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Panthers, Broncos Advance to Super Bowl

From left, Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton celebrates after the NFL football NFC Championship game in Charlotte, N.C., and Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning waves to spectators following the NFL football AFC Championship in Denver, Jan. 24, 2016.

This year's Super Bowl will be a matchup between the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos, after each won Sunday to earn their spot in the U.S. National Football League's championship game.

Carolina quarterback Cam Newton threw two touchdowns and ran for two more as he led the Panthers to a dominating 49-15 win over the Arizona Cardinals.

The result was nothing new for Carolina, which lost just one game all year while Newton turned in what most presume will be a league Most Valuable Player performance.

In the 50th Super Bowl, held February 7 in Santa Clara, California, Newton will face a former MVP, Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning.

The Broncos this season have relied on one of the league's strongest defenses, including in Sunday's 20-18 win over the New England Patriots.

The 39-year-old Manning has had a roller coaster year that included missing games due to a foot injury and being benched for poor play. But he has been solid enough in the playoffs to get Denver back to the Super Bowl, something he won in 2006 with the Indianapolis Colts.