It has been 50 years since the Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs played in the first ever Super Bowl.
Green Bay won the first two led by quarterback Bart Starr and head coach Vince Lombardi.
Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos will look on to to face Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers for Super Bowl 50 rights and the Lombardi Trophy.
This is the first Super Bowl for the Panthers since they were defeated by the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XXXVIII. Leading the way this year is Cam Newton and the No. 6 defense in the NFL this year.
The main question is whether the Panthers’ Cam Newton will become the first player ever to win a NJCAA, a NCAA National Championship and a Super Bowl.
Newton has totaled 45 touchdowns this year with 10 coming off the run. Newton would have also been the first quarterback to ever go undefeated in NCAA, NFL and win the championships.
The Panthers could possibly be one game shy of that record as they were defeated by the Atlanta Falcons in their only loss this year.
On the other side of the ball for the Panthers is the well put together defense coached by Sean McDermott.
The Panthers have disrupted opposing teams forcing 24 interceptions, 44 sacks and 24 forced fumbles.
Linebackers Luke Kuechly and Thomas Davis Sr. are the leaders of the ball-hawking defense.
The Broncos, who are now led by Manning, seem to be clicking on all cylinders. During the regular season, Manning had arguably the worst season of his NFL career throwing more interceptions (17) than touchdowns (nine). Backup quarterback Brock Osweiler helped lead the Broncos to a 4-2 record while Manning was held to recover from injury.
Since arriving back in the playoffs, Manning has yet to throw a interception.
Manning will not be sweating too hard off the field because he said he believes his Broncos’ defense can stop Newton and the Panthers.
The Broncos’ defense led by Wade Phillips has been the NFL’s No. 1 defense all season.
The Broncos’ defense forced 52 sacks, 14 interceptions and 25 forced fumbles in the regular season.
The game will be aired on CBS on Sunday, Feb. 7, at 5:30 p.m.