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NFL Playoffs Patriots vs Broncos: First Quarter Live Updates Open Thread

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The New England Patriots are looking to take down the Denver Broncos to advance to a second-straight Super Bowl. The Broncos are looking to ride their defense to redeem their disastrous end from 2013.

Quarterbacks Tom Brady and Peyton Manning are meeting for the billionth time in their careers and Brady has a firm command on the rivalry. While the comparison is already dead and buried, another Brady victory, especially in the conference championship game, would add an extra pile of dirt on the grave.

Use this as your open thread for the first quarter. We'll be updating quarterly.

Patriots vs. Broncos

Where: Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver
When: Sunday, January 24, 12:05 p.m. PT
Announcers: Jim Nantz, Phil Simms
Radio: Patriots Radio Network | Broncos Radio Network
Online Streaming: CBS Sports
Odds: The Patriots opened as a 2.5-point road favorite. The line climbed to 3.5, but has settled between 3- and 3.5-points, according to sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.
Patriots blog: Pats Pulpit
Broncos blog
: Mile High Report