It will be the rarest of rarities Sunday afternoon as the Denver Broncos will be a home playoff underdog for only the second time in the 22 post-season games they’ve hosted in the Mile High City. It also will be only the ninth time a road team is favored in the NFL’s conference championship game round during the last 30 years as Tom Brady and the defending Super Bowl-champion Patriots have opened this week as slight favorites in Sunday’s title tilt.

Not a Subscriber? Become a Diehard today!

​Sign Me Up!

Already a member?

Don’t forget to log in!


Born to early-1960's Broncos season-ticket holders, Ken Pomponio is a fourth-generation Coloradan and University of Northern Colorado graduate who has covered the Front Range and Denver sports scene for more than 25 years for various websites and newspapers.