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here he is, 87. to the back of the end zone. true double team. jim: was he ever out of bounds and came back in to catch it? phil: no, he was not. jim: got an official right there. of course, every touchdown has to be validated. that looked like he was inside of it. phil: perfect coverage. they had it. just the size of gronkowski, 6'6", goes over chris harris. jim: the touchdown stands. here we go. time-out is called by the broncos. referee: time-out, denver. that's their third and final time-out. 30 seconds. phil: what a job by tom brady. the fourth down throw. two fourth down throws but the first one was clear. that one he was going to get sacked so he just gave his guy a chance and rob gronkowski made the play.
fourth down play earlier in this drive when brady heaved it down the field to gronkowski, and back in the first quarter, gostkowski missed the p.a.t. a lot of things have happened since then but that's why they're at this point right now facing a two to try to force overtime and they have amendola back for this play. he's been out this whole drive up until this two-point conversion. so the denver defense has to be in a little bit of shock after the two fourth down conversions, the latest one going for the touchdown but they must regroup here because one stop takes them to the super bowl. here's brady. rolling out. rolling and throwing. it's tipped in the heir and it's intercepted! it's intercepted by roby. he lost the football back at the
it was tipped by talib. and the denver defense saves it at the end. phil: once again, they're going to double-team the tight end rob gronkowski. look down at the bottom of your screen. easy to say now but that was your one-on-one. and as we've said all day long, pressure made brady move. jim: talib was the one who tipped it. roby, who has a nose for the football -- we've seen that over the course of his two years. he ended up making the pick and brady see -- brady's season, which has been a remarkable season. so undermanned across the whole offense to get them to this point and peyton manning begins the celebration here.
for an onside kickoff. watching manning through a last series reminded me so much of nine years ago when we were at the a.f.c. championship game at indianapolis and he was sitting on that sideline and could barely watch. phil: came back from a 27-3 deficit. the patriots have a high number of different onside kicks. you always have to be alert for the one right down the middle. jim: they've had two successful onside kicks this year. and it's recovered by keo. phil: gostkowski was trying to kick it and get there first. keo, great job of reading it, caught it on the hop.
here because we're one official neilldown away and it's going to -- kneeldown away and it's going to be one triumphant kneeldown for peyton manning and these denver broncos. there weren't a whole lot of people giving them a chance coming into this one. phil: he did it once again. 17-32, 106 yards. the two touchdown passes in the first half and the defense came through so many times for denver today. jim: denver wins it.
phil: well, jim, a couple of weeks ago he was the backup quarterback. jim: backup quarterback for the first time since he was a freshman in college. came off the bench week 17. got the broncos restarted. gave them a spark. won the division, won the one seed. phil: what a battle. jim: it was the first time in history that two quarterbacks met for the fifth time in postseason history and in all five occasions, the quarterback
phil: let's go back to what we said at the start of the game. i think he did it once again, peyton, when you saw how he played. he knows the team. they're tough. it's about the defense. you have to go out there and complement it and the offense did all day long. jim: everyone around the patriots will tell you they had never seen, if it was possible, to have more motivation or a bigger chip on your shoulder, they'd never seen tom brady so laser focused like he was this season. phil: it could have been true or it is, but he's always laser focused. tom brady always finds something to drive whatever it is. disdown him. to drive himself and the football team but they ran up against a super bowl defense in the broncos and couldn't make enough plays today to win the
jim: defense as a chan -- franchise is going to the super bowl for the eighth time. that's tied for the most in history, along with the steelers. all of them with eight trips. gary kubiak in his first year as the head coach of the broncos takes the team he played for to the promised land. taking them to the super bowl. phil: changed the team. tough. you saw all that here today with gary kubiak, wade phillips and the denver broncos. jim: "the subway postgame show" is coming up. the 17th edition of brady-manning was very memorable. right up there maybe the greatest of them all. ones. not a lot of people saw this result coming, but the broncos win it 20-18 and they're heading to the super bowl and we're heading down to the field for hunt trophy.
they will play in super bowl 50 in santa clara. i'm james brown alongside my colleagues, tony, coach, bart, and boomer esiason. and a reminder that you can also catch us online. watch "the subway postgame show" at cbssports.com. time now to look at our player of the game present by auto trader. it's denver linebacker von miller. bill: von miller said on friday if i get two sacks we'll win the game. he did that. the pressure by the defensive front. wade phillips' coverages. tom brady was off balance all day. boomer: you're talking about coverage sacks, confusing a quarterback. at the end of the game, i want to know why on their second to last possession the patriots kicked a field goal, kicked off to peyton manning and his offense who were doing very little in the second half and they get the ball back and drive for a touchdown to win the game.
white. he stood up and he stood tall. tony: this is -- was one heck of a game. we talked about it being the last chance rivalry between peyton and tom and they can't unt have delivered better. and peyton manning, no turnovers, pretty first quarter with the football. my hat's off to him. this was an outstanding game. james: the question coming in was could wade phillips design a scheme to put pressure on tom brady and that quick release? the resounding answer, yes. y' ders fred deluca and dr.peter buck teamed up with one simple mission... fresh sandwiches... i like it. fresh sandwiches... the idea seemed crazy in a time when artificial foods and gimmicks were all the rage. but roller-skates didn't make food any fresher... and mascots didn't make it any tastier. as it turned out, fred was right. sandwiches made with freshly baked bread, fresh veggies and delicious meats would stand the test of time. we were fresh before
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james: and it is a jubilant crowd here at sports authority field at mile high as we welcome you back to the "the subway postgame show." i went to commercial asking the question could wade phillips design a game plan to put pressure on tom brady and that quick release? not very often do you see him beif you woulded virtually the entire game. bill: he mixed up covepblgs, dropped people in coverage, blitzing them. the defensive front put pressure on him all day. i don't know why new england didn't go into no-huddle, what they've done all year long. bart: especially when new
boomer: i saw belichick and phillips at the end of the game walking off the field. belichick said that was some game you called. james: let's send it to jim nantz for the presentation of the lamar hunt trophy. jim: thank you, james brown, and denver, congratulations, the broncos are heading to the super bowl. i'm up here with annibelle bowlen, wife of broncos' owner pat bowlen. john elway, gary kubiak, the bowlen family and terrell davis is here to present the lamar hunt trophy to the bowlen family. >> bronco family, let's give a big old round of applause to the 2015 a.f.c. champion broncos! yeah!
this trophy to annibelle bowlen for pat bowlen, the lamar trophy for the a.f.c. champions. jim: i'll hold it for you. terrell, you hold it. >> may i talk now? jim: yeah, you may. >> ok. on behalf of my husband pat and the bowlel -- bowlen family, i want to congratulate john elway, coach kubiak, our players and most importantly, the most incredible fans in the nfl. we are so honored to accept the
the a.f.c. in super bowl 50! let's get it done for pat! and go, broncos! jim: congratulations, anibel. this trophy, we're going to bring it over here, if you don't mind, to this gentleman by your side. john elway, ladies and gentlemen. put this team together. and you brought back your old roommate, and in his first year he comes in and wins the a.f.c. championship. congratulations, john. john: thank you. we couldn't have done it without all the fans here today but gary and his whole staff did a tremendous job. stepped into a hot seat. jim: you need to get your hands on that trophy.
and while you hold that up, let me slip in gary kubiak. you're going to the super bowl. how did your team beat a very good new england patriot team today? gary: we have great respect for them but the one thing we've done all year is grind as a football team. our fans are great to play for. defensively we played our tails off all year long and found another way to win a close up. jim: to team up with elway, to come back yes our -- where your career started, you were a player and assistant here. to bring it back, to bring your team to the super bowl. what does that mean before all these fans? gary: it means the world to me. john gave me a chance to come back to my football home and i'm so proud to be a part of this organization and this football team. jim: how about a little handoff like the old days to number 18
[cheers] >> thank you very much. thank you. jim: peyton, you now break the mark that belonged to john elway. he was previously the oldest quarterback to ever take a team to the super bowl and now that great honor belongs to you. at this stage in your career, tell me about the fact you're going back to the super bowl. peyton: it's a tremendous honor, jim. it's been a special four years playing here in denver for these great fans, for this great organization and to be going to our second super bowl in four years is very special and just an awesome effort by our entire team tonight. what an incredible effort by the pay rots. for us to beat that team today, a very special win.
handshake at the end with tom brady. i know there's a friendship there and a lot of respect and admiration. what can you tell us was exchanged there and how about also with bill belichick as you guys today were able to beat a powerful combination? peyton: it's been a special rivalry over the course of my career against the patriots and the entire organization and to play four times in the a.f.c. championship with so much on the line, those games have been very special so i just wanted to take the time to share with tom and bill how much respect i have for them and what special coaches and players they are. jim: peyton, congratulations. you are going back to the super bowl with all your teammates of the broncos. some very big performances by this defense. and we're going to send it back to james brown and all the crew, as von miller and all the broncos celebrate their a.f.c. title here today.
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if he goes out a winner after super bowl 50 and calls it quits, he can say he did the same way that john elway did. bart: what a valiant effort on the road in a hostile environment, what a performance by the new england patriots. my hat goes off to these guys. i've lost this game three times in a row. i have to give them credit for what they did on the road. bill: i've lost in the championship game multiple times and i thought this one hurt most because it was so close. an old adage in football, offense wins games, defense wins championships. can they take that to the field two weeks from now? they lost t.j. ward and darian stewart, two starting safeties but this is a very special defense. they can match up with anybody and with peyton, that was his second consecutive game he's not
even running for a while in that situation. moving the chains there. that's the role he's having. that's where he is in his career. he's a great leader. tony: if i ever had any doubt before about defense winning championships, dr. watson, both sides in both teams, the defenses stepped up big time to go against these legendry quarterbacks and looks like we're going to get one last chance to see the sheriff go out in super bowl 50. i'm happy as heck to be able to sit here and watch today. this was truly a special game. james: one team has punched its francisco-santa clara for super bowl 50. obviously the other ticket will be punched later today but as you look at this denver team what do you see? boomer: if von miller plays the way he did today and demarcus ware does, they had the help of this fab base.
being down here on the sideline, i'm thinking about marcus cannon. there's no way. he was like on roller skates the entire game. that's going to be the key for this team because peyton manning only completed seven patses in the second half. the patriots defense played great too. i still wonder if they're going to be thinking about fourth and 1, they went for it as opposed to kicking a field goal and that final drive could have been for a touchdown to win and they wouldn't have had to go for two. bart: what a match-up super bowl 50 is going to be. maybe the possibility of cam newton, the hottest quarterback in the league. but every team left in the tournaments has outstanding defenses, strong run games and quarterbacks that can flatout game. bill: gostkowski hasn't missed a extra points since his rookie career. that missed extra point turns out to be the difference in this game.
they can match up that secondary with anybody. the biggest question will be can they score enough on the offensive side, not turn it over to win themselves another championship game? tony: i think you said it, coach. this team has turned a corner. they've come together by playing that great defense but not turning the ball over. they were able to run the ball with c.j. anderson. if peyton can do what he's done the last two weeks, be efficient, don't turn the ball over and his guys are making plays. emmanuel sandered flat-out made some plays. and owen daniels, two catches, two touchdowns, came up big. they're a complete football team going boo the super bowl. james: all the kudos should go to denver but only the -- on the other side of the ball, although tom brady was kept off balance the entire game, she -- they only lost by a couple of points and still at the end made it democratic.
game in miami, this game would have been played in gillette and there probably would have been a different outcome. james: evan washburn with devin mccourty. evan: i think you can say you guys did your job in freight game. what factors did lead to you guys lose something >> we just didn't play well enough. you get to the a.f.c. championship, you get down, you have to play really your best football of the year and today we just fell short. a couple of plays here and there where they made better plays, really the deciding factorings in the game. evan: what peyton manning was able to do against tom brady. what did you see? >> i think overall they played better. you have to have complementary football. offense, defense, and special teams. they did all those well and we
evan: where do you guys go from here? fresh. >> that's what it is. you play in a championship game, it's a tremendous high and if you lose it it's a real low. we just move forward. the season is over but we move forward and we'll be ready to go next year. evan: devin, i really appreciate you stopping by. thanks. james: there's no question that the new england patriots have been the dynasty in an era designed for parity in the nfl. and coming up next on cbs, a special edition of "60 minutes" about people who are making a difference, followed by another special edition of "60 minutes," ncis." for boomer esiason, bart scott, coach cowher and tony gonzalez, i'm james brown. we'll see you at super bowl 350 two weeks from today. to reach perfection so our chefs have more
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i'm bill whitaker. welcome to "60 minutes presents." tonight, a look at americans from all walks of life "making a difference:" hometown volunteers helping sick children's dreams come true; forgotten pockets of rural poverty; billionaires who share their wealth. we begin with make-a-wish. if you could be anything, go anywhere, or meet anyone, what would you wish for? the make-a-wish foundation has been asking seriously ill children that question for 35- years. make-a-wish became famous by making dying children's final wishes come true. a child doesn't have to be terminally ill anymore to get a wish. last year, the organization granted almost 15,000 wishes.
children get to meet famous athletes; one had much of san francisco pretend he was batman for a day. another chose to jump from an airplane. we wanted to find out what leads to these wondrous moments. make-a-wish is a growing organization that spent more than 200 million donated dollars on wishes in 2014. it's headquartered in phoenix, has more than 60 local chapters across the country, and almost 40 more around the world. to see how wishes become reality, we spent time with some of its most dedicated volunteers in one of its most active chapters, in the northeast corner of arkansas. as we reported back in october, we discovered a place where, despite persistent poverty, we found inspiring generosity. >> you're fine. appreciate you so much. >> whitaker: they begin at dawn.
volunteers fan out across northeast arkansas to raise money-- at street corners... >> good morning. thank you all. >> whitaker: ...in schools. >> $5,000... >> whitaker: their goal? >> thank you so much. >> whitaker: to get enough money on this one day to grant every wish for the area's sickest children. volunteers christie matthews and danna johnson have run this fundraiser every year since 1999. >> christie matthews: i mean, it literally just exploded. every year, we would add another town. >> whitaker: but this is small town america. >> matthews: they're very small towns-- 600, 700 people. a handful of change at a time. >> whitaker: as this day's donation deadline approaches, groups of volunteers race to the local radio station to announce their town's total down to the penny. >> give me a number. >> $8,468.62! ( cheers and applause )
) >> $12,054.55! ( cheers and applause ) >> golly! >> the big finish is just moments away. stand by! >> whitaker: the total tally from northeast arkansas is the big story on the 7:00 news. >> what do we have here? $323,000! ( cheers and applause ) >> whitaker: that's $323,000-- enough to grant more than 30 wishes donated from places with little to spare. in harrisburg, 40% live in poverty, but this town of 2,000 still contributed $25,000. the wishes were going just to children who were dying. and that's no longer the case? >> matthews: we talk about it not being a last wish, but we create lasting wishes and memories that these families can take on forever. hi, kaden!
leukemia. at his interview as a potential recipient, he thought his wish was a long shot. >> kaden erickson: my number one wish choice is to go to australia. >> whitaker: folks here make granting the wish a big surprise. months after his interview, kaden thought he was getting this plaque just for being a make-a-wish volunteer. >> erickson: "make-a-wish, october 11, 2014. kaden erickson, your wish applause ) "your wish has been granted!" >> hey, kaden, you're going to australia. ( cheers and applause ) >> whitaker: his mother jeanne. >> jeanne erickson: he was just shaking the plaque. and his little legs were just doing a little happy dance in the chair.
pretty special. >> whitaker: you must have been surprised? >> kaden erickson: i was the most surprised i've ever been in my life. >> kendra street: i'm so excited for you, you know it? >> whitaker: kendra street choreographed kaden's surprise. when not playing fairy godmother, she's teaching at marmaduke elementary school. everyone at the school chipped in to pay for kaden's wish; many turned out to share the revelation. >> kaden erickson: i get to go to australia! i get to go to australia! >> street: he was excited. he was grateful. and he knew what it meant for him and his family. >> kaden erickson: thank you, everybody. two excruciating bone marrow transplants. when he, his parents, and four australia, they hoped he'd beaten the cancer. the highlight of his trip? >> kaden erickson: got to hold a koala.
his arms around you? >> kaden erickson: he... it was like a hug. it was about as heavy as a baby. and it would put the claws here and the claws here, and so it was like you were getting hugged by a koala. you kind of get attached to the koalas. >> whitaker: did it make you forget for a while that you were sick? >> kaden erickson: yes. it made me feel a little bit normal, more normal than i've been for a while. >> whitaker: feeling normal didn't last long. shortly after returning home, kaden learned his cancer had returned for the third time. as we settled in for our interview, his mom jeanne adjusted the medication he needs. it's pumped into his body next to his heart. you're in quite a struggle with this disease. >> kaden erickson: there are
are kind of stubborn. >> whitaker: i think you're kind of stubborn yourself. >> kaden erickson: thank you... i think. >> whitaker: kaden is so stubborn that, after deliberating for a week, he decided to undergo a third agonizing bone marrow transplant. the previous two were so difficult, his parents didn't want to force him to go through it again. how did you make that decision? >> kaden erickson: would i rather just die or would i have a chance of living? it was a tough decision to make. >> whitaker: because the therapy >> kaden erickson: it can make me feel bad. it can hurt me. it could do more harm than help, so i'm just hoping this time it will get rid of it for good.
granter, kendra street, was devastated when she learned his cancer had come back. >> street: you have an attachment with your kids, and kaden's one that i've really attached to. and i've gotten to keep in touch with him, and so, seeing him have to go through that again, it's... it's just painful. he's just a really amazing kid. >> let's give kendra a round of applause. ( cheers and applause ) >> whitaker: you see, kendra had survived her own fight with cancer. back when she was in high school, she had her wish granted. >> make-a-wish foundation is sending you to the atlanta ( applause ) >> whitaker: getting to meet the atlanta braves was thrilling, she says, but... >> street: not to underestimate what my wish was for me, but if i had to sacrifice having my wish to be able to give it to someone else, i would definitely be willing to give it to someone else. >> whitaker: being the granter of the wish is the better end of
>> street: absolutely. you get to give that joy. you get to pass it on to someone else. >> whitaker: the same chapter passed it on to gavin grubbs. he suffers from debilitating muscular dystrophy, and his wish was to meet race car champion joey logano. the day we met them outside charlotte, joey took gavin for a spin. they met six years ago, and have become so close, they call or text each other every week. anymore? >> gavin grubbs: i can't see. >> whitaker: gavin was a groomsman at joey's wedding. it all began back when gavin was eight. >> make-a-wish is sending you to the daytona 500! ( cheers and applause ) >> whitaker: at a school assembly, gavin learned he'd get his wish to go to daytona and
then, it got better. logano had flown to arkansas to cheers and applause ) gavin may have a serious disease, but, as you'll see, he doesn't take himself too seriously. so, gavin, tell me, you are fighting a rare form of muscular dystrophy. >> grubbs: yes, sir. >> whitaker: how does it affect you? >> grubbs: main thing is i don't have the strength of a normal kid my age. obviously, i mean, i'm in a wheelchair, but it's not all sad because, i mean, you're... when you got a disability, people give you free stuff. ( laughs ) people let you do cool things. i'm not saying i take advantage of it, but yeah, i take advantage of it. ( laughter ) and sometimes i feel a little bad for taking advantage of it, but, you know, it's worth it, hanging out with this idiot. ( laughs
>> whitaker: gavin gives back, too. he helps raise money for new wish kids every year. >> grubbs: it feels good to help other kids. >> logano: that's to me is maturity beyond your years. that comes your way, as you should. but you also, you know, you give back. >> whitaker: make-a-wish began back in 1980. seven-year-old chris greicius, dying from leukemia, told his parents he wanted to be a police officer. arizona police made him an are there wishes you can't grant? >> matthews: the one wish that's the hardest to say, "i can't do" is, "can you make me well?" that's a tough one. >> whitaker: what does that do to you? >> johnson: makes you cry. >> matthews: breaks your heart. >> street: thank you so much. thank you. >> whitaker: years before she had been kendra street's first wish.
cancer was fatal. >> matthews: yes. >> johnson: she was one of those that her first wish was to "make me well, so i want to live long enough for my mom to see me graduate high school." she was a senior that year. >> matthews: they remind you that the little things that we think as adults are so traumatic are so small. i mean, when you think about what these kids are going through-- they may not see their next birthday. >> whitaker: kendra saw her next birthday, and since then, 13 more. her cancer remains in remission. at marmaduke, where she teaches, the whole school takes part in make-a-wish. >> street: they just understand the power of a wish. it's just once they saw the first wish granted here, our kids wanted to help give that to someone else. and we're a tiny, tiny school that's raised... last year, we raised $15,000. that's incredible.
kids grow up to be. >> kaden erickson: there's a crocodile in there! >> whitaker: i don't want to overstate this in any way, but did the trip to australia bolster kaden's will to live? >> jeanne erickson: having australia with him, having those memories, talking about that, it kind of gives him fuel to fight. >> kaden erickson: sometimes when i'm sad, i can think of all the happy things i did in australia, and how amazing it was. >> whitaker: you're not going to let this cancer win. >> kaden erickson: thank you. >> whitaker: you saw how courageous kaden was, but unfortunately, this story has a very sad ending. the cancer was relentless.
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