Ten key statistics for Sunday’s AFC championship game between the New England Patriots and the Broncos:
Broncos’ turnover differential (ranked 19th in the NFL). The Patriots were plus-7 (tied for fifth).
Broncos’ winning percentage this season (10-3) in games decided by seven points or fewer. The 10 such wins are tied for the most in NFL history in a season (including playoff games).
Conference championships for Patriots coach Bill Belichick. He is tied with Don Shula for the most such titles in NFL history during the Super Bowl era (since 1966).
Career postseason victories for Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, most in NFL history. Denver’s Peyton Manning has 12 (ranking sixth).
Points per game for New England in the regular season (third in the NFL) vs. 22.2 for the Broncos (19th).
Postseason receptions for Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski over nine games. He has caught eight touchdown passes in the playoffs.
Red zone touchdown percentage for the Patriots (fourth in the NFL) vs. .477 for the Broncos (28th).
Manning’s quarterback rating against the Patriots in the playoffs. Manning is 2-2, having completed 109-of-179 pass attempts (60.9 percent). He has averaged 306 passing yards, one touchdown and 1.5 interceptions per game.
Brady’s quarterback rating against the Broncos in the playoffs. Brady is 1-2, having completed 70of-108 pass attempts (64.8 percent). He has averaged 327 yards passing, 2.7 touchdowns and one interception per game.
Total yards (-1 yard rushing, 400 yards passing) by Manning against the Patriots in the 2013 AFC championship game. Manning’s total is the second-most by a Bronco in a playoff game, trailing only John Elway’s 424 (39 rushing, 385 passing) against Cleveland on Jan. 14, 1990.