Super Bowl 50: X-Factors for Panthers, Broncos

February 4, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

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Super Bowl storylines run the gamut, but the stars shine brightest before the game. Quarterbacks naturally get the most attention, and the biggest names around them command the attention and analysis. Guys like Cam Newton, Peyton Manning, Von Miller and Greg Olsen will be the biggest difference-makers in the minds of the public, and rightfully so.
We are talking about some of the best players in the league, after all.
But many a Super Bowl were turned on the play of the unheralded, the washed or the discarded—the X-factors, like those that opened this column. They don't always show out, and they don't need to be the game's MVP to make a difference. Heck, sometimes a player is an X-factor for all the wrong reasons.
But they lurk in the shadows waiting for an opportunity to shock us all.
So which players could be unexpected kings of Super Bowl 50? Let's take a look at a few X-factors for this season's ...

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