On Sunday afternoon, two star quarterbacks meet, as Peyton Manning's Denver Broncos face Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers. The game in Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC, is scheduled for 1:00 PM ET, with regional television coverage to be provided by CBS.
The Broncos are coming off of a win on the road over the Cincinnati Bengals, 31-23. While the stats game was close, the Broncos capitalized on Cincy mistakes, including 1 interception and 8 penalties. Denver also sacked the Bengals 5 times. QB Peyton Manning threw 27-of-35, for 291 yards, and 3 touchdowns, but also 2 interceptions. This was Manning's 48th winning fourth-quarter drive, setting a new NFL record. He is at 20 touchdowns at 6 interceptions on the season. Denver holds a 103-23 edge in points in the fourth quarter over the season. Check the Offshore Sportsbook Lines for Broncos vs. Panthers Game.
The Panthers earned their second win of the season by defeating the Redskins in Washington, 21-13. In the battle of the two previous Heisman Trophy winners, Cam Newton defeated Robert Griffin III, and ended Carolina's five-game losing streak. The stats game was close, with the Skins holding a slight 337-330 edge in total yards, and a 24-18 edge in first downs. Newton threw 13-of-23, for 201 yards, and 1 touchdown.
The Broncos are 1-8 ATS after a SU/ATS win and facing an opponent from the NFC. They are 5-3 ATS on the season, and 1-0 ATS as a road favorite. The underdog is 7-1 ATS recently in Carolina games. The Panthers are 4-4 ATS this year, and 1-1 ATS as a home underdog. Start your Sportsbook Bets on Broncos vs. Panthers Game.
These two teams have met just twice since 2001, with the series tied at one game apiece. Their last meeting, in December 2008, resulted in a 30-10 Panthers victory. In that one, the Panthers were favored by 7 ½ points. In an October 2004 matchup, the Broncos won 20-17, in a game in which they were favored by 5 ½ points.
For this weekend's game, the Broncos are listed as a 3 ½ point road favorite by SBG Global's sportsbook experts. The line opened at -5 for Denver. The over/under is set at 47 ½ points.
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