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Cam Newton to be named NFL MVP

The drama lasted all but five minutes on Saturday night. Even before it was announced during the NFL’s annual awards show, it was reported by ESPN’s David Newton that Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton will be named the league’s MVP for the 2015 season: It is official. Panthers Cam Newton NFL MVP. His parents are accepting on his behalf. https://t.co/YlPpiNk65u ...
Via Sportsnaut
22 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Under-the-radar Super Bowl 50 matchups

Owen Daniels vs. Carolina’s Linebackers Whichever wide receiver is lined up against Carolina’s Josh Norman is going to be essentially taken out of the play. Norman has been one of the most dominant cornerbacks in the league this year and is a threat to intercept any throw, especially against a weakened arm like Peyton Manning’s. With one receiver down on any given play, that...
Via This Given Sunday
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Panthers LB wants 'clown' Rodney Harrison off the air

Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis had some harsh words for Rodney Harrison after the analyst and former defensive back said his strategy would be to try to take out Cam Newton’s knees. Harrison appeared on the Dan Patrick Show on Wednesday and, when asked about Newton’s dancing, Harrison was honest: he would try to hurt him. “I would try to hurt him,” Harrison said, via...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Three keys to victory for the Broncos in Super Bowl 50

It’s finally down to the final two teams in the NFL to play for a chance at hoisting the Lombardi Trophy. The Denver Broncos will play the Carolina Panthers in the National Football League’s 50th Super Bowl. There are three main keys that will be essential towards the Broncos chances of securing their third super bowl title. Establish the running game With both teams coming...
Via isportsweb.com
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Take a moment to appreciate the greatness of Cam Newton

Cam Newton is performing at a higher level and having more fun than any other athlete in the world right now (sorry Steph). The jaw-dropping talent that made him the #1 overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft has been on display all season. With help from a stout defense, Cam has led the Carolina Panthers to a 17-1 record and a Super Bowl showdown with the Denver Broncos.  If the...
Via The Sports Quotient
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers: Final injury report before Super Bowl 50

With the exception of three probables, the Carolina Panthers are healthy and ready to go for Super Bowl 50 in San Francisco on Sunday: NAME POS INJURY WED. THU. FRI. GAME STATUS Allen, Jared DE Foot LP FP FP Probable Davis, Thomas LB Forearm FP FP FP Probable Tolbert, Mike FB Knee FP FP FP Probable Practice Status DNP = Did not participate in practice LP = Limited Participation...
Via 60 Max Power O
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Seven unheralded players set to make major impacts in SB 50

It's the Super Bowl that gives unheralded players an opportunity to prove themselves on the game's biggest stage.Last February saw New England Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler provide his team with one of the biggest plays in franchise history when he picked off Russell Wilson in the final seconds to seal another New England Super Bowl title.He wasn't the first under-the-radar...
Via Yardbarker
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mike Shula vs. Wade Phillips: The best story of Super Bowl 50

The stories of Mike Shula and Wade Phillips are stories of limitations and acceptance. Therefore, allow for some limitations in presenting the backdrop to the most fascinating matchup of Super Bowl 50, when the Carolina Panthers face the Denver Broncos in Santa Clara, Calif. Mike Shula versus Wade Phillips might decide the golden-anniversary Super Bowl; that’s up for debate....
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Eight players who matter most in Super Bowl 50

Perfect game plans and stellar coaching only matter if the players on the field execute. After all, the fate of Super Bowl 50 truly depends on it. Everyone who steps across the white lines is important, but a few Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos will matter most to the outcome. A strong performance from these players will give their team a better chance to hoist the Lombardi...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Five factors that will decide the winner of Super Bowl 50

The 2015 NFL season will come to a spectacular end on Sunday night, when the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos square off in Super Bowl 50 from Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. Here are five factors that will help determine the winner between the NFC and AFC champions: 1. Can the Broncos contain Cam Newton’s designed runs? In an age when quarterbacks are protected like endangered...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Breaking down the point spread and total for Super Bowl 50

The Carolina Panthers stand as a 5.5-point favorite for Super Bowl 50. Facts surrounding that line… If that holds up, it’ll be the first time we’ve ever had a 5.5-point Super Bowl spread. The Cowboys were a 6-point favorite when they beat the Dolphins in Super Bowl VI, ditto for when they beat the Broncos in Super Bowl XII, and the 49ers were a six-point fave when they beat...
Via This Given Sunday
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Predicting five Super Bowl records that will fall on Sunday

The Super Bowl is a time for betting on ridiculous things. Whether it’s the coin toss, how many times the word “Tebow” is said on the broadcast, or what color Roger Goodell wears (hint: probably black, like his heart) you’ve got a real opportunity to make cash by wagering on things few have ever imagined possible. And while I may not be qualified to guess how many times Mike...
Via This Given Sunday
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Five outrageous predictions for Super Bowl 50

We have read all the prop bet articles. How long is the National Anthem going to last? Who will score the first points? Those are all fine and dandy, but let's actually look at the game itself here.From a scan at six-plus defensive players who stand a chance to earn the game's MVP to an expectation that this game might be closer than most people think, here's a look at five outrageous...
Via Yardbarker
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Von Miller compares Cam Newton to Stephen Curry

Making the comparison that Cam Newton is the LeBron James of the NFL — or LeBron James is the Cam Newton of the NBA, according to Newton — is yesterday’s news in the rapidly changing Super Bowl 50 media cycle. Thanks to Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller, the discussion may now turn to whether a more apropos comparison between the Carolina Panthers quarterback and an NBA...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Broncos vs. Panthers: Five keys for each team to win SB 50

Super Bowl 50 is just a few days away, and the sporting world’s biggest game between the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos is as captivating as any other football fans have witnessed. Future first-ballot Hall of Famer Peyton Manning may be done with football after Sunday, while we are just scratching the surface to see how good Cam Newton can be. The teams are different...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers fans will like this North Carolina highway sign

A simple road sign in North Carolina with a special relevance to Super Bowl 50 is going viral on social media. And if the sign along North Carolina’s Highway 16 is at all prophetic, Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers are going to be happy campers come Sunday night. Facebook user and Panthers fan Jason Smith snapped a photo of the otherwise innocuous sign, which reads “Denver...
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Roman Harper renting his condo for fans to watch Super Bowl

Roman Harper will, obviously, be in Santa Clara playing in Sunday’s Super Bowl, so he’s offering his Charlotte-area condo to any Panthers fan who’s willing to pony up the cash to watch the game there. Yes, for the low price of $5,000 – proceeds will go to Harper’s foundation – you and one guest can cozy up in Harper’s condo to watch him and his Carolina teammates take...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ron Rivera discussed Ryan Murphy incident with Panthers

Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said on Wednesday that he has discussed the incident involving Denver Broncos practice squad player Ryan Murphy with his players and indicated he hopes it serves as a cautionary tale mere days ahead of Super Bowl 50. “Yes, we did talk about what happened,” Rivera said Wednesday, via The Denver Post’s Patrick Saunders. “Again, it...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Norman burns Rodney Harrison over saying he'd hurt Newton

Rodney Harrison made headlines when he said he would try and hurt Cam Newton to take him out of the Super Bowl. Carolina Panthers cornerback Josh Norman had an epic response when asked about Harrison’s comments: @jeffphowe pic.twitter.com/TqIJeI838d — Jesse Reed (@JesseReed78) February 3, 2016 Harrison said he said he’d take Newton out of the game and said he’d shoot...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The top six matchups that could decide Super Bowl 50

Super Bowl 50 between the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos offers us a ton of star power on both sides of the ball.Can Cam Newton bring a new era of quarterback to the highest level of success football has to offer, or will Peyton Manning show that there's some fight in this old dog?More than that, individual matchups within the larger game will help dictate who is hoisting the...
Via Yardbarker
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ted Ginn Jr.’s return to Carolina has been nothing short of 'super'

It may sound cliché, but from time to time two parties may have to fall apart to realize how much they need each other. Enter Ted Ginn Jr. and the Carolina Panthers. The rekindling of a relationship may sometimes generate matrimonial bliss. In the case of Ginn and the Panthers, it may turn into winning Super Bowl 50. On March 9, 2015, the relationship was revived. Prior to rekindling...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Madden ’16 predicts 24-20 Panthers win in Super Bowl 50

In case you weren’t satisfied with Saturday’s Tecmo Bowl simulation of Super Bowl 50, Madden has arrived with a slightly more sophisticated version. Madden projects a 24-20 Panthers win, as shown in an insanely theatrical video-game highlight video released Tuesday. The simulated game begins with the Panthers scoring on what would surely be one of the best plays in Super...
Via The Comeback
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers snubbed Rivals reporter over recruiting ranking

Super Bowl Media Day is generally filled with lots of lighthearted questions, but one reporter was unable to speak with a few players for a pretty childish reason. Krysten Peek, who writes for Rivals.com, tweeted on Monday that several Carolina Panthers players refused to answer her questions on camera. Why? Because said players were unhappy with the rating Rivals assigned to them...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Eugene Robinson tells Panthers not to repeat his mistake

Eugene Robinson, the Carolina Panthers radio analyst, basically told players not to pull a Eugene Robinson before the team left Charlotte on Sunday. Robinson, a safety for the Atlanta Falcons at the time, was arrested for trying to pick up a prostitute who turned out to be an undercover police officer the night before Super Bowl XXXIII in Miami. Earlier that day, Robinson won the...
Via The Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

50 odds and ends ahead of Super Bowl 50

Looking for over-analyzed media-day musings or 1990s Big Game commercial critiques? Wrong byline, wrong article. Super Bowl Week is indeed upon us in all its glory and stories, but we’re going to cut through all the pomp and circumstance and get straight to the chase: Who will prevail in Super Bowl 50: The one-loss Panthers or the battle-tested Broncos? Lacking a 4K Ultra...
Via The Sports Post
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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