Denver 26 : 16 New England
Peyton Manning threw for 400 yards and two touchdowns Sunday on a pair of 7-minute drives to lead Denver to its first trip to the NFL title game in 15 years. Manning improved to 5-10 lifetime against Brady but is now 2-1 in the AFC title games. The Patriots (13-5) got only 64 yards rushing and most of Brady's 277 yards came after New England had fallen behind by 20. The Broncos (15-3) will play the Seattle Seahawks on Feb. 2 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.
Seattle 23 : 17 San Francisco
Russell Wilson threw a 35-yard touchdown pass on fourth down and Seattle's top-ranked defense forced two late turnovers, lifting the Seahawks to their second Super Bowl. It's the first trip to the big game for the Seahawks (15-3) since they lost to Pittsburgh after the 2005 season. The conference champs had the best records in the league, the first time the top seeds have gotten to the Super Bowl since 2009.