is what everyone has been waiting for. Although Tom Brady has defeated Peyton Manning more often on the field, we're taking Manning in this matchup.
-Andrew Kahn, CBS Local Sports contributor

MORE TALES OF THE TAPE

  1. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
    Tale Of The Tape: Baltimore Ravens At New Orleans Saints

    The Ravens are dependent on Joe Flacco to play his best football down the stretch if they are going to make a run at the AFC North title. Flacco is certainly capable of getting hot and putting big numbers up on the scoreboard.

  2. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images) (Photo by Michael Heiman/Getty Images)
    Tale Of The Tape: Dallas Cowboys At New York Giants

    The Cowboys have been one of the bigger surprises in the league this year, but their sharp start could go to waste if they can’t come through in games like this.

  3. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images) (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
    Tale Of The Tape: Washington Redskins At San Francisco 49ers

    The Redskins pulled off one of the most disappointing performances of the season as they were coming off a bye week and had the lowly Tampa Bay Bucs at FedEx Field and they couldn’t even stay close.

See All Tales of the Tape
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 15,213 other followers