The Carolina Panthers have defeated the Arizona Cardinals 49-15 in the 2016 NFC Championship Game. They advance to Super Bowl 50 where they will face the Denver Broncos who knocked off the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship earlier game this afternoon.
The Carolina Panthers are going to the Super Bowl, in part, thanks to Newton’s amazing play. When it came to his passing game, he did throw the one interception, but he also completed passes to seven different men. Greg Olsen was as great as usual, leading the team with six receptions while tying for the most yards with 113 yards. Interestingly, it was little spoken-of Corey Brown who also had 113 yards through the air and caught four passes. It was Brown’s first game of his NFL career to break 100 yards, and he added a touchdown as well on an 86-yard touchdown catch and run in the first quarter.
Newton is headed to his first Super Bowl after an MVP-like performance, running and passing the Panthers to a 49-15 rout of the Arizona Cardinals in the NFC championship game on Sunday night.
The Carolina Panthers next head to the Super Bowl to face the Denver Broncos. This is Peyton Manning and Denver’s second Super Bowl appearance in the last three years. Carolina has a great defense, ranked sixth in the NFL in 2015. In their first playoff game, they scored over 30 points against the second ranked defense in the NFL and this week they put up almost 50 against the fifth best defense. In the Super Bowl, Carolina plays against the No. 1 defense in the NFL and will try to continue proving they belong at the top.
The Super Bowl is Feb. 7 in Santa Clara, California.
In early Super Bowl odds posted in the final minutes of the Panthers’ win, Carolina is listed as a 3 1/2-point favorite