610SPOR2 35h_CBSSportsRad_Houston

Tale of the tape

AFC Championship Tale Of The Tape: Tom Brady Vs. Peyton Manning

With a trip to the Super Bowl on the line, veterans Tom Brady and Peyton Manning will go head-to-head for the 15th time overall and fourth time in the playoffs. Brady holds a significant edge in these matchups, but Manning has home field advantage and far better receiving threats. Given Denver’s precision passing game and the way New England ran the ball last week, might the weather give the Patriots an advantage?

(credit: Jim Rogash/Getty Images) (credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
(credit: Jim Rogash/Getty Images) (credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Tom Brady

Peyton Manning

36 Age 37
Round 6, 199 (2000) Drafted Round, 1 (1998)
4,343 yards, 25 TDs (total), 11 interceptions Regular Season Stats (2013) 5,477, 56 TDs (total), 10 interceptions
Collection of nobodies Description of Receiving Corps Embarrassment of riches
10 Head to Head Wins 4
"I found fido!” Memorable Lines in NFL’s Bad Lip Reading Video “You brought your potion, right?”
Marrying Gisele Bündchen Off-Field Notoriety Appearing in dozens of hilarious commercials
@TomBradysEgo (169,128 followers) Parody Twitter Account @PeytonsHead (95.415 followers)

The winner is

(credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Peyton Manning
6 out of 8

There's no denying that this AFC Championship game is what everyone has been waiting for. Although Tom Brady has defeated Peyton Manning more often on the field, we're taking Manning in this matchup.
-Andrew Kahn, CBS Local Sports contributor

More Tales of the tape

  1. USA v Germany: Group G - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Korea Republic v Belgium: Group H - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil
    Who Has The Intangibles? The Yanks Vs. Red Devils

    Here is how the USA and Belgium match up in ways that actually don’t mean anything on the field. Winner goes home and maybe one of these arbitrary things will sway the game.

  2. 98271580 129736250
  3. (Photo Credit: Getty Images/Richard Heathcote) (Photo Credit: Getty Images/Warren Little)
    Tale Of The Tape: Winter Olympics In Sochi Vs. FIFA World Cup In Brazil

    With both sites having their share of issues in hosting major international sporting events, we went to the tape to decide who was the worst host of 2014.

See all Tales of the Tape