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Rival Report 2/4: Carolina Panthers favored big for Super Bowl betting

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Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Every single year one team or another feels disrespected for this or that, whether justified or not. Apparently it is the year of the Denver Broncos who are heading into Super Bowl 50 as heavy underdogs to the Carolina Panthers. It seems most betters are not of the opinion that Denver will win this game, perhaps their 43-8 loss to the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII has something to do with it?

Of course there is the distinct possibility that people just believe that the Cam Newton led Carolina Panthers are just simply the better team this year. They did finish the season with a 15-1 record and then continue to trounce every team on their way to this Super Bowl visit. The Panthers are not just looking like one of the better teams this season, but a convincing Super Bowl victory could solidify them as one of the most dominant teams in NFL history.

Whatever the reason (FYI FOX Sports has a list of 5 reasons they believe that the Panthers will win) the public is overwhelmingly betting on Carolina to win. It would be quite the upset if the Broncos bucked those odds and won anyway. That would be quite the pay day for Vegas as well with far more money betting the other way.

The Broncos for what it's worth are not allowing those outside interests into their own beliefs for this game. They love the underdog role and feel disrespected by this lead up to the Super Bowl instead of allowing it to get them down. It will be interesting to see what happens when Peyton Manning and the Broncos actually take the field though. They were awfully confident going into their last Super Bowl visit and that went down hill from the very first play on them.

The Broncos and their fans will be hoping that it will not be another nightmare game for them, like so many of their previous Super Bowl visits, but the rest of America will apparently be rooting for the Panthers. It is just a few more days away so it will all culminate into hopefully a good game this Sunday to decide it all for the 2015 season.

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