Good Morning, Country.
In Super Bowl XXXII, an underrated linebacker from Kutztown batted away a fourth down pass from Green Bay Packer's quarterback Brett Favre in order to secure Denver's 31-24 victory with just seconds remaining. A year later, John Elway was Super Bowl XXXIII's MVP and secured his place in history and rode off into the sunset hoisting another Lombardi Trophy with the team's 34-19 triumph over the Atlanta Falcons.
As former Broncos Head Coach Mike Shanahan once famously said, "Big time players make big plays in big games." — Undoubtedly, the Broncos are going to need maybe not one, but multiple breakout performances by under the radar performers to secure their third title and claim victory over the Panthers in Super Bowl 50.
According to Sam Cowhick of Mile High Sports, he believes the offensive and defensive lineman for the Broncos will be the biggest players whose performance will dictate the outcome of the game.
It is hard to disagree with his assessment. Most every game is decided by who plays better in the trenches and Super Bowl 50 will likely be no different. The Broncos offensive and defensive fronts have big-time match up's and will have to play their best game of the season in order to surge Denver to victory over Carolina in the biggest game of the year.
Can the Broncos' offensive line stop the fierce defensive front four of the Panthers? Will Denver's defensive front be able to rattle Cam Newton and make him feel uncomfortable in the pocket? These are big questions that will be answered on the field in four days.
But here is my question to you, Broncos Country — who is going to be Denver's Super Bowl 50 hero that turns the tide of the game in their favor? Which player(s) will cement themselves in Broncos history and football lore for years to come? Sound off in the comments section and by voting in the poll below.
As always, thank you for reading. Now enjoy a Super Bowl 50 power-packed edition of Horse Tracks this Wednesday morning.
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