Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers are going to Super Bowl 50 to play Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos. Newton threw for a Carolina playoff record 335 yards and two touchdowns, and also ran for 47 yards and two more scores in an absolute thrashing of the Arizona Cardinals, 49-15.
It was never really a game. The Panthers jumped out to a lead of 17-0 and then it quickly became 34-7 in the second half. Carson Palmer turned the ball over six times and looked to be in pre-retirement.
Cam Newton threw a long touchdown to Philly Brown, and later added one to Devin Funchess in the face of a blitz. One of his better plays of the day was when he bowled over an Arizona defender for the first down deep in Cardinals territory.
The Panthers set a record for points scored in an NFC title game. Luke Kuechly got in the end zone as well on an interception of Palmer to send Newton to the bench and get Derek Anderson into the game.
The Panthers look unstoppable right now and are -4 favorites against the Peyton Manning Broncos in the Super Bowl. I am extremely happy for Cam Newton although this game lacked the sizzle; he clearly has started to cement his legacy in the game. I always knew in my heart Cam Newton had this destiny ahead of him, and he’s one step closer to winning a title.