Destination San Francisco! The Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos are heading to Super Bowl 50 following a night of epic drama across the pond.
The Cam Newton-inspired Panthers routed the Arizona Cardinals 49-15 to clinch the NFC Championship and the defending champions were sent packing with Peyton Manning’s Broncos beating the New England Patriots 20-18 to secure the AFC title.
And, as you’d expect, Twitter got a little bit excited about the action that unfolded and the prospect of a Newton v Manning showdown.
Here are a few of the highlights…
The NFL gave props to Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and his opposite number.
They gave us (another) classic. Thank you, Tom and Peyton. pic.twitter.com/KkepZbctvT
— NFL (@NFL) January 24, 2016
Meanwhile, Cam Newton was the talk of the Twittersphere with veteran broadcaster Larry King quick to offer his ‘two cents’.
Elsewhere, ESPN offered some food for thought.
Cam Newton and Von Miller will be the first players taken No. 1 and 2 in the same draft to face off in a Super Bowl. pic.twitter.com/zIHRagqS5T
— ESPN (@espn) January 25, 2016
This Cam/Peyton Vine has been doing the rounds…
Here are some more Newton stats.
Cam Newton has accounted for 50 touchdowns, including playoffs, this season (38 Pass TD, 12 Rush TD). pic.twitter.com/5XeHYk1PVc
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) January 25, 2016
Hey, everybody makes mistakes….
Some lovin’ from one of the NBA’s finest.
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) January 25, 2016
Brothers stick together.
It must have worked. Brady sure don’t like playing against those Mannings…
Tom Brady postseason career 2-5 against QB’s with the last name, “Manning” 20-4 vs everyone else
— Eric Rosenthal (@ericsports) January 25, 2016
Anyone but New England?
Bet you’ll be staying up late now, huh?
— Denver Broncos (@Broncos) January 25, 2016
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