New England Patriots Schedule + Breaking News
B98.5 is central Maine’s home for the New England Patriots’ AFC Championship Game action on Sunday! We’ll get the action started with the pregame show at 2 p.m. with kickoff in Denver at 3 p.m.
But that’s not all the football action we’ll have this weekend, right after the Patriots game, we’ll have complete coverage of the NFC Championship game as Seattle hosts San Francisco!
This is the 15th time quarterbacks Tom Brady of New England and Peyton Manning of Denver have faced each other including the regular season and playoffs. Brady has won 10 of the meetings, including the Patriots’ 34-31 overtime win on Nov. 24 when he rallied his team from a 24-0 halftime deficit. Manning is just 10-11 lifetime in the post-season. His record-setting 2013 has made it so that anything short of a Super Bowl appearance will be seen as a disappointment.
• Backs to the Future – While Brady and Manning must avoid turnovers on Sunday, the play of each team’s featured running back could be more important. Knowshon Moreno leads the Broncos ground attack and LeGarrette Blount, who scored four touchdowns in last week’s win over the Colts, is the feature back for the Patriots. The player who can help establish the running game — and free up the passing lanes — could carry his team to the Super Bowl.
• Looking for a Hero – With defensive leaders Vince Wilfork of the Patriots and Von Miller of the Broncos sidelined with injuries, other players will have to lead their respective defenses against the opponent’s Hall of Fame-level QB. Whoever fills that vacuum best with a turnover, sack or stop could change the course of the game.
2013 New England Patriots Regular Season Schedule
Sept. 8 @ Buffalo Win,23-21
Sept. 12 N.Y. Jets Win, 13-10
Sept. 22 Tampa Bay Win, 23-3
Sept. 29 @ Atlanta Win, 30-23
Oct. 6 @ Cincinnati Loss, 13-6
Oct. 13 New Orleans Win, 30-27
Oct. 20 @ N.Y. Jets Loss, 30-27
Oct. 27 Miami Win, 27-17
Nov. 3 Pittsburgh Win, 55-31
Nov. 10 BYE
Nov. 18 @ Carolina Loss, 24-20
Nov. 24 Denver Win, 34-31
Dec. 1 @ Houston Win, 34-31
Dec. 8 Cleveland Win, 27-26
Dec. 15 @ Miami Loss, 24-20
Dec. 22 @ Baltimore Win, 41-7
Dec. 29 Buffalo Win, 34-20
Jan. 11 Indianapolis Win, 43-22
Jan. 19 @ Denver, 3 p.m.