Manning's Broncos to face Newton's Panthers in Super Bowl

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is sacked by Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller during the second half of the NFL football AFC Championship game between the Denver Broncos and the New England Patriots, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016, in Denver. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
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Peyton Manning's Denver Broncos will face Cam Newton's Carolina Panthers in the 50th Super Bowl – which many expect to be the final game of Manning's career.

Denver (14-4) edged the New England Patriots 20-18 for the AFC title Sunday, before Carolina (17-1) ran away with a 49-15 victory over the Arizona Cardinals in the NFC.

At 39, Manning – the only five-time MVP in league history – is the oldest starting quarterback to lead a team to the Super Bowl. He is1-2 in the big game, winning with the Colts in 2007, then losing with the Colts in 2010, and losing with the Broncos in 2014.

The Feb. 7 game at Santa Clara, California, will be the Broncos' record-tying eighth Super Bowl, the Panthers' second.

Carolina opened as a 4-point favorite with most bookmakers.

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