For the Sheriff to outscore Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50, he’ll need to be hitting every target square and without hesitation.
Two weeks ago, I tried to talk myself into the Denver Broncos.
St. Louis Rams running back Todd Gurley, left, runs with the ball as Tampa Bay Buccaneers outside linebacker Lavonte David defends during the second quarter of an NFL football game on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015, in St. Louis. Should Newton win Super Bowl MVP he will join Roger Staubach, Jim Plunkett and Desmond Howard in one of the most exclusive groupings in sports history. Though he was torn about his Super Bowl pick, that wasn’t the case for his co-star, actor-comedian T.J. Miller. We’re at Super Bowl 50.
Peyton won’t be able to stop himself from trying for that flawless rhythm, either.
Newton, 26, will be appearing in his first Super Bowl, but Rivera reckons his main man can rise to the challenge.
Manning was asked about his health and that of his teammates in response to a recent report of a brain study performed following the death of former Oakland Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler, a four-time Pro Bowler and Super Bowl XI champion, showed he had advanced signs of CTE, chronic traumatic encephalopathy.
It’s not impossible that something like that could happen for Manning, and I’m not against it, but it just seems like more longing than logic.
That’s a good plan, but executing it has proven to be a little more hard. So what? So does Jim Plunkett. It’s about who does. 727 (8-3). But Peyton went to the playoffs 11 times in 18 seasons while Eli managed five out of 12. Why not wait until the game is over for all of the celebratory antics? Defense. Kicking. Turnovers. Coaching. Denver has had the best defense in the National Football League all season, and that won’t change on Sunday.
The Broncos’ pass rush terrorized New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in the AFC Championship game, but it won’t be easy to duplicate that performance against the Panthers.
Not too anxious about Cam, though.
The day after his speech, the fourth-year quarterback led the Broncos to a 17-15 win over the Bears, throwing two touchdowns to beat John Fox, the coach who drafted him in 2012.
I don’t think the majority of people who hate Cam Newton do so because he’s black.
But the trigger for Carolina is establishing the running game. FILE – In this January 24, 2016 file photo, Carolina Panthers’ Cam Newton celebrates after the NFL football NFC Championship game against the Arizona Cardinals in Charlotte, N.C. Newton is wearing Lokai silicone bead bra…
Put it all together and I’m seeing 31-21 Carolina.
And this season he is one loss short of an undefeated record heading into the Super Bowl.