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What's trending in the NFL: Brady, Manning to face off again; Bengals enjoy Steelers' defeat

Here are the top stories from Sunday:

Helped by a late fumble, Denver came back to beat Pittsburgh 23-16. Here's a look at a few of our stories from the game:

Carolina survived a furious comeback from Seattle -- the Panthers led 31-0 at halftime -- to win 31-24. Here's a look at a few of our stories from the game:

Tom Brady, Peyton Manning will face each other for 17th time (by Mike Reiss)

Biggest questions heading into conference championship week (by Dan Graziano)

Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas honors mother with game ball (by Dan Graziano)

Source: Panthers DE Jared Allen suffered fractured foot in win (by David Newton)

Top 10 most impactful plays of the divisional round, led by Aaron Rodgers' successful Hail Mary (by Sharon Katz)

Vegas tabs Carolina, New England as opening favorites in title games (by David Purdum)


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From ESPN Stats & Information research: Broncos receivers dropped six passes in the win over the Steelers on Sunday, including five in the first half. That is tied for the most by any team during a postseason game in the past 10 seasons, and it is the most for the Broncos in any game over the past six seasons.


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