What's trending in the NFL: Panthers, Broncos to meet in Super Bowl 50

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Here are the top stories from Sunday:

Led by its dominant defense and a steady performance from Peyton Manning, the Broncos upset the Patriots 20-18 to clinch a berth in Super Bowl 50. Here are a few of our stories about the game:

Cam Newton and the Panthers demolished the Cardinals 49-15 in the NFC title game. Here are a few of our stories about the game: From Dan Graziano's early preview of Super Bowl 50: "This is the first Super Bowl in which both starting quarterbacks were No. 1 overall draft picks. Manning was picked first overall by the Colts in 1998, and Carolina made Newton the No. 1 overall pick 13 years later. Cam's arm looks at least 13 years younger than Peyton's, and he has lost only once this season. Manning, meanwhile, had to sit out six games because of a foot injury and come off the bench in another."

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From ESPN Stats & Information research: The Cardinals had seven turnovers Sunday, the most by any team in a playoff game since the Packers had eight in the 2001 NFC divisional playoff against the Rams.

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