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Broncos have experienced Super Bowl extremes

The John Elway glory years remain the pinnacle, but Denver's two titles are sandwiched by some brutal losses to great teams on the NFL's biggest stage.

How Broncos and Panthers got here (2:03)
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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.

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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.

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Smart Money picks for Super Bowl 50

ESPN sports betting analyst Jeff Ma looks at his favorite prop bets for Super Bowl 50.


Source: Panthers expected to tag Norman

The Panthers are expected to place their franchise tender on CB Josh Norman if no deal is reached within the next month, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

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This is 1st Super Bowl matching team with most interceptions on defense vs team that threw most interceptions during reg. season (h/t Elias)

Allen: If unsure of retirement, 'play again'

Eric Allen said Marshawn Lynch needs to know what he's doing after retirement because "you're not going to be able to repeat" that passion.


Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer 

The saga of the Big Game point spread continues! Carolina is now back up to a 5.5-point favorite at 13 of 14 Las Vegas sports books as of 8:40 am PT (Aliante is the lone holdout at Carolina -5). Offshore giant Pinnacle had gone to Carolina -6 this past hour, but just dipped back to 5.5.

Favre on SB players: Focusing is the key

Newly announced Hall of Famer Brett Favre said for players, the next few hours before the start of the Super Bowl will go so slowly.


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.


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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The QBs' different paths to the Super Bowl

Will Peyton Manning grab another ring to save face at family outings, or will Cam Newton add bling to back up his bravado?


Peyton oldest QB to start a Super Bowl

Peyton Manning is 39 years old. The previous oldest QB was John Elway at 38, when he won the second of his two straight titles in Super Bowl XXXIII, the final game of his career. (via Elias)

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Teammates still attempting to change his mind, but Seahawks' RB Marshawn Lynch has told some close to him he plans to retire, per sources.

Source: Lynch telling people he's retiring

Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch has told people close to him that he plans to retire, according to Adam Schefter. The 29-year-old just finished his 9th season in the NFL.

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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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Sanders: Losing Megatron 'Devastating'

On the possibility of Calvin Johnson retiring, Hall of Fame running back Barry Sanders told the Detroit News: "Hey, it would be devastating, no question about it." Plans to talk in June

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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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Owens: My numbers speak for themselves

Terrell Owens joined SportsCenter to discuss not being selected to the 2016 Class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, feeling disrespected not surprised.


Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Those who showed up in SF hoping to get a cheap ticket to Super Bowl 50 are out of luck. $3K get-in price holding as it has been all week.

Source: Broncos to tag Von Miller

Unless the two sides can reach a long-term deal in the next month, the Broncos will use their franchise tag on Pro Bowl linebacker Von Miller, league sources tell ESPN's Adam Schefter.

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Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer 

Carolina is a 5-point favorite over Denver at a majority (9 of 14) of Las Vegas sports books this morning. The line had been on a downward trend this weekend, but the two books who were at Carolina -4.5 late last night (Treasure Island and the CG Technology network) went back to 5 this morning.

Dave Duerson's son calls out Goodell

Tregg Duerson is not happy the league is downplaying the danger of head trauma in football during media sessions at the Super Bowl. Story

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JJ Watt @justinjames99

So glad I finally got to meet the one and only Leah Still last night along with her father @man_of_still75. A true inspiration and such a sweetheart of a girl. Very glad to welcome them to the Texans family! #LeahStrong

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.


Curry predicts a Panthers blowout

Steph Curry & Co. took care of business. Then, he predicted the Panthers would take care of business.