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Manning looking to reverse trend

How Peyton Manning performs against his nemesis, the Pats, is the highlight of this weekend's conference championships.

Updated: January 16, 2004, 9:23 AM ET
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

Editor's note: ESPN senior NFL writer John Clayton's "First ... And Goal" column takes you around the league with a look at the conference title games.

First ...Indianapolis Colts at New England Patriots (Sunday, 3 p.m. ET, CBS): The AFC championship game comes down to two people. Colts quarterback Peyton Manning looks unstoppable. Patriots coach Bill Belichick usually finds a way to stop any individual.

The question is timing. The Patriots beat the Colts, 38-34, in a high-scoring ...

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