Super Bowl Odds 2016: Bold Predictions for Broncos vs. Panthers

January 26, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The hiring of Ron Rivera has proved to be a winning move for the Carolina Panthers.
Before he was signed to become their head coach prior to the 2011 season, Rivera had been mentioned as one of the league's top head coaching candidates for years, and while he had gotten his share of interviews, no one had pulled the trigger and given him the opportunity to serve as the No. 1 man.
Now Rivera is taking a 15-1 team to the Super Bowl. The Panthers didn't lose until the penultimate game of the season and have recorded two convincing wins in the postseason.
They go into Super Bowl 50 as the first team to enter the championship game with a 15-1 record since the 1985 Chicago Bears. The Bears and the 1984 San Francisco 49ers are the only 15-1 teams to get to the Super Bowl, and both recorded convincing wins.
The 2007 New England Patriots made it to the Super Bowl as a 16-0 team, but their hearts were broken by the New York Giants in the late stages of the fourth quarter as t...

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