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2dBill Barnwell

Barnwell's Super Bowl preview: Denver faces a distinct threat

There is no question that Denver has the NFL's best defense this season. What the Broncos haven't seen is an offense that can target their weaknesses quite like the Carolina Panthers'.

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)
Cousins, Bell reunite at the Super Bowl (4:24)
Cam Newton's unquestionable talent (2:05)
Super Bowl 50 cheat sheet (1:46)


Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

On this Super Bowl morning, we bring you food artist Kaiko Shimura's Cam Newton made out of cereal

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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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The 2016 pro football Hall of Fame Class

QB Brett Favre, WR Marvin Harrison, OT Orlando Pace, LB Kevin Greene and coach Tony Dungy were elected among the modern-day candidates. QB Ken Stabler and OL Dick Stanfel were elected from the senior committee, and ex-49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo was elected as a contributor.

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That's a lot of Thin Mints

On Mission and 4th in downtown San Francisco, a group of enterprising girl scouts won a special lottery to set up a booth, according to the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram. The paper reports by noon yesterday, the girls were well on their way to selling $10K in cookies.

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Curry predicts a Panthers blowout

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


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.


Favre: HOF 'going to take a while to sink in'

Former Packers QB Brett Favre on being part of the 2016 Pro Football Hall of Fame class: "I just can't believe I'm amongst the guys I emulated and hoped to be some day."


David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera on Cam Newton being named the NFL MVP: "This validates him, and deservedly so. He's done the things that we've asked of him, and he's developed into a player that a lot of us believed he could be. But for him, there's still more to come."

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

After presenting the three candidates -- Cam Newton, Devonta Freeman and Antonio Brown -- for the fantasy player of the year award at NFL Honors on Saturday evening, Bills coach Rex Ryan joked on stage, "There was two other guys on there, but we took off Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski for obvious reasons."

KC Joyner ESPN Insider 

QBs have won AP NFL MVP & played in the Super Bowl 18 times. Their Super Bowl record: 6-12. Might not be a good omen for Cam Newton.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Final vote for AP NFL MVP: Cam Newton, Panthers 48 Tom Brady, Patriots 1 Carson Palmer, Cardinals. 1 Landslide

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Teammates, coaches, family, friends, fans, Thank You!!! Nothing I do would be possible without you. So extremely grateful.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Cam Newton as expected wins NFL MVP Award. His goal though is to win the Super Bowl on Sunday.

Troy Vincent: NFL wants to help Manziel

The NFL's executive VP of football operations said "We wish to give Johnny [Manziel] as much support as he is willing to receive, we can't make anyone do anything. I've seen his father make a statement, reach out to the family to make sure the family knows the National Football League, the Cleveland Browns, the players association -- everyone's here to support you, but you have to embrace it."


Notable players eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2017: " LaDanian Tomlinson " Hines Ward " Jason Taylor