The AFC championship is a little boring this year, from some perspective. There's no real underdog. It's the number one vs. the number two seed. It's Tom Brady vs. Peyton Manning for what seems like the 50th time in the past decade. Neither team is dominant, with the Patriots having massive holes on offense while the Broncos have basically no defenders left after a slew of injuries.
But, as Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans, we don't exactly have a solid rooting interest in this matchup. Which is annoying, because I hate watching games where I have no rooting interest. I guess I kind of dislike Tom Brady more than Peyton Manning, so there's that -- but that's about it.
So what about you? Who will you root for? And why?
New England Patriots (2) vs. Denver Broncos (1)
Date: Sunday, January 19
Time: 3 PM ET
Location: Mile High Stadium, Denver, Colorado
TV Channel: CBS
Odds: Broncos by 6
Online streaming: CBS Sports
SB Nation blogs: Pats Pulpit and Mile High Report