By Brian Rauf, Chat Sports
The Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers will meet in Super Bowl 50 after recording impressive victories on Sunday.
Denver held on to beat the New England Patriots, 20–18, in the AFC Championship Game, advancing to the Super Bowl for the eighth time in franchise history, which is tied for most in NFL history. Carolina was dominant in its 49–15 win over the Arizona Cardinals in the NFC Championship Game, advancing to the Super Bowl for the second time in franchise history.
Check out the latest NFL news and rumors below.
• Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis told reporters that he broke his arm against the Cardinals, but guaranteed he would play in the Super Bowl.
• Panthers safety Roman Harper left the game with an eye injury, and also said he will play in the Super Bowl, reports the Charlotte Observer’s Jonathan Jones.
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• Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo plans to have surgery to prevent future injuries to his collarbone, but will be ready for OTAs, reports ESPN’s Ed Werder.
• Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch could owe his team $5 million if he decides to retire this off-season, reports Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio.
• The Oakland Raiders could relocate to San Diego if the Chargers join the Rams in Los Angeles, reports ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
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• Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning received a $2 million bonus for leading the team to the Super Bowl, reports CBS Sports’ Will Brinson. Manning will receive another $2 million bonus if Denver wins the Super Bowl.
• The Tampa Bay Buccaneersannounced they have hired Todd Monken to be their offensive coordinator. Monken has spent the last three seasons as head coach at Southern Miss.