- Associated Press - Monday, January 20, 2014

SCOREBOARD

Sunday, Feb. 2

Seattle vs. Denver, 6:30 p.m. Russell Wilson’s Seahawks (15-3) take on Peyton Manning’s Broncos (15-3) for the NFL title at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. The two conference champs had the best records in the league this year, the second time the top seeds have gotten to the Super Bowl in 20 seasons. It’s also a classic matchup of Denver’s record-setting offense against the NFL’s stingiest defense. Denver opened as a one-point favorite over Seattle on the Glantz-Culver Line.

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STARS

Passing

- Peyton Manning, Broncos, was 32 of 43 for 400 yards and two touchdowns and Denver advanced to the Super Bowl with a 26-16 victory over the New England Patriots.

- Russell Wilson, Seahawks, completed 16 of 25 passes for 215 yards and a score - a 35-yarder on fourth down in the fourth quarter - in Seattle’s NFC championship game-clinching 23-17 win over San Francisco.

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Rushing

- Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks, ran for 109 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries in Seattle’s 23-17 victory over San Francisco.

- Colin Kaepernick, 49ers, had 130 yards rushing, the second-most in a playoff game by a quarterback, on 11 carries but San Francisco lost 23-17 at Seattle.

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Receiving

- Demaryius Thomas, Broncos, caught seven passes for 134 yards and a TD in Denver’s 26-16 win over New England.

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