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Panthers rout Cardinals 49-15 to set Super Bowl matchup with Broncos

Panthers rout Cardinals 49-15 to set Super Bowl matchup with Broncos

Superman is headed for the Super Bowl.

He's taking the Carolina Panthers with him.

Cam Newton threw for two touchdowns and ran for two others, and Carolina's big-play defense stifled the league's top-ranked offense in a 49-15 romp Sunday for the NFC championship. It was the most points for a winner of an NFC title game.

The NFL's new top man at quarterback — Newton is an All-Pro this season — will lead the Panthers against five-time MVP Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos in two weeks.

"Playing the sheriff," Newton said of Manning. "We're going to live in the moment right now. We're going to be excited."

It will...

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