Sports Madness: Super Bowl Teams Determined

Sports Madness: Super Bowl Teams Determined

Darius Livingston, Sports Editor

Championship Sunday refers to the day that decides what two teams will be playing in the Super Bowl. These two games included intense matchups between highly competitive teams. The AFC (American Football Conference) was battled between the Denver Broncos and the New England Patriots.

The AFC matchup promised to be a good one, it was potentially the last matchup between two legendary quarterbacks: Peyton Manning and Tom Brady. The game came down to the last drive; New England was down eight points instead of seven due to a missed extra point in the first quarter.

Tom Brady found tight end Rob Gronkowski on a clutch throw and catch on fourth down that kept the Patriots hope alive. The drive ended in a Gronkowski touchdown, but the Patriots were unable to convert the two-point conversion. Peyton topped Brady in a 20-28 victory.

The NFC (National Football Conference) was a matchup between the Arizona Cardinals against the captivating Carolina Panthers.

Carolina took the lead with an early field goal, then later extended the lead with a touchdown pass from Cam Newton to Ted Ginn. The following offensive series the panthers scored another touchdown with Cam Newton throwing a 86-yard bomb to Corey Brown.

Arizona was held scoreless until the second quarter when Cardinals running back David Johnson managed to squeeze in a one-yard score.

Although Carolina led by big numbers they refused to let off the gas. With the final score of 45-15, Cam Newton and the Panthers made a statement that they are hungry for a championship. The only thing that stands in there way are the Denver Broncos.

The Super Bowl is only two weeks away, which would leave us with two weeks without football. However, we have the pro bowl ― which is only a week away ― to look forward to, which involves all-pro players battling it out for a chance to win cash prizes and possibly a new vehicle ― which is what every NFL superstar need, right?