Tom Brady Not Concerned With Rivalry With Peyton Manning

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Tom Brady, Peyton ManningTom Brady missed practice Wednesday, and it felt like all of New England was suffering from a simultaneous heart attack. Fortunately, for Patriots fans’ sake, Brady was back on the field Thursday.

Brady is expected to start Sunday, meaning the epic 15th installment (second this season) of Tom Brady versus Peyton Manning will happen at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in the AFC Championship Game.

The flu-like symptoms Brady was said to be dealing with might not have dissipated entirely, but No. 12 was healthy enough to retake the practice field with his teammates Thursday and even get behind the microphone for a press conference.

Brady will take the podium at 12:45 p.m. to speak for the first time since his DNP (did not practice) on Wednesday.

Check back in when the press conference starts for live updates of everything Brady has to say, with an assist from our man and NESN.com Patriots writer Doug Kyed on the Twitter machine.

Before diving into the nitty gritty of this weekend’s game, Brady gives a quick update about his health.

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And, in case you were wondering, here’s Brady looking healthy with his winter knit to help keep him warm.

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So much is made about the Brady-Manning rivalry, but the Patriots quarterback isn’t getting himself caught up in the 15th career matchup — and third AFC Championship Game meeting — between the two future Hall of Famers.

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Speaking of AFC Championship games, Brady is heading into his eighth career title game (most by any quarterback). However, he hasn’t exactly wowed with his performances over the last two years. He’s well aware that he’ll need to be better this time around for the Patriots to pull off the win.

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Sticking with the honors theme, Brady recently was voted the NFL’s least-liked quarterback. He isn’t exactly thrilled by the honor, but, like Joe Namath insinuated earlier in the week, Brady understands why people might hate him.

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Any thoughts on your receivers, Tom?

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How about Ryan Mallett receiving so much attention?

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And that’s all she — he? — wrote, folks. Brady came. He spoke. And he left.

Brady will be back at the podium again Friday, though, with more Broncos breakdowns and terrific tidbits ahead of this weekend’s game. Check back for all your daily Patriots info from now through the AFC Championship Game.

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