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Trivia: February 8, 2016

Denver won Sunday in a rare Super Bowl in which neither team threw a touchdown pass. This has happened in only three other Super Bowls, and in each of those games, both teams used a quarterback who went on to be enshrined in the Hall of Fame. Who were those six quarterbacks? answer »

Factoid: Todd Gurley

Todd Gurley won the Offensive Rookie of the Year award last night, a well-deserved honor for the 1000-yard rusher. He was even more impressive when you consider he wasn't fully healthy at the start of the season.   more »

Trivia: February 7, 2016

What artist walked out of the stadium prior to the 1993 Super Bowl, refusing to sing the national anthem unless the network agreed to premier his new music video during the pregame? Officials were lining up Jon Bon Jovi as a replacement, but they were able to smooth over their differences. answer »

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24 Hours 'Til Sunday: Super Bowl Preview

There's been a recent groundswell of support for the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50 tomorrow. Two factors at play here. One is the sentimentality of Peyton Manning riding off into the sunset, which many would like to see. The other is the annual pattern where there's an early favorite, and then the next two weeks are spent playing devil's advocate, making the case for the underdog.   more »

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Trivia: February 6, 2016

What musical artist mangled the lyrics of the anthem at Super Bowl XLV in 2011? answer »

Ian Allan: Super Bowl prop bets

Earlier in the week I took a detailed look at both offenses for the Super Bowl – how they match up for this game, with exact projections for each player. Now that I see the scroll of prop bets rolling by, I can pick out a few where the numbers they’ve picked are a little out of whack.  more »

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Factoid: Newton versus top pass rushes

The Broncos haven't faced many (any?) quarterbacks like Cam Newton, partly because there aren't any quarterbacks like him, partly because they've faced primarily pocket passers -- not dangerous running threats. But it turns out that goes both ways.   more »

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Trivia: February 5, 2016

What are the only two universities that have had three different players win the Super Bowl MVP award? answer »

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Factoid: Super Bowl blowouts

The way the Panthers slapped around Arizona (and also took that 31-0 lead against Seattle) it’s awfully tempting to assume they’ll come out on Sunday and do something similar against the Broncos. They look really strong right now, while the Broncos look pretty ordinary. But history indicates that counting on a team to replicate what it did in its previous game is usually a pretty dumb idea.   more »

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Poll: February 4, 2016

Which team is a smarter investment, with the line currently sitting at Carolina favored by 5.5 points?

Broncos (+5.5 points) (0%)
Panthers (-5.5 points) (0%)

Ask the Experts: What will happen in Super Bowl 50?

ASK THE EXPERTS appears weekly from training camp through Super Bowl with answers to a new question being posted Thursday morning. How the guest experts responded when we asked them: What will happen in Super Bowl 50?  more »

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Trivia: February 4, 2016

Other than Budweiser and Bud Light, what are the only other three products that have won the Best Super Bowl Commercial title in the last 20 years (as determined by the USA Today's Ad Meter)? Looking for a company that won five years in a row in the '90s, another that won in 2009, 2011 (tie) and 2012. The third product won its only title in 2010. answer »

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Fantasy Index Weekly: Super Bowl preview

On Monday and Tuesday I posted previews of the two offenses that will play on Sunday, tabulating forecasts for all of the skill-position players and kickers for Super Bowl 50. But those articles didn’t include the defenses, so I will break them down now.   more »

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Poll: February 3, 2016

Do you prefer NFL teams with cheerleaders?

Yes (and the slinkier the better) (0%)
No (prefer teams like Steelers, Giants) (0%)

Factoid: Interceptions

Among things most likely to occur in Super Bowl 50 -- up there with Cam Newton striking a Superman pose and speculation about Peyton Manning retiring -- is the Broncos throwing an interception. In the regular season, no team threw more interceptions than Denver, and no team recorded more than Carolina.  more »

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