NFL.com and NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport has his thoughts on the game:
Why this game is intriguing: Finally last week -- for the first time since mid-September -- the Panthers won. Finally, we saw a smiling, non-slumping Cam Newton and a coach in Ron Rivera who believed he'd found a way. But for how long? In come the surging Broncos and Peyton Manning, who might offer a lesson or two in how to be professional winners. This balanced Broncos attack should have no problem getting after the injury-plagued Panthers defense.
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