Tom Brady nearly pulled it off. Despite having a poor game for 3+ quarters, Brady was brilliant on the final drive of the game, converting two incredible 4th downs with passes to Rob Gronkowski. Including a touchdown.
But the 2-point conversion – they only had to attempt it because kicker Stephen Gostowski missed an extra point in the 1st half – was intercepted by Bradley Roby and the Broncos advanced to the Super Bowl.
Here’s a 4th and 10 bomb to Gronkowski on the final drive.
Peyton Manning will play in the Super Bowl for the 4th time. In two weeks, he’ll face the Arizona Cardinals or Carolina Panthers. Here’s Manning embracing Bill Belichick after the game.