No Roman numeral this year. Super Bowl 50 will pit the AFC Champion Denver Broncos vs NFC Champion Carolina Panthers. 4-time NFL MVP Peyton Manning may be quarterbacking his final game as a pro for the Denver Broncos (12-4), playing in their 8th Super Bowl. NFL MVP Cam Newton will lead the NFL’s highest scoring offense Carolina Panthers (15-1).
Here’s what you need to know:
What: Super Bowl 50
When: Kickoff is 6:30PM EST / 3:30PM EST
Announcers: Jim Nantz (play-by-play), Phil Simms (analysis)
Halftime Show: Coldplay, Beyoncé, Bruno Mars
Super Bowl ads: $5 million for a 30-second spot
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For those who have a betting interest in the Super Bowl, Carolina opened at 4-point favorites but the line has moved as high as 6 points. As of today the line as settled at Carolina -5.5. The over/under opened at 45.5 and has steadied at 44.5 leading up to the game.
The over/under on how long it takes Lady Gaga to sing the national anthem was sitting at around 2 minutes, 20 seconds at offshore sportsbooks.