Carolina 21, Denver 16
Denver’s defense has carried them the entire season. It’s been truly brutal to watch their offense labor through drives as The Gimp, aka Peyton Manning, has limped his way through the worst season of his career. On the flip side, Cam Newton has essentially taken the league—or at least social media—by storm. Even though Newton will turn the ball over a couple times going up against the best defense he will face this season, he is also going to find the end zone a couple times —just enough to capture the Panthers’ first Super Bowl win in franchise history.
Zack Carpenter | Sports Editor | @ZCarp11
Denver 27, Carolina 24
No team has been able to stop Cam Newton all season. The soon-to-be MVP is the best dual-threat quarterback the NFL has seen since Michael Vick in his prime. Denver’s defense is the best in the league right now. Peyton Manning isn’t going to give the game away in his last opportunity at a second ring. Denver edges out Carolina in an upset and Peyton goes out on top.
Joe Rodewald | Sports Reporter | @joerodewald7
Carolina 37, Denver 21
DAB! Panthers young gun Cam Newton trumps the master Peyton Manning and the Broncos in high-scoring Super Bowl 50. Newton has become a world-wide fan favorite and his exposure will continue to blow up as he captures his first ring.
Josh Tolentino | Sports Editor | @JCTSports
Carolina 24, Denver 10
Cam Newton will be too much to handle with his innate ability to not only throw, but also outrun the pass rush of Von Miller and DeMarcus Ware of Denver. Manning might be able to keep it close for a while, but in the end there will be too much Superman and Luke Kuechly.
Ryan Kelly | Sports Reporter | @rkelly1122
Carolina 35, Denver 30
With the Carolina Panthers being on top of all of the NFL divisions, I’m putting my money on them for Super Bowl 50. They’ve shown elite ability on both offense and defense, while the Denver Broncos need a ton of work on offense. It will be a close game, but in the end the Panthers will take home a championship.
Deb Bethel | Sports Reporter | @thedebbethel
Carolina 30, Denver 27
Peyton Manning has the edge due to his past experiences, but Cam Newton has a better edge with his passing and scrambling abilities. Super Bowl 50 will be a tight game with the Panthers taking the crown on a game-winning field goal.
Jake Klassen | Social Media Analyst | @jklass350
Carolina 34, Denver 14
The Panthers’ top-ranked defense will be the difference in Sunday’s matchup. Manning will be uncomfortable in the pocket and forced to make decisions. I am predicting at least two interceptions. Carolina will put up 30 and then some on the board.
Jason Klaer | Senior Staff | @JasonKlaerISU