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2hStephania Bell

How the Panthers trainer got Thomas Davis back in time for Super Bowl

The Panthers know if 'RV' says you're going to be OK, then you're 100 percent fine, thanks to his genuine caring and knowledge of each player's mental and physical regimen, writes Stephania Bell.

How Broncos and Panthers got here (2:03)
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11hJohn 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)
1dPaul Gutierrez

Goodell would 'love' to have son play football

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said that if he had a son, he would "love to have him play the game of football" despite various concerns about concussions and other safety-related issues.

Cousins, Bell reunite at the Super Bowl (4:24)
Cam Newton's unquestionable talent (2:05)
Super Bowl 50 cheat sheet (1:46)
Dilfer: NFL can't fix Manziel (1:24)


Late money coming in on Denver

The early betting action in Las Vegas was lopsided toward Carolina, the favorites, but now the late action is being bet on Denver. Betting evening out?

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Pro Football Hall of Fame voting has concluded. Voters won't know results until later.

Heather Burns ESPN.com 

Lots of fans in downtown SF.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Awaiting arrivals on the Red Carpet for NFL Honors night...

Hall of Fame preview: Who's in?

Insider Field Yates believes Brett Favre is in but Yates would like to see Kurt Warner and Orlando Pace get in too.


Heather Burns ESPN.com 

Lines to Super Bowl city are around the block in San Francisco.

Tony Dungy a Hall of Famer?

In his third year of eligibility, Dungy is a finalist for the 2016 HOF and his record speaks for itself. He spent 13 years as a head coach, and is the first African-American head coach to win a Super Bowl when he led the Colts in Super Bowl XLI.

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Newton won't attend NFL awards show

Panthers QB Cam Newton is the front-runner for NFL MVP honors but he won't be around to accept it tonight, as he told ESPN's Ed Werder he has curfew and will be at the team hotel preparing for Sunday's Super Bowl.

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Brett Favre, Terrell Owens HOF finalists

Favre and Owens are two of three first-year eligible nominees among the 15 modern-era finalists who will be considered for today's election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was named the FedEx Ground Player of the Year on Saturday, after rushing for a league-leading 1,485 yards and tying for the league lead with 11 rushing touchdowns. Peterson, who won his third NFL rushing title, was the first running back in his 30s to lead the league in rushing since Curtis Martin in 2004.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

In classic, and true, Raider fashion, this is how Ken Stabler's case for inclusion to the Pro Football Hall of Fame is being presented today...Stabler's presenter is "suing" for enshrinement. Get it?

Broncos' defense is among best ever

John Clayton says based on talent, the Orange Rush (or whatever ends up being the nickname of this defense) stacks up to some of the best ever. Where they stack up

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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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Kenny Mayne's Super Bowl journey

Panthers DE Jared Allen came along on a magical trip to the best 7-Eleven in San Jose. Joe Montana and Bill Walton made appearances.


Bay Area fans choose their fav matchup

ESPN's Scoop Jackson asks fans which game they'd rather see: the Thunder-Warriors tilt on Saturday or the Super Bowl on Sunday.


Super Bowl 50 betting nuggets

  • Consensus belief among Las Vegas bookmakers: Denver and the under are the sharp sides
  • "Yes" on "Will there be a successful two-point conversion?" is the most popular prop bet at William Hill
More betting notes

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From the mag: Remember Whitney's anthem?

Just 10 days after the U.S. entered a war, Whitney Houston's national anthem at Super Bowl XXV was the melody that helped everyone unite for the moment. When Whitney hit the note

Illustration by Sean McCabe. Illustration photo reference: Michael Zagaris/Getty Images (Houston); AP Images (2); Getty Images (2); USA Today Images

Broncos readying for Super Bowl Sunday

Peyton Manning joined Annabel Bowlen, wife of owner Pat Bowlen, in a team photo Saturday in Santa Clara. Only one of ESPN's 70 analysts, editors and experts picked their team to win by double digits Sunday. Expert picks


On the doorstep of immortality

Terrell Owens, Brett Favre and Alan Faneca are all finalists in their first year of eligibility for the Hall of Fame. They are competing with Marvin Harrison, Kurt Warner and others for enshrinement in Canton.

Stats & Info

Ed Werder with candidate for worst dab

There's just so much that isn't working here.