Broncos vs. Panthers (Feb 7th 2016, 6:30 PM/ET) (CBS): The game of games will be at Levi’s stadium in San Francisco. The Cam Newton led 15-1 Panthers will be up against Peyton Manning and his 12-4 Broncos. These defenses are top of the league and will make this game extremely entertaining. Two QBs who can score at will with defenses that can stop scoring at will. Josh Norman is a monster but so is Chris Harris and Aqib Talib and I am excited to see these corners in this game on the same field. As far as the rest of the defense these linebackers on both teams are absolutely amazing. I am so thrilled for this game because of a defensive showdown honestly, offense bores me a lot more than two fast hard hitting defenses. I honestly have no idea what will happen in this game to see if the refs throw flags to protect Peyton and his Super Bowl hopes. This game could be great if the NFL keeps its integrity and lets these guys play it out for the best team in the league. Nonetheless I am thrilled for this game and think it will be so much fun to watch. This game will go down to the wire and I think the guy who come in clutch will pull this off. Cam Newton and company will pick up this win in my eyes if this game has the full integrity. Panthers win 23 – 20 over the Broncos. Josh Norman or Cam Newton win MVP.
Broncos vs. Panthers. Man. What a season! This season and postseason have been riddled with some major officiating errors, and I hope that the trend doesn't continue in the Superbowl. This season has been marred by an epidemic of lower body injuries that show that the NFL's plans to enhance player safety still need lots of work. Still, in the midst of all the injuries and all the controversies, two teams are left standing. The Broncos, led by future hall of fame QB Peyton Manning, are a familiar team after playing in the Superbowl a few seasons ago. The Panthers, led by young QB Cam Newton, are newcomers (the Panthers lost the Superbowl in 2003, but the players on the roster now are new to the game) looking to make a name for themselves. Interesting note, the last time Carolina made the Superbowl, in 2003, John Fox was the Panthers' head coach. The last time the Broncos made the Superbowl, in 2013, John Fox was Denver's head coach. This is ultimately going to be a defensive minded game decided by turnovers. I think Peyton plays a good game, but the Broncos cough up a ball at a pivotal time, seailing their fate. Final score: Carolina Panthers 21, Denver Broncos 20. --Mike B.