Statistics from Denver Broncos' AFC Championship victory

DENVER - Analyze the statistics from the Denver Broncos' victory over the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship game.


-- Quarterbacks

Peyton Manning had 400 passing yards, far exceeding Tom Brady's 277 yards.

Manning had two passes for touchdowns whereas Brady had just one.

Manning completed 74 percent of his passes while Brady completed 63 percent


-- Receivers

Demaryius Thomas and Jacob Tamme caught passes for touchdowns for the Broncos. Only Julian Edelman caught scoring pass for the Patriots.

Demaryius and Julius Thomas led the Broncos receivers, statistically speaking. Demaryius caught seven passes for 134 yards. Julius caught eight passes for 85 yards.

For the Patriots, Edelman caught 10 passes from Brady.


-- Rushers

Knowshon Moreno was given the ball more than any other Bronco. In 14 attempts, he gave his team 59 yards.

Montee Ball had 43 yards on 12 attempts.

The top Patriots rusher was Shane Vereen, who ran for 34 yards on 4 attempts.


-- Kicking and punting

Broncos punter Britton Colquitt had to punt just once, while Ryan Allen had 3 punts for the Patriots.

Matt Prater earned 14 points for his team, including 12 from field goals. His longest was 54 yards.

Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski made his one field goal attempt Sunday.


-- Defense

Terrance Knighton and Robert Ayers both sacked Brady. Knighton's sack came on a crucial 4th down.

Danny Trevathan led the Broncos in tackles, with a total of eight.

Devin McCourty had the most tackles for the Patriots, with a total of nine.


-- Offensive efficiency

Denver earned 27 first downs, including 21 by passing. New England earned 15 of their 19 total first downs through the air.

On crucial third downs, Denver was able to convert 53 percent of the time -- slightly better than the Patriots 50 percent conversion rate.

Both teams had two touchdowns.

Denver dominated time of possession, holding the ball on offense for 35:44.



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