With Super Bowl 50 rapidly approaching, it is time to do our first annual Super Bowl Prediction!
Why the Denver Broncos can win Super Bowl 50
The Denver Broncos are a team that is being looked over by many of the Media Experts. All the talk is about Peyton Manning, and will he cement himself as one of the greatest quarterbacks ever. But let’s not overlook his accomplishments. The guy has the most wins in NFL history for good reason, and it’s not like he doesn’t have any Super Bowl wins. He won back in the 2006 season, and is in his 4th Super Bowl! This is with two different teams. That is nothing to overlook. However, the talk shouldn’t be about Peyton Manning “cementing” his legacy, but about Denver’s Defense, which is easily the stingiest in the league. They surrender less yards than any other team of football. If there is any team that can contain the top scoring offense in football, it’s the Broncos.
Why the Carolina Panthers can win Super Bowl 50
The Carolina Panthers are the media darlings right now. After putting up 49 points against Arizona’s very solid Defense, it looks like Carolina’s Offense can steamroll anyone. And maybe they can, but that doesn’t mean they will. Denver’s Defense is unlike any faced by Carolina this year. If Carolina wants to win this game, they need to force turnovers, giving Cam Newton and the Panthers good field position. This Panthers team lead the NFL in takeaways, and that needs to put that on display on Sunday. Cam Newton will make a few plays. That is a given. He just needs to continue to limit mistakes, such as sacks for 10+ yard losses and of course turnovers.
Who Will be the X-Factor?
The X-Factor for Super Bowl 50 isn’t going to be the sexiest pick. No, I’m not going with Cam Newton, Luke Kuechly, Greg Olsen, Peyton Manning, or even D. Thomas. The X-Factor will be Von Miller vs Mike Remmers (Panthers Right Tackle).
Mike Remmers is the weakest member of a solid Carolina Panthers Offensive Line and he will have his hands full with Von Miller rushing off the edge. He should receive help from a running back or tight end, but there will be times he’ll be one-on-one vs Miller, and if he can hold his own, giving Cam time to stand in the pocket, I believe that will be the difference in the game.
Honorable mention: Thomas Davis
Who Will Win Super Bowl 50?
The Carolina Panthers will be the winners of Super Bowl 50 and spoil Peyton Manning’s farewell game. Unfortunately he will not get to ride off into the sunset like John Elway and Jerome “The Bus” Bettis. The Carolina Panthers have one more dabbing team photo to take.
Final Score Prediction:
Carolina Panthers – 23
Denver Broncos – 17