This is a game that pits an unstoppable force against an immovable object. A great defense and a high scoring offense. Which one dominates?
Super Bowl 50 is all about the first quarter. If the Denver Broncos defense can hold Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers offense in check for at least a quarter and give Peyton Manning’s offense a chance to work the clock over slowly and grind out long drives, Denver has a shot.
Carolina has jumped out to ridiculous leads during their first two playoff games, getting out to three score leads before the other team could get settled and leaving nothing to chance. Denver has to stop that early.
They dig a hole early against a very good Panthers defense and it’s over. Turn big plays into possession battles. Mix up blitz packages. Switch coverage on Newton. Manning has to resist mistakes.
My heart is with Peyton and the Broncos. My brain is with Cam and the Panthers. I don’t think Carolina can be stopped at this point. I do believe that there is a way for Denver to do it and have Peyton ride off in the sunset, I talked about the five ways this could happen for FanSided last week.
I will have plenty of takes on this game on Twitter tomorrow night, follow me here.
This will be one fun Super Bowl to watch. I hope that all of you Cardinals’ fans have a great time watching the game and that you arrive to your parties and leave your parties safely. It will be a big victory for baseball once the clock runs out tomorrow night.
Once the clock runs out, the sports world will be looking forward to Spring Training and Opening Day of the greatest sport there is. We can’t wait and we know that you can’t either. It is so close we can taste it, and the excitement is already building.
Thank you for reading as always Cardinals’ Nation!