The Super Bowl is set for February 7 with the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos in Santa Clara from Levi's Stadium. Here are 5 things to know heading into the big game:
Panthers heave favorites over the Broncos
The Panthers have opened up as heavy favorites over the Broncos after they dominated the Arizona Cardinals in the NFC title game. The Panthers have a top defense and a high powered offense and many in Las Vegas see the team as heavy favorites.
Peyton Manning gets a second chance
Manning took the Broncos to the Super Bowl against the Seahawks a couple years ago, but the team was totally dominated and lost the game. Now Manning and the Broncos will get a second chance at getting it done against the Panthers.
Top Defensive Matchup
The Broncos had the best defense in the league this season, while the Panthers were ranked in the top 10. The two teams now will face off and whichever unit plays better could determine the outcome of the game.
Cam Newton MVP this season?
Newton is the favorite to win the NFL MVP award this season and he has already won one from the football writers association. Newton accounted for 45 touchdowns this season and also led his team to a 14-0 record before losing their first game.
Injuries could play a factor
Injuries could impact this game, as players like Thomas Davis and Jared Allen could be questionable for the Panthers. The Broncos have a couple safeties banged up along with Chris Harris. Davis broke his arm in the NFC title game and said that he is determined to play in the Super Bowl. Time will tell if he can make it into the game.