Patriots vs. Broncos 2016 AFC Championship Game Ratings Revealed

January 25, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Sunday night's AFC Championship Game between the New England Patriots and the Denver Broncos drew a 31.8 rating, according to the Patriots, who tweeted the news Monday.
That made it the highest-rated AFC Championship in 29 years.
The Broncos won the game, 20-18, after the Patriots failed on a two-point conversion with just 12 seconds remaining. A Stephen Gostkowski missed extra point in the first quarter—the first extra point he's missed since his rookie season—ultimately loomed large.
The win sets up a clash between the Broncos and the Carolina Panthers in the Super Bowl in two weeks, a matchup pitting quarterback Peyton Manning and Denver's excellent defense against signal-caller Cam Newton, linebacker Luke Kuechly and the NFL's best team during the regular season.
It shouldn't come as a major surprise that the AFC Championship—possibly the last matchup between Manning and Patriots QB Tom Brady—generated huge ratings. It was poten...

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