Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos defeat New England Patriots 26-16 in AFC Championship Game advancing to Super Bowl 48. Broncos Peyton Manning was 32/43 for 400 yards passing and one touchdown. Broncos (wr) Demarius Thomas caught 7 balls for 134 yard and a touchdown. It has been 15 years since Broncos last reached the Super Bowl. New England's Tom Brady was 24/38 for 277 yards and a touchdown in a losing effort.