Sunday, February 07, 2016
Broncos Have A Shot
We've seen it before in Super Bowls, high powered offenses matched against number one defenses. More times than not, the number one defense wins the game. We Raiders fans know all to well how shocking and painful it is to watch a high powered offense get annihilated in a Super Bowl.
Super Bowl Fifty has the hot Carolina Panthers offense going up against a number one defense in the Denver Broncos. I'd say a good 90% of people think Carolina will win the game. As of this morning they're favored by 5.5 points.
But us who have been around football for awhile know better than to rule out a good defense. The Broncos can win this thing and give QB Peyton Manning a beautiful parting retirement gift. But they'll have to find a way to stop the hottest offense in football who's only lost one game all season.
I'd like to see Cam Newton put on a good show and win a super bowl. But I also like rooting for an underdog, and coming into this game the Broncos are the underdog.
The Panthers will win this game if they don't beat themselves with penalties and turnovers or an Injury to Cam. Who's Cam's backup anyways, Jake Delhomme?
The Broncos, fighting for one of the best field generals in Peyton, can win this game with ball control (running game/first downs) and getting to Cam like they got to Tom Brady in the AFC Championship game. I also believe that the coaching favors the more experienced Broncos' Gary Kubiak.
I want to sit back and watch a good competitive game of football. If I had to pick a final score I'd go Broncos 20 Panthers 16. Again, that Defense Wins Championship motto is no cliche. Don't believe it just look at last year's Patriots snatching victory from the jaws of the Seattle Seahawks with an end zone interception to end the game.
It's Super Bowl Sunday right here in the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Area, time to grind.