Either the Denver Broncos or New England Patriots will be the first team to have their Super Bowl ticket punched this afternoon while the loser will join the majority of the league in offseason-mode.
The Broncos blew a big second half lead in a regular season meeting with the Patriots but they’ll have more than revenge on the line. This time they will have their home crowd behind them with Super Bowl visions in their sights.
But Tom Brady and the Patriots stand in their way as Brady seeks to become the first quarterback to appear in six Super Bowls.
Here is all the important gameday info.
San Diego Chargers at Denver Broncos – 3:00 PM ET
Sports Authority Field at Mile High – Denver, CO
TV: CBS (Jim Nantz, Phil Simms)
Radio: Westwood One (check local listings)
Live Stream: CBS Sports
Favorite: Broncos by 5.5
Game Time Weather: 59 degrees, sunny
New England Patriots
Out: LB Steve Beauharnais (illness)
Questionable: P Ryan Allen (shoulder), WR Aaron Dobson (foot), WR Kenbrell Thompkins (hip/concussion)
Probable: WR Danny Amendola (groin), CB Alfonzo Dennard (knee/shoulder), LB Dane Fletcher (groin), LB Dont’a Hightower (ankle), G Logan Mankins (ankle), RB Shane Vereen (groin)
Probable: S Mike Adams (thigh), TE Joel Dreessen (knee), S Duke Ihenacho (knee), T Winston Justice (finger), G Chris Kuper (ankle), QB Peyton Manning (ankle), WR Demaryius Thomas (calf), Kayvon Webster (thumb)