Despite the weather dropping below 30 degrees this past weekend, it didn’t stop the final four teams for competing for a spot in super bowl 50.
You would think that Tom Brady would continue go to his favorite target Rob Gronkowski to take the game into overtime, but that wasn’t the case in those final seconds of the fourth quarter. The Denver Broncos played conservative football throughout all the hold game behinds Coach Gary Kubiak power house run offense.
The Broncos played marvelous on the defensive side forcing Tom Brady to throw 2 interception and containing him in the pocket throughout the entire game. After watching the game you can say that the Broncos lived up to the hype of being rated the number one defense in the National Football League. Tom Brady season came to an end living him with no chance on winning the super bowl back to back years as he did once before in his career with a final score of 20-18.
Cam Newton gave the Carolina Panthers something to cheer about with his performance against a tuff Arizona Cardinals team. Cam Newton threw for two touchdowns and ran for two others, and Carolina’s defense crushed Arizona’s topranked offense Sunday for the NFC championship with a final score of 49-15.
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer dreams to making it to his very first super bowl were crushed after throwing four interceptions. This was Carson Palmer best season and first time making the playoffs, but it seemed the Carolina Panthers defensive were too much for him to handle.
Cam Newton showed why he is the top candidate on winning the MVP award this year the way his playing this postseason. Despite almost a perfect season coming down to the final game against the division rival Atlanta Falcons it didn’t stop him from dominating each team he faced so far on the road to winning his first super bowl championship.
It will be the first Super Bowl for Newton and the second trip to the big game for the Panthers (17-1), who lost to New England 12 years ago. Denver, of course, has made a habit of going to Super Bowls, reaching it for a record-tying eighth time.
Super Bowl 50 will host 39 year old Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos (14-4) vs 26 year old Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers February 7 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California.