Why the BRONCOS will win:
By Ens. David Tejada

The team knows how to grind it out. They are ranked #1 in nearly every defensive category.

After the embarrassing Super Bowl loss two years ago, their General Manager John Elway had enough. He fired head coach John Fox and hired Gary Kubiak to take the reins. He realized that the defense was stacked with talent and this would be a Super Bowl or bust type of year.

It sure has.

Denver’s secondary can cover anyone, and the Panthers will realize that quickly. When they try to run they will get a big dose of the defensive line, and it will be up to Cam to make a play EVERY time.

Von Miller and Demarcus Ware are the league’s premier pass rushers. Although they destroyed Tom Brady, Cam Newton is much more mobile. Cam is also only 3-8 when he’s been hit seven times or more. Denver’s defense leads the league in quarterback hits and sacks, so something’s got to give.

Peyton Manning can be the first QB to win a Super Bowl with two different teams. Denver has a defense that makes stops and creates turnovers, they just need to capitalize on red zone opportunities and protect the ball at all costs. The Broncos are also 9-0 when rushing for 105 yards or more.

Everyone in the Bronco’s organization wants Peyton to ride off into the sunset with a ring and world championship for all he’s done in the last four years, reminiscent of another Bronco legend, John Elway. On Feb. 7, the Broncos WILL be the better team. It will come down to the last drive (nail biting and gray hairs galore), but in the end the Broncos shall prevail 24-20.

Why the Panthers will win:
By Aviation Machinist’s Mate 1st Class Arturo Perez

There are many reasons and factors that will contribute to the victory. The first and most obvious reason is Cam Newton; he is the X factor for the Carolina offense. Head coach Ron Rivera and offensive coordinator Mike Shula were able to mold Newton’s raw talent and turn the Panthers into one of the most dominant offenses in the NFL.

While Carolina has a run-based offense, Newton has the option of changing the play at will. Newton has thrown for 3,837 passing yards and 35 touchdowns.

However, the biggest impact Newton has made is throwing that many yards without his all-star wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin and his ability to spread the ball to his other receivers. His favorite target is his tight end Gregg Olsen because he is one of the best tight ends in the NFL. Olsen has started every game since he became a Panther.

Now that is just the receiving corps. The running game is just as nasty as Cam throwing. I did say Carolina is a run-based offense, and leading the charge is Jonathan Stewart, followed by Mike Tolbert, Cam Artis-Payne, Fozzy Whittaker, and so on. This is just the offense, I haven’t even begun to talk about the defense. Luke Kuechly, Thomas Davis, Josh Norman, Charles Johnson, Jared Allen, I can go on and on. The defense WILL SHUT DOWN Peyton Manning and the Denver offense. Super Bowl 50 WILL go to the Carolina Panthers!!!!!!!!!! Dab on ‘em.