The Denver Broncos are heading to Super Bowl 50.
Bradley Roby intercepted Tom Brady’s two-point conversion attempt late in the fourth quarter to clinch a 20-18 Broncos’ win over the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game at Sports Authority Field.
Denver’s defense sacked Brady four times and knocked him down another 20 times, with Von Miller recording two-and-a-half sacks and an interception.
Peyton Manning connected with Owen Daniels for two touchdowns as the Broncos’ starting quarterback heads to his fourth Super Bowl.
Manning didn’t turn the ball over for a second consecutive game in the playoffs.
Brady completed 27-of-56 passes for 310 yards with one touchdown and two picks.
The NFC Championship game turned into the Cam Newton show as the Carolina Panthers crushed the Arizona Cardinals, 49-15, at Bank of America Stadium.
Newton led the Panthers to Super Bowl 50 by throwing for 335 yards and two touchdowns.
He added 47 yards and two TDs on the ground.
Carolina’s defense forced Carson Palmer into six turnovers — four interceptions and two fumbles lost.
Luke Kuechly returned one of them for a touchdown for the exclamation point late in the fourth quarter.
The Panthers led 17-0 after the first quarter and the closest Arizona would get from then on was 17-7 after a David Johnson one-yard TD in the second quarter.
Palmer completed 23-of-40 passes for 235 yards and a score.
The Panthers square off with Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50 on February 7th at Levi’s Stadium.
By: Mike Plourde – for Great Lakes Radio Sports