We're almost at the end of the 2015 NFL season. Only one game remains - the biggest game of all. Roman numerals are no longer in fashion for the Super Bowl, as "L" just does not seem to carry enough weight for the 50th edition of the game.
On Sunday, we will see a pair of #1 seeds take the field in the Super Bowl for the third straight year. The Green Bay Packers played both teams back-to-back in weeks 8 and 9 this year, losing in Denver 29-10 and in Carolina 37-29. Green Bay's defense struggled in both games, but the offense had a big surge in the second half against the Panthers before falling just short in a comeback attempt.
Neither team's roster features any former Packers. In fact, the only significant connection to Green Bay on either coaching staff is on Carolina's sideline, as the Panthers' assistant defensive backs coach is Richard Rodgers, Sr., the father of the Packers' starting tight end. Rodgers had coached Carolina's special teams from 2012 through 2014.
Here are the details for Sunday's game.
Super Bowl 50
Date: Sunday, February 7, 2016
Time: 3:30 PM Pacific Time (5:30 PM Central)
Venue: Levi's Stadium
City: Santa Clara, CA
Point Spread: Carolina -5.5
Over/Under Total: 44.5