The Denver Broncos beat the New England Patriots 20-18 in a dramatic AFC Championship game and will face the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50.
Defending champions New England scored a touchdown with 12 seconds remaining but failed with a two-point conversion that would have levelled the scores.
Stephen Gostkowski missed his first field goal in 523 attempts
Quarterback Cam Newton led Carolina to a 49-15 win over the Arizona Cardinals in the NFC Championship game.
The Super Bowl takes place in San Francisco on 7 February.
Denver quarterback Peyton Manning, criticised all season after struggling with poor form and injury, has a chance to win his second Super Bowl title.
And at 39, he will be the oldest quarterback to play in the NFL’s showpiece event.
Broncos legend John Elway was the previous oldest, appearing in the 1999 victory over the Atlanta Falcons at the age of 38.