Derek Wolfe Living Up to Massive Extension, Will Be Broncos’ Key to Stopping Cam

February 2, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Like last year, the No. 1 seed for both the AFC and NFC will square off in the Super Bowl. In Super Bowl 49, it was the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks, and this time around it will be the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers. When it comes to the battle of No. 1 seeds, the NFC has prevailed eight of the 11 times it has happened.
Although this storied season will end with the best from each conference, one matchup that cannot go unnoticed is the Panthers' second-ranked running game going up against the second-best 3-4 defensive end run-stopper in the league (since his return from suspension in Week 5)—Derek Wolfe of the Broncos.
Since Week 11, Wolfe has made at least a half of a sack in every game except for Week 13, and from Week 5 on (including playoffs), Wolfe is the fourth-best 3-4 defensive end, according to Pro Football Focus.
Regardless of his four-game suspension to open the season, Wolfe was rewarded for his stellar play with a hefty four-year, $...

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