In the back of my mind, I keep thinking that the Panthers are so well-balanced that they will rout the Broncos in the Super Bowl. Cam Newton is playing at a level that is beyond anyone’s imagination. The running game is working well and the receivers, especially Greg Olsen, appear to be up to the challenge. Who can stop such an explosive offense? And pair that with the Panthers defense, they look like the top team.
I take a look at the Broncos and their offense is still figuring things out with Peyton Manning still not at his best. Will that be enough to win the game? I doubt it. But the Broncos defense looks so much stronger. The pass rush is phenomenal. I can’t shake the feeling that the Denver defense will overcome all the odds.
The mantra about defense winning championships is still true. And even though the Panthers’ offense looks so balanced, I can’t imagine how it will perform against the Broncos.
That’s what makes this a good one. It seems like the Panthers have everything going for them. But a good defense from Denver makes it so intriguing for me.