Super Bowl 50: Everything you need to know about the big game

Arash Madani explains how race plays a role when it comes to the criticism Cam Newton has received on the way to Super Bowl 50.

Getting ready for Super Bowl Sunday? Well, Sportsnet has you covered.

During one of the busiest events on the sporting calendar, we provided a vast array of online articles, videos, and features that you can’t afford to miss.

Here you’ll find a complete guide of all of our stories and analysis from our top contributors as well as reaction from several players and analysts who are on the scene in San Francisco for Super Bowl 50.


How Super Bowl 50 will unfold (Sportsnet Staff) A panel of our expert NFL contributors provide their game picks, MVP picks, and a breakdown of who will win the big game on Sunday.

How Cam Newton forced naysayers to eat their words (Michael Grange) Newton fielded as much criticism as any No. 1 NFL pick of all time. But he’s proved in five short years that the pundits were focused on the wrong things—as they often are.

Why Carolina will beat the Denver Broncos (Donnovan Bennett)The Panthers led the NFL this season with six first-team All-Pros and 10 Pro Bowlers. That’s just one reason they will beat the Denver Broncos.

How the Denver Broncos can pull off the upset (Jordan Heath-Rawlings) Denver is the clear underdog heading into the Super Bowl, but with one of the best defences in recent history, they shouldn’t be counted out just yet.

Patrick Peterson: Newton the most dangerous player in the NFL (Jeff Simmons) The Arizona Cardinals all-pro cornerback explains the challenge of defending one of the most unique players in football history.

Ranking the best matchups in Super Bowl 50 (Geoff Lowe) In our final rankings of the NFL season, we break down the five matchups that will decide Denver vs. Carolina.

By The Numbers: Manning vs. Newton (Kristina Rutherford) A tale of the tape between the two quarterbacks facing off in Super Bowl 50.

Why a broken arm is no big deal for Panthers’ LB Thomas Davis (Arash Madani) For the only player in NFL history to come back from three ACL injuries, a broken arm won’t hold back Thomas Davis from making an impact in his first-ever Super Bowl appearance.

How Panthers’ QB coach preps Newton for game day (Arden Zwelling) Former NCAA star Ken Dorsey is the man tasked with preparing Panthers superstar Cam Newton on a weekly basis. Here’s a look at how he gets it done.

Owen Daniels quietly making big impact with Broncos (Jamie Thomas) Demaryius Thomas, Emmanuel Sanders and C.J. Anderson are the focal points of Denver’s offence, but tight end Owen Daniels has made his presence felt in his first year in Denver.

Prep for your Super Bowl party

What Beers you should service on Super Bowl Sunday (Shannon Proudfoot)

Breaking down the all-time best Super Bowl halftime shows (Sportsnet staff)

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