Sunday, February 7, 2016

Denver Broncos Win Super Bowl 50

Peyton Manning gets a 2nd Super Bowl title
Peyton Manning went out a winner tonight as the Denver Broncos beat the Carolina Panthers, 24-10 to win Super Bowl 50 and give the future Hall-of-Fame quarterback his second Super Bowl title in his storied career.
The Broncos defense suffocated the league's leading scoring offense as they sacked Panthers' quarterback Cam Newton seven times and forced four turnovers, led by Super Bowl MVP Von Miller, the Broncos star linebacker, who had 2 1/2 QB sacks.
In addition, Manning became the first ever quarterback to win a Super Bowl with two different teams as well as becoming the first quarterback in NFL history to win 200 career games in regular and post-season play combined.

Congratulations to the Denver Broncos ...  Super Bowl Champions!

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Saturday, February 6, 2016

The Great GOP Debate

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Super Bowl 50 (Roman numeral L) is here this weekend and the NFL is putting on a special show for the event as the 50th game is ready to kick off.
The Carolina Panthers (15-1 in regular season) face the Denver Broncos (12-4) at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California.
The teams took different routes to the game as the Panthers drilled the Arizona Cardinals, 49-15 in the NFC Championship Game while the Broncos held on to defeat the New England Patriots, 20-18 for the AFC crown.
It may very well be Broncos' quarterback Peyton Manning's last game in his storied NFL career as he has come back big time from nagging foot injuries that held him out of six games this season. Meanwhile, it has been a story book year for likely NFL MVP Cam Newton, the Panthers' star quarterback.
Newton had his best regular season in 2015 (in his fifth year in NFL) and has not been shy about letting the world know it with his "flamboyance" on the field. But hey, it ain't bragging if you can back it up.
Manning is in the twilight of his career and is 1-2 in past Super Bowls, two with Indianapolis and one with the Broncos when they were blown out by the Seattle Seahawks following the 2013 season.
The focus for Manning and the Broncos offense will be to maintain time consuming drives to keep Cam and company off the field. In addition, the tremendous Broncos league leading defense has to keep the Panthers explosive offense in check.
A key factor could be special teams as both teams have accurate kickers along with decent return men.
All in all, it looks to be a close match up (Vegas spreads have the game at Carolina ranging from -4 to -5 1/2 points) for Super Bowl 50 and it could come down to which team has the ball last.
If Carolina jumps out to a big start as they did against Seattle and Arizona in the post-season so far, it could be LONG afternoon for the Broncos.
Look for a close game however, as the Panthers prevail with Newton leading the way in the second half.

                    PREDICTION -  Carolina 27,  Denver 20

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Monday, January 25, 2016

Broncos Win Squeaker, Panthers Roll to Set Stage for Super Bowl 50

The Denver Broncos held off the New England Patriots, 20-18 while the Carolina Panthers absolutely crushed the Arizona Cardinals, 49-15 to advance to Super Bowl 50 in two weeks.

Peyton Manning and the Broncos are headed back to the Super Bowl
Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning out dueled counterpart Tom Brady by throwing for two touchdowns in the first half to pace his team to a 17-9 halftime edge.
The second half was a slug fest as the defenses took over trading field goals until Brady hit tight end Rob Gronkowski for a four-yard touchdown pass with 12 seconds left in the game to provide the final outcome. The two-point try to tie the game failed when Brady's pass was deflected and intercepted.
The ensuing onside kickoff was recovered by the Broncos and it was party time in the Mile High City.

Panthers players celebrate their NFC title game win
Down in Carolina, the Panthers, led by QB Cam Newton's two rushing touchdowns along with two TD passes, jumped out to a 17-0 first quarter lead and never looked back. They held a 24-7 lead against the Cardinals at the half.
The second half was more of the same as Carolina built up a 34-7 lead entering the final quarter and rolled to the final outcome to punch their ticket to their second ever Super Bowl appearance.

A key statistic in each game was the defense for the winning team as the Broncos sacked Brady four times and picked off a pair of passes as well. Meanwhile, the Panthers defense registered three sacks and forced SEVEN turnovers, including four interceptions against Arizona QB Carson Palmer, one of which was returned 22 yards for a score by linebacker Luke Kuechly to put the icing on the cake for the Panthers victory.