The best two teams in the AFC. The best two quarterbacks of the past 20 years. Home-field advantage in the playoffs potentially at stake.
Those were just some of the storylines forming around the showdown in Foxborough Sunday between the 6-1 Denver Broncos and the 6-2 New England Patriots, who squared off in a rematch of last year's AFC Championship Game.
The game was the 16th regular season meeting between Tom Brady and Peyton Manning, with Brady having won 10 of the first 15. Click through for a gallery of the game's best photos. (All photos are by Getty Images.)