Ahead of the Super Bowl 50, quarterback Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos shares his opinion regarding the annual championship game of the National Football League (NFL).
Manning has experienced the Super Bowl both as a winner and loser with Super Bowl 50 as Manning’s fourth trip to the NFL championship game. He was the Most Valuable Player (MVP) in Super Bowl XLI, where Broncos defeated Chicago. However, he threw an interception which lead to a touchdown in both the other Super Bowl losses.
Manning will be the most experienced player in Super Bowl 50, both in terms of years in the league (18) and in the annual championship game.
The 39-year-old has taken more from winning than losing the big event.
“I can’t say there are a lot of positives in going through a Super Bowl loss. It’s not a fun experience.” Manning said, as reported by ESPN.
Ahead of the Super Bowl 50, Broncos have a large advantage over Carolina Panthers in terms of experience. Manning is set to start for the team from Denver. He will be the oldest quarterback to start a Super Bowl.
The five-time league MVP has completed 68 percent of his passes (90-of-132 completions), with three touchdowns and four interceptions in three previous Super Bowls.
The Broncos have 18 players who have a previous Super Bowl experience. 16 of them played against Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII where they suffered a 43-8 defeat.
“Maybe it helps to know how to approach it, leading up to the game. But mainly, when the game starts, then it’s just who plays better.” Cornerback Chris Harris Jr. said.
Meanwhile, the Panthers have six players who have featured in a Super Bowl before. However, their Quarterback Cam Newton isn’t one of them. Newton is expected to win the NFL MVP award this season.
“Cam? He’s an elite player. He can do it all. He’ll be ready to play, and when you have a guy like that, that kind of settles everybody down because they see him out there making plays.” Broncos linebacker Von Miller said.
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