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Peyton Manning stole spotlight, but game ball should go to Von Miller, Broncos 'D'

Peyton Manning stole spotlight, but game ball should go to Von Miller, Broncos 'D'

Though all eyes — and cameras — were on Peyton Manning after Sunday's AFC championship game, the Denver Broncos would not be heading to their record-tying eighth Super Bowl if not for the terrific performance of outside linebacker Von Miller and the Broncos' dominating defense.

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was under pressure from start to finish and probably will be staying in bed Monday morning after the beating he took — particularly from Miller, who had a key interception, 2 1/2 sacks and a motor that just wouldn't stop running.

Although Manning did throw a pair of touchdown passes to former Ravens tight end Owen Daniels, the Denver secondary shut down...

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