The Broncos are on to the AFC Championship Game. C.J. Anderson’s one-yard touchdown run with three minutes left lifted the Broncos to a 23-16 win over the Steelers. Peyton Manning threw for 222 yards without turning the ball over in the victory.
The Panthers are in the NFC Championship Game for the first time since 2005. Carolina built a 31-0 lead and held on for a 31-24 win over the Seahawks in an NFC Divisional Round matchup. Jonathan Stewart rushed for 106 yards and two scores in the victory.
The NFL’s championship Sunday is set. The Broncos will battle the defending Super Bowl champion Patriots for the AFC title in Denver. The Panthers will clash with the Cardinals in the NFC Championship Game in Charlotte. Both games are this Sunday.
Tom Brady and Peyton Manning are set to face off potentially for the last time. The Patriots and Broncos will meet in the AFC Championship Game next Sunday, making it the fifth time the two quarterbacks have played each other in the playoffs and the 17th time overall. They’ve split the postseason matchups, but Brady has won 11 of 16 overall. The two squared off in the AFC title game in 2014, with Denver coming away with a 26-16 victory and a trip to the Super Bowl.
Former Colts head coach Ted Marchibroda has passed away at the age of 84, the team announced Saturday after confirming with the family. Marchibroda is the only man to have coached for both Baltimore franchises, the Colts and the Ravens. He spent four years in Indianapolis and was the first head coach to be inducted into Indy’s Ring of Honor.
Bulls center Joakim Noah will likely miss the rest of the season due to a dislocated shoulder. Noah suffered the injury during Friday’s loss to the Mavericks. He is expected to be sidelined for four-to-six months.
The Spurs stayed perfect at home with a 112-83 thumping of the Mavericks. The Spurs are 24-and-0 at home this year and have won 33 straight in San Antonio dating back to last season.
The Blackhawks ran their winning streak to 11 games with a 5-2 victory over the Canadiens. Jonathan Toews [[ taves ]] scored twice to help Chicago match its longest winning streak in franchise history. The ‘Hawks will look to break their record against the Predators tomorrow.
Coming up Wednesday Night on Talk 101 FM, It’s Millikin University women’s basketball, as the Big Blue Women look for their first Conference win of the season as they play host to nationally ranked Wheaton. The Big Blue Pregame Show presented by Pepsi gets underway at 6:45p.m. and the tipoff at 7:00p.m.. Join Scott Busboom and Kevin Hale with all the action “live” this Wednesday night on Talk 101FM, and online at decatur radio dot com.