Super Bowl 50 Features Contrasting Quarterbacks

Super Bowl 50 Features Contrasting Quarterbacks

The odds have Carolina favored over Denver in Super Bowl 50. "It doesn't matter if it's Peyton Manning or Blake Bortles".

The Carolina Panthers lost their number one wide receiver, Kelvin Benjamin in the preseason to a season ACL injury. "And that's what's he's been this year (season) without a doubt". Terry Bradshaw couldn't spell C-A-T. Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) jokes with teammates during practice in preparation for the Super Bowl 50 football game Friday Feb. 5, 2016 in San Jose, Calif. Never has the best quarterback in a regular season like Newton played one who is statistically the worst in a Super Bowl in Manning. Here's another fun one: Will Madden predict the exact score?

"How many people picked us to beat New England [in the AFC Championship]", Manning asked reporters this past week.

Played injured against Pittsburgh, then against the Patriots had the clinching interception of Brady's two-point conversion pass. The Panthers have so many offensive weapons, this will be the biggest test for this secondary. Newton, who won the NFL Most Valuable Player Award on Saturday, led the regular season with 45 total touchdowns (35 passing, 10 rushing) and became the first player in NFL history with at least 30 passing touchdowns and 10 rushing scores in a single season.

Who wins the Super Bowl? But Brady is 38, immobile and played behind a weak line. This time, he's tagging along with the league's No. 1 defense. Unless there is a dramatic change, the sun could be an issue for quarterbacks, especially for the offense that has to drive towards the Broncos' end zone. He's a dynamic talent in the prime of his career at only age 26. "But everything will be forgotten by next season if we don't come home with that trophy". Manning has to be somewhere between efficient and "not a train wreck" and the Broncos' defence will have a chance to win him his second Super Bowl.

The way this season unfolded, with Peyton Manning being injured and regressing, did you think you'd be covering another Super Bowl this year? It's "Super Bowl 50", not "Super Bowl L".

That's what Denver keeps saying this Sunday, too.

Carolina is the hottest team and, with a 17-1 record, the best team in today's game. The list serves as another reminder of how much it means to have a true franchise quarterback and what a tough slog it is without one; Tom Brady has started six Super Bowls, John Elway started five, Terry Bradshaw, Joe Montana, Roger Staubach and Jim Kelly started four and Manning will join them tonight. Even the Dolphins' David Woodley (69.8) and Baltimore's Trent Dilfer (76.6) were numerically better. In the three games since his return, Manning hasn't thrown a single pick. "It's been a good two weeks, really".

He's 39. He returned from neck surgery a few years ago.

"He's already going to go down as one of the greatest players to ever play the game so if anything, this will do is just add to that legacy". Your heart says he can. Tonight, it delivers a classic Peyton Manning vs. Cam Newton matchup that pits a close-to-retirement, soon-to-be Hall of Famer against an emerging young star who might follow him to Canton.

ESPN said Manning did not directly address his future.

"Really?" Newton says, entertained by the comparison.

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As ABC News noted, Clinton received 44 percent support while Sanders received 42 percent, within the poll's margin of error. It is said that Clinton is planing to leave New Hampshire briefly on Sunday for a quick arranged visit to Flint, Mich.