Super Bowl 2016: Final Predictions, Odds Before AFC, NFC Championship Games

January 24, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Peyton Manning against Tom Brady and Cam Newton against Carson Palmer both have a nice ring to them, don’t they? Once these matchups were set, the focus went to four of the game's elite quarterbacks and how they were going to outshine each other in the conference title games.
But the saying isn’t that offense wins championships, and while the headlines might be about the offenses in the pair of games this weekend, the games will be decided by what the defenders can do.
With four of the top 10 defenses in the league—in terms of yards allowed per game this season, the Broncos rank No. 1, the Cardinals are No. 5, the Panthers are No. 6 and the Patriots are No. 9—both of the weekend’s contests have the potential to swing on a big defensive stop or two.
Each team has the offensive firepower to make the opposing defense look pedestrian—perhaps with the exception of Denver, depending on how Manning plays—but it won’t be a cak...

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