Panthers win 20 - 10 over the Broncos. Difference maker for me is Trevor Siemian just isn't good enough even with the Panthers terrible corners.
- Matt Koontz.
Thursday night football is back, as the 2016 NFL season opens up in Denver with a matchup between the Broncos and Panthers at 8:30 PM EST. The last time these two teams met, the Broncos defeated the Panthers to win the Superbowl in what would prove to be Peyton Manning's final NFL game. A lot has changed since the end of last season. Peyton Manning has retired, and Trevor Siemian is the new starting quarterback in Denver. The Panthers WRs are finally healthy, even though they have no cornerbacks after letting Josh Norman go. While the porous Carolina secondary will make things easier on Siemian, Carolina is the more complete team, and I expect them to win in a low scoring game tonight. My prediction: Panthers win, 21-20.--Mike B
Oh football how we missed you. While the Broncos has a question mark at quarterback, the Panthers defense is worse. I wish we would have a shootout, but I see this as a grinding out sort of game. My prediction: Broncos win, 17-14. -- Jared M.
Welcome back NFL the season begins tonight with a great defensive match up expecting a low scoring affair. The panthers are starting two rookie corner backs so despite starting Sieman Denver's WR may have big play potential. My prediction: Denver wins 20-17. -- Joshua H.
I'm really excited for the 2016 season! I think this is going to be a great one. For the opening game, it's going to be much different compared to the super bowl we all watched a few months ago. The reason? No Peyton Manning. Manning had a huge impact on the Denver offense, and I think it will show tonight. The Panthers are out for blood, and I think they'll walk away with this one. My prediction: Panthers win, 24-17. -Tyler B.