On This Day in 2007: Manning outduels Brady

Sport360 staff 09:29 21/01/2017
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There were many great clashes between Peyton Manning and Tom Brady, two of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history, throughout their rivalry, but the one on this day in 2007 is particularly memorable.

Meeting in the AFC Championship, the Indianapolis Colts and New England Patriots battled for the right to make the Super Bowl.

The Patriots, behind Brady, took a commanding 21-3 lead and appeared as if they would once again thwart the Colts.

Manning had other ideas however and led Indianapolis to an 18-point comeback, the largest ever in an NFL conference championship game, to win 38-34 in an epic shootout.

The Colts and Manning would go on to win it all.

Other memorable events on this day

1979: The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Dallas Cowboys 35-31 to win Super Bowl XIII.

1985: Dennis Potvin ties Bobby Orr’s NHL career record of 270 goals.

1990: Oatty Sheehan wins the LPGA Jamaica Golf Classic.

1990: John McEnroe becomes the first player since 1963 to be disqualified from a grand slam at the Australian Open.

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