Panthers vs. Broncos: Breaking Down Super Bowl 50
The Panthers play the Broncos tonight in Super Bowl 50. The whole football world will be watching and we have you covered. What can we expect from the biggest game of the year?
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This is a game between two great defensive teams. The Broncos defense is all about the pass rush of Vonn Miller, DeMarcus Ware and Derrick Wolfe. The pressure the Broncos get in the backfield creates havoc for pocket passers.
The Broncos defense will have a much different test against Cam Newton. It’s one thing to take down the statue that is Tom Brady. It’s another thing to take down Cam Newton. It’s also possible that the Broncos pass rush will work against them.
By getting Cam Newton flushed out of the pocket his ability to create plays with his legs become a big factor. The Broncos will get into the backfield but when the play breaks down, the Newton magic show begins. Newton is also strong enough to remain in the pocket and take a hit while throwing a perfect pass.
On the other side Peyton Manning is a midline passer. He wants to remain in the pocket. While he is not stationary, he is not mobile either. His launch point is much less negotiable than that of Newton’s.
The Panthers front seven is a work of art. Luke Kuechly gets to roam behind Kawan Short and Star Louteleli, two of the most gigantic and explosive defensive tackles in football. The Panthers defensive ends are also very good. It becomes a game of “who can’t you block” and the math always favors the Panthers.
The Panthers will get inside pressure on Peyton Manning. This will frustrate and rattle the all time great quarterback. Manning may be a legend but this match up is quite daunting.
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Both defenses are very good. Because Cam Newton is playing out of his mind, I think the Panthers are more equipped for the battle. Big plays will decide the Super Bowl and nobody has made more plays than Cam Newtin this season.
Give me Cam Newton and the Panthers 28-17.