With Super Bowl Fifty Some seventy Two Hours Away it’s safe to say thatboth teams are evenly matched. Weather it’s Peyton Manning’s leadership or Cam Newton’s personality it should be a very close game.
This is why the Bronco’s have the edge. Their stellar defense is the reason the Patriots are sitting at home watching Super Bowl fifty instead of participating in. The Bronco defense simply beat up on the Pat’s. Tom Brady was sacked for a record of twenty times. Linebacker Von Miller was allover the field and defensive end DeMarcus Ware played an exceptional game. Defenders Chris Harris and Aquib Talib simply shut down Julian Edleman and Rob Gronkowski. Gronkowski made it interesting late in the fourth quarter with a touchdown only to come up short on the two point conversion.
It boils down to the same old theory defense wins champions hips and that’s just what the Broncos have. Carolina on the other hand is not battle tested. Their last Super Bowl appearance was against the Patriots in which the Pat’s won. Since then they’ve been a franchise trying to seek an identity and that’s what Cam Newton a sense of identity and purpose. They certainly showed that this year going 15-1 and beating the Seahawks in the NFC playoffs.
Weather they show their identity Sunday remains to be see. Dever and Peyton Manning have Been their four times. Carolina certainly has a talented team especially on defense. Linebacker Luke Kuechly is multi talented he’s not only one of the leagues best pass rushers but one of the best coverage linebackers also. So is his counterpart Thomas Davis together the two had the best pass rush in the league last season.
Overall Denver is the more balanced and experienced team. They have a good ground game with CJ Anderson and wide receiver Emanuel Sanders.For the Panthers tight end is one of the leagues best. Running game wise the Panthers are led by Johnathan Stewart just over nine hundred yards total and backup Fozzy Whitaker. Receiver Ted Ginn is one of the games fastest receivers and is always a threat if given the opportunity.
If quarterback Peyton Manning gets good protection this could be the Broncos day Cam Newton needs to have a big day in order to defeat the experienced Broncos. Prediction Denver by a field goal.
It was also announced Friday that last years Super Bowl winning quarterback Tom Brady will attend the game and accept his MVP award for last season.