NFL playoff schedule 2014: Kickoff time for 49ers-Seahawks, Patriots-Broncos

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Join us as we take a look at this afternoon's Championship games and open a thread for discussion as the New England Patriots take on the Denver Broncos and the 49ers take on the Seahawks.

The Super Bowl is on the line this Sunday afternoon when the Denver Broncos play host to the New England Patriots. It's Peyton Manning against Tom Brady, and we've all seen this before.

Today's game will be determined by more than just the quarterbacks, but there's no denying the importance these two men carry with their respective teams.

Manning and Brady first met in Week 3 of the 2001 season, when Brady's Patriots dominated Manning's colts by a score of 44-13. Over the next 12 years, the two would face off a total of 14 times, with Brady compiling a 10-4 record in those meetings (including a 2-1 record in the playoffs).

But while Brady has enjoyed monumental success in New England, winning four Super Bowls during his 14-year career, Manning (for a bevy of reasons based off of even more opinions) has only won one title -- in 2006, when his Colts defeated the Chicago Bears by a score of 29-17.

The winner goes to the Super Bowl to face the winner of tonight's Seahawks-49ers game. The loser gets to sleep in on Monday. Enjoy... and let us know how you're enjoying the game below!

(2) New England Patriots vs. (1) Denver Broncos
Date: January 19
Game time: 3 p.m. ET
TV channel: CBS
Odds: Broncos are 6-point favorites
Location: Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado
Online streaming: CBS Sports
SB Nation blogs: Pats Pulpit and Mile High Report

(5) San Francisco 49ers vs. (1) Seattle Seahawks
Date: January 19
Game time: 6:30 p.m. ET
TV channel: Fox
Odds: Seahawks are 3.5-point favorites
Location: Century Link Field in Seattle, Washington
Online streaming: Fox Sports
SB Nation blogs: Niners Nation and Field Gulls

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