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Unsolicited advice for the Broncos and Panthers ahead of Super Bowl 50 | SI.com
The latest NFL news, scores, stats, fantasy analysis, and mock drafts as well as the best NFL writers and photos from SI.com

Carolina Panthers: An oral history of 1995 inaugural NFL season | The MMQB with Peter King
In the the inaugural year for the NFL in Carolina, a band of castoffs and curiosities overcame the odds with a spirit that looks a lot like the Super Bowl 50 Panthers. An oral history of a successful NFL startup

Kawann Short, from basketball to Purdue to Panthers stardom | The MMQB with Peter King
Once simply reliant on his physical prowess to beat blockers, Panthers defensive tackle Kawann Short’s instincts and stamina have caught up to his considerable talent. It has added up to an interior pass rusher who lives in the opponent’s backfield

Ron Rivera: Josh Norman always had confidence, now he has maturity | ProFootballTalk
When Josh Norman arrived in Panthers camp as a rookie in 2012, he had more confidence than you might expect for a fifth-round pick from Coastal Carolina. But he wasn't quite as ready for the NFL as he thought he was.

Roger Goodell won’t rule Las Vegas out, or in for that matter | ProFootballTalk
Shortly after reports emerged of the Raiders having discussions with officials in Las Vegas, the league issued a set of talking points to all its clubs.

After Further Review: How Broncos' D can stifle Cam in Super Bowl 2016 - CBSSports.com
Can the Broncos completely stop Cam Newton and the Panthers offense? No, but Denver's top-ranked defense can force Newton into making mistakes and gain a big edge in Super Bowl 50. Here's how.

After Further Review: Why brash Josh Norman is the new Richard Sherman - CBSSports.com
Josh Norman is cocky, brash and a hell of an instinctive player. But a true lockdown corner? Not yet, especially given Carolina's preference for zone schemes.

After Further Review: Three unsung players who'll impact Super Bowl 50 - CBSSports.com
Get to know Kawann Short, Malik Jackson and Derek Wolfe. They're three down-and-dirty defensive linemen who'll likely have a big say as to how Super Bowl 50 unfolds.

Why Cam Newton reminds me of Brett Favre - NFL
Carolina feeds off Cam Newton's loose demeanor on the field. It's not unlike the leadership of Brett Favre, whose contagious energy had a way of igniting his teammates, writes Matt Bowen.

Five biggest NFL offseason storylines
Will Peyton Manning come back for another season? Will Washington re-sign Kirk Cousins? Those are just a few of the storylines brewing in advance of the offseason.

What we learned Wednesday during SB50 week - NFL.com
A day closer to Super Bowl 50 gives us more clarity on injuries, Ron Rivera's practice approach and the complimentary nature of Denver's linebackers. Here are Wednesday's takeaways.

Roger Goodell: NFL creating a Rooney Rule for women - NFL.com
Commissioner Roger Goodell announced Thursday at the league's "Women's Summit" that the NFL will institute a Rooney Rule to require all teams to interview female candidates for executive positions.

Five positions Seahawks MUST address in free agency
Five positions Seahawks MUST address in free agency

Report: Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch opening 'Beast Mode' store - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Marshawn Lynch's time in Seattle might be finished and the 'Beast Mode' legacy is reportedly heading out of town, too. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

The Denver defense is built from the image of a Seahawks unit that crushed them - NFL
The Broncos took the best offense in the NFL into a Super Bowl two years ago and got run out of the stadium because of Seattle's suffocating defense. John Elway then decided to build his own.

Seahawks LB Bruce Irvin could look for deal similar to Vinny Curry's - NFC West- ESPN
Bruce Irvin said after the season he'd be willing to take less to stay in Seattle. Will Vinny Curry's new deal change his thinking?

Why DeMarco Murray would make no sense for Seattle Seahawks - AFC West- ESPN
If the Eagles move on from DeMarco Murray, would Seattle be a good landing spot? Probably not.

Would the Seattle Seahawks try to sign DeMarco Murray? - seattlepi.com
A rift between running back DeMarco Murray and the Eagles has reached the point where Murray's future with the organization is in question.

NFL Football Teams As Vehicles | Mustang News Blog | CJ Pony Parts

Ex-Panther Brad Hoover still believes the Patriots cheated | ProFootballTalk
As the Panthers try to win their first championship in franchise history, players from the team that lost in the Panthers' previous Super Bowl appearance think they got cheated.

Will Peyton Manning be seen crying at any point during the... Photo-9347493.124532 - seattlepi.com

Draft Rankings: Big Board 2.0 - Rankings - Rotoworld.com
With the All Star Circuit behind us, Josh Norris updates his NFL Draft rankings with a look at the top 50 prospects.

Re-grading 2015 offseason for all 32 teams
Mike Sando takes a second look at our 2015 offseason grades, giving the Jets high marks for their Brandon Marshall trade and downgrading Philly for picking up DeMarco Murray.

10 Reasons to Watch the Super Bowl Even Though the Hawks Aren't Playing | Seattle Met
Stop crying into your 12th Man flag and turn on the TV.

Emmanuel Sanders: Peyton Manning's arm a non-issue - NFL.com
Emmanuel Sanders insists Peyton Manning's 2015 woes were always related to his plantar fascia injury as opposed to arm strength issues. What do the Panthers believe?

Stanford in the NFL: Highlights from the Pro Bowl, AFC, NFC Conference Championship - Rule Of Tree
A recap of how Stanford football alums performed in the NFL Pro Bowl and Conference Championship games.

DeMarco Murray trade rumors: Eagles running back not happy in Philadelphia - Bleeding Green Nation
What does the future hold for DeMarco Murray?

Low Morale at CBS Sports.com as it Eschews Reporting in Favor of Aggregation | The Big Lead
Numerous reporters and columnists have been fired or forced out at CBS Sports in recent years.

The Borrowers: Panthers offense is built on the ideas of past champions | SI.com
For all the talk about Cam Newton breaking the mold, remember this: The Panthers’ entire offense is built around plays that reflect Super Bowl winners dating all the way back to the beginning.

Denver has the best defense in football but will be facing an attack it has yet to face before - NFL

There is no question that Denver is 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.