Jan 19, 2014 at 8pm UK at ​Sports Authority Field
New England Patriots
Denver Broncos
Tamme (7:50)
Thomas (7:52)
Edelman (9:26), Brady (3:07)

Half-Time Report: Denver Broncos on course for Super Bowl

The Denver Broncos are on course for a place in the Super Bowl as they lead the New England Patriots 13-3 at half time of their AFC championship game this evening.

The Denver Broncos have one foot in the Super Bowl having taken a 13-3 lead into half time of their AFC championship game with the New England Patriots this evening.

Matt Prater #5 of the Denver Broncos kicks a first quarter field goal against the New England Patriots during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014© Getty Images

The hosts took the lead late in the first quarter when Matt Prater sent a 27-yard field goal flying through the posts to make it 3-0.

The Patriots relied on the arm of quarterback Tom Brady as their running backs failed to make significant ground against the Broncos defense, but he could not open the scoring for his team in the first half.

Instead it was his old rival Peyton Manning who threw the first touchdown pass, taking his time to pick out a wide-open Jacob Tamme at the front of the endzone midway through the second quarter.

Jacob Tamme #84 celebrates his second quarter touchdown with Eric Decker #87 as Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos looks on during their AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 201© Getty Images

The Patriots finally registered on the scoreboard late in the half when Brady was sacked, forcing Stephen Gostkowski into a field goal attempt that he duly dispatched from 47 yards.

The 10-point gap was restored with just 25 seconds remaining, however, as Prater kicked his second field goal of the day, this time from 35 yards, to send his side into the half-time break with a 13-3 advantage.

Quarterback Tom Brady of the New England Patriots walks off the field after a game at Gillette Stadium on November 24, 2013
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