The Denver Broncos lead the New England Patriots 17-9 at the half. We take a look at the first half of the AFC Championship Game.
We are only 30 minutes away from seeing who is going to represent the AFC in the Super Bowl. As of the half, the Broncos lead the Patriots 17-9 at the half.
It was a solid half for the Broncos as they look to advance to their eight Super Bowl in franchise history. We shall see if they can keep it up. Let us take a look at the first half of the game thus far.
Owen Daniels records two touchdowns
The Patriots might have Rob Gronkowski, but the Broncos tight end is having a solid game thus far. Owen Daniels has recorded two receptions the entire half, but both have gone for touchdowns.
Emmanuel Sanders said before the game to watch out for Daniels. And it appears that he is the true X-Factor of this game. While Peyton Manning has Demaryius Thomas and Sanders, his favorite target in the end zone has been Daniels.
I am quite impressed with his performance thus far. Interesting to see if he can keep it going for the Broncos offense.
Von Miller records an interception on Brady
The Broncos defense has held their own thus far. However, Miller made what was perhaps the biggest play of the half.
After forcing an incomplete pass, he would intercept a Tom Brady pass near the red zone. It would end up leading to another touchdown for the Broncos to give them a good position to extend their lead.
Von Miller is in his contract year, so seeing him make two significant plays in a row is great to see. We hope that he remains a Denver Bronco for a long time.
Peyton Manning looks good to start
With the type of season that Manning has had, it is great to see him having a solid performance. Minus the fumble, he has gone 8/16 for 114 yards and two touchdowns. Not too bad of a performance.
The Sheriff has done a solid job. For a guy who is looking to go to his fourth Super Bowl, he is working hard to get there.
The Broncos will receive the ball to start the second half. Go Broncos!