Championship Sunday provided us with one absolute classic and one dud.
While the AFC Championship was a heartstopper that went down to the final half minute, the NFC Championship was a total blowout. The Broncos beat the Patriots in the AFC title match by a 20-18 final score. The Panthers blew out the Cardinals from start to finish to win the NFC 49-15 and enter Super Bowl 50 with a 17-1 record.
Plenty of the pregame discussion will revolve around the quarterbacks. Peyton Manning's legendary career might come to a close win or lose on Super Sunday while Cam Newton will play in the first of what he hopes will be many Super Bowls. There will be plenty of talk about a symbolic passing of the torch at the quarterback position.
It is also worth noting how wildly things can change in just a few years in the NFL. Five years ago, the Panthers and the Broncos picked first and second in the NFL Draft. Now they will play for the Lombardi Trophy.
Here's all the information you need to know about the big game.
Carolina Panthers vs. Denver Broncos
Date: Sunday, February 7, 2016
Time: 6:30 pm EST
Location: Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, California
TV Channel: CBS
Online streaming: CBS Sports
Announcers: Jim Nantz (play-by-play), Phil Simms (color analyst), Tracy Wolfson and Evan Washburn (sideline reporters)
Odds: SB Nation Odds Page
Halftime show: Coldplay, featuring Beyonce and Bruno Mars
Referee: Clete Blakeman