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Peyton Manning: "You Could Rename The AFC Championship After The Patriots"

High praise.

Denver quarterback Peyton Manning may have the New England Patriots in his rear view mirror, but that doesn't mean he's forgotten how dominant the franchise has been in the 21st century. Sunday, after Manning and the Broncos knocked off Tom Brady and the Pats, 26-16, in this year's AFC Championship Game, the future Hall of Fame signal-caller gave high praise to his opposition. Check out what he told reporters after the game.

Manning isn't kidding, either. The Patriots have reached the AFC title game eight times in the past 13 years - an astounding statistic. Manning-led teams - the Colts and Broncos - have played in four during the same span.