When fans of the Denver Broncos think of the NFC Carolina Panthers, they immediately are treated to sweet memories of the Broncos’ Super Bowl 50 win over the Panthers in the 2015-2016 season, which, believe it or not, has been almost five years ago.
It is hard to believe that it has almost been half a decade since this Broncos squad has been in the playoffs, and almost half a decade since Peyton Manning rode off into the sunset with his Lombardi trophy, or since Von Miller earned Super Bowl MVP accolades, or the Super Bowl parade in the Mile High City for the ages.
Yeah… You can say that the Carolina Panthers have left the Denver Broncos with some good memories.
It has been over four years since the Broncos and Panthers met; they haven’t played since the Broncos’ thrilling win over the Panthers in the 2016 home opener, which was also the game where the Super Bowl Champions banner was unveiled, and the game was lost by the Panthers last second on a missed Graham Gano field goal.
Four years later, these teams look vastly different. Cam Newton is in New England, and Trevor Siemian has long since left Denver. In fact, both of these offenses look entirely different. Really, both sides of the ball do, and Carolina’s offensive star is the son of Denver Bronco royalty, Ed McCaffrey.
With both teams sitting at 4-8, this should be a good one.
Let’s get to the preview.