When the Broncos defeated the Chargers last Sunday I knew I would be returning to Denver the following week for the AFC Championship game. The one question was who’d their opponent be? The answer to that was the New England Patriots. Tom Brady vs Peyton Manning with a trip to the Super Bowl on the line with me on the sidelines shooting? Hell yes!
Phoenix, AZ-based photographer Mark J. Rebilas covered the AFC Championship Game between the New England Patriots and the Denver Broncos.
The only thing that could make the matchup of future hall of famers even cooler was the fact it was a day game that would take place on a 60 degree day of sun in Denver. The last week the temps were in the twenties. I’d have nothing to blame if I sucked at shooting this game!
See more photos on Mark’s blog.
Canon 1Dx, 400mm w/1.4 converter (560mm), 400iso, f4, 1/1000th, Manual. New England Patriots wide receiver Aaron Dobson (17) is tackled by Denver Broncos defenders.
Canon 1Dx, 400mm w/1.4 converter (560mm), 400iso, f4, 1/5000th, Manual. Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (88) runs the ball after a reception against the New England Patriots in the first half of the 2013 AFC Championship football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.
Canon 1Dx, 16-35mm, 2500iso, f5, 1/1000th, Manual. Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) is surrounded by a sea of cameras following the game against the New England Patriots.