After the 16 game regular season, the NFL Playoffs saw the Denver Broncos sitting in the top seed in the AFC while the Carolina Panthers held the same position on the NFC side of the bracket. After three weeks of postseason play, those two teams are the last two standing as they prepare to head to Santa Clara, California for a Super Bowl 50 showdown.
The Broncos will be making their eighth appearance in the Super Bowl, with two championships after the 1997 season (Super Bowl XXXII) and 1998 season (Super Bowl XXXIII). The franchise's most recent Super Bowl appearance was just two years ago, when they lost Super Bowl XLVIII to the Seattle Seahawks. This will be the fourth Super Bowl appearance for quarterback Peyton Manning, who, as a member of the Indianapolis Colts, won XLI after the 2006 season.
The Panthers, meanwhile, will be making just their second Super Bowl appearance in team history. Carolina lost to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XXXVIII after the 2003 season. That team was quarterbacked by Jake Delhomme, while this year's edition of the Panthers is led by Cam Newton, who will likely be named the league MVP the day before the Super Bowl.
Here's all the information you need to know about the game:
Date: Sunday, February 7, 2016
Teams: Denver Broncos vs. Carolina Panthers
Time: 6:30 pm ET
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