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6dElizabeth Merrill

Cam Newton's text put Michael Oher back in the spotlight

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton told offensive lineman Michael Oher that he needed him. Oher said the message made him feel at home.

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12dScott T. Miller

The ultimate Super Bowl 50 preview

Five months, 266 games and way too many arguments over what constitutes a catch later, we're here -- and somehow, so is Peyton Manning. How will he fare against the Panthers and their ferocious D? Our ultimate big-game breakdown explains all.

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6dJohn Clayton

Clayton: Ranking all 49 Super Bowls

What's the best Super Bowl of all time? What's the worst? With the event's golden anniversary upon us, John Clayton puts the previous 49 games in order.

Cam Newton's unquestionable talent (2:05)
How Broncos and Panthers got here (2:03)
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1dJohn Clayton

Clayton: Broncos' defense is among best ever

Though Denver's defense doesn't quite have a nickname to match its stellar play, it does have the talent and swagger to be considered among the best units of all time.

SportsCenter's Hall of Fame preview (2:22)


Best Moments from Super Bowl Week

Fans around the Bay Area had an eventful week leading up to Super Bowl 50. Best photos

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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Luke Kuechly headed to the field for Panthers. Will he have a third straight game with a pick-six?

Heather Burns ESPN.com 

Super Bowl 50 souvenir can -- $13

NFL Countdown's Super Bowl picks

Each member of the NFL Countdown crew presents its prediction for Super Bowl 50, complete with score.


Cam Newton ready for the Super Bowl

Check out the suit the always-stylish Panthers QB was wearing when entering Levi's Stadium this afternoon.

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Non-Beyonce celebrity Super Bowl picks

Much to his dismay, Kenny Mayne didnt get Beyonces pick. But he did settle for Steph Curry, Kendrick Lamar and Jim Harbaugh.


Jeff Legwold ESPN Staff Writer 

Sticking to the schedule he's used since he's returned from his left foot injury, Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is out in the field throwing to Jordan Taylor. He is wearing the glove in his throwing hand.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Usher outside the Panthers locker room.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera headed into the field. Was whistling so he is loose.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Hall of Famer Carl Eller from the famed "Purple People Eaters" in Minnesota is in the house.

Curry to bang Panthers' drum

NBA MVP and Charlotte native Stephen Curry will bang the Panthers' ceremonial "Keep Pounding'' drum before Super Bowl 50.

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Panthers looking to make history

With a win in Super Bowl 50, the Panthers will become the fourth team in NFL history to win 18 games in a single season.

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Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Greg Olsen tempranito en el terreno

Heather Burns ESPN.com 

Perfect day for football. Sunny and 71 at Levi's Stadium.

Heather Burns ESPN.com 

Old is new outside Levi's Stadium. Bye bye St. Louis, hello LA.

FPI gives Panthers edge in Super Bowl 50

ESPN's Football Power Index has correctly picked the winner of all 10 games this postseason. Will the perfect record continue? FPI gives the Panthers a 55.7 percent chance to beat the Broncos on Sunday. Super Bowl HQ

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Manning, Ware emotional in team meeting

ESPN's Sal Paolantonio said Peyton Manning and DeMarcus Ware got choked up during Denver's team meeting Saturday.


Seven amazing snack stadiums

Goalposts made out of cheese and guacamole fields are just a few tasty ideas. Super Bowl snack creations.


Cam Newton's mom sends pregame love

Your son's team hasn't been to the Super Bowl in more than a decade. So what's a mother to do to take the pressure off? A pregame peptalk

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Sunday's bookmaker roundtable

Jay Kornegay from Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook says there's a 14-to-1 ticket imbalance on if there will be a safety. Line moves, sharp bets (Insider)

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Introducing puppies ... in slow motion

With the Puppy Bowl kicking off, check out the pups wagging, drooling and biting -- all in slo-mo.


David Auguste ESPN.com Editor 

Pretty long trip for these guys.

Outside the gimmicks -- Panthers are good

They dab and dance. They give footballs to kids after TDs and rip down banners to defend their home turf. They shoot music videos in the locker room, and their QB wears sequined shoes and designer pants. Reality TV show?