Panthers vs. Broncos: Latest Expert, NFL Player Predictions for Super Bowl 50

February 3, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Pretending to predict the future is a fun but futile activity. Super Bowl 50's matchup between the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos provides yet another reason for experts not to bother posing as psychics.
Before the 2015 season began, 48 ESPN analysts unsuccessfully attempted to predict the Super Bowl matchup and winner. None had the Panthers participating in the final matchup.
Nor should they have. What sane pundit would have hitched a wagon to a team coming off a seven-win campaign and losing top wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin for the season during training camp?
A playoff mainstay since acquiring Peyton Manning, the Broncos aren't exactly a Cinderella story. If showed the quarterback's stats, most would have pegged them for a putrid season, but they didn't enter the year as underdogs. 
Yet take another look through the scroll of ESPN's predictions. Three put Denver in the title clash, though the trio (John Clayton, Stephania Bell and Louis Riddick) all h...

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