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The MMQB on Super Bowl 50

A Super Bowl Redo

After experiencing the gut-punch of Super Bowl XLVIII in New York, two Broncos fans made Super Bowl 50 a family affair and experienced joy in more ways than one

A Regretful Super Bowl Sunday

From Cam Newton’s shaky throws to Mike Shula’s chess-match loss to blocker who couldn’t win one-on-one, a look back at what went wrong for a number of Panthers who had their worst game of the season

Miller, Money and Metallica

The Super Bowl is over and the circus has left San Francisco. Let’s take a second to reflect on everything we learned about the Broncos’ health, the Panthers’ problems and the sheer size of those burritos in The Mission 

What’s Next for the Panthers

There’s plenty of reason for optimism in Carolina after Super Bowl 50—as long as the Panthers’ weaknesses, exposed dramatically by Denver, are taken seriously for 2016 and beyond

‘We Read Them Like a Book’

Defensive coordinator Wade Phillips and his unit utilized ‘green-dog’ blitzes and an extra lineman to overwhelm Cam Newton and a Panthers offense that had no answers in Super Bowl 50

All Writers

The MMQB’s Greatest Hits

Ed Werder and His Family: The Hard News

Ed Werder has become a fixture in the NFL while covering stories for ESPN. The news away from his job—concerning his daughter and her husband—has been much tougher to handle

A Better Man, the Better Way

A member of the Dolphins’ famed Killer B’s and the 1983 NFL defensive player of the year, Doug Betters suffered a catastrophic injury on the ski slopes that left him paralyzed from the torso down. Being in a wheelchair changed him—but not his adventurous way of life in the wilds of Montana

Sweetness and the Scout

Relentlessness. Intensity. Hard-headed commitment. The qualities that Chargers scouting director Kevin Kelly looks for in a prospect are the same he saw in his mentor, Walter Payton, with whom he struck up an unlikely friendship on a fateful night in an empty gym as an awestruck teenager

Why Jim Brown Matters

To his football heirs—from Barry Sanders to Adrian Peterson—he’s the one player by which their own greatness is measured. To those who played with and against the Cleveland Browns legend, his prowess, intensity and intellect remain awe-inspiring. Fifty years after walking away from the game at his peak, he still towers over the NFL. Yes, he was just that good

Breaking Real Bad: Inside the Sam Hurd Drug Case

On Nov. 13, former Cowboys and Bears receiver Sam Hurd faced possible life in prison for drug trafficking. Was he the cocaine kingpin the government made him out to be, or the victim of an overzealous prosecution and excessively harsh narcotics laws? An exclusive 22-month investigation reveals how it all went wrong for one of the NFL’s most promising and well-liked young talents—and why there was more to Hurd’s downfall than we were led to believe

Voice of the Fan

A Super Bowl Redo

After experiencing the gut-punch of Super Bowl XLVIII in New York, two Broncos fans made Super Bowl 50 a family affair and experienced joy in more ways than one

Business of Football

The Manning-Favre Exit

Great quarterbacks often go out less than willingly. Peyton Manning, however, has the chance to leave on his own accord like another all-timer did—at least, temporarily

Open Field

The Blitz Is Back! (Maybe)

Some NFL trends—more passing, more shotgun, and a blurring line between 3-4 and 4-3 defenses—become ensconced in the game. Others fade away, like the Wildcat or the read-option. Here are five emerging trends to watch coming out of the 2015 season

Open Field

How Super Bowl QBs View Cam’s Choice Not to Dive

Cam Newton has been under fire for not appearing to attempt to recover a fumble late in Super Bowl 50. Rather than pile on, we asked four men who took snaps on the NFL’s biggest stage to see what they’d have done

The MMQB Podcast

The MMQB Podcast: Super Bowl Analysis

Robert Mays and Andy Benoit analyze how the Broncos defense was able to overwhelm Carolina en route to a 24-10 victory and look at what could come next for both these teams in the wake of the big game

Deep Dive

A Regretful Super Bowl Sunday

From Cam Newton’s shaky throws to Mike Shula’s chess-match loss to blockers who couldn’t win one-on-one, a look back at what went wrong for a number of Panthers in their worst game of the season

The MMQB Mailbag

And the Kickoff Game Is...

The Broncos will open the 2016 season at home on a Thursday night. Here’s a ranking of who Denver’s opponent might be. Plus my thoughts on the Cam Newton fumble, the Johnny drama and answers to your email

Super Bowl 50

Miller, Money and Metallica

The Super Bowl is over and the circus has left San Francisco. Let’s take a second to reflect on everything we learned about the Broncos’ health, the Panthers’ problems and the sheer size of those burritos in The Mission