Are you ready for some football? The Arizona Cardinals face the Carolina Panthers for the NFC Championship on Jan. 24. The winner goes on to Super Bowl 50 while the loser heads home. This is going to be good and HollywoodLife.com wants you to see every moment. Click to watch!
Cam Newton, 26, and the Carolina Panthers have enjoyed a near-flawless NFL season and are itching to play in the 2016 Super Bowl. However, Carson Palmer, 26, and the Arizona Cardinals stand in the Panther’s way of football glory. Will Arizona claim the NFC championship or will Carolina clip the Cards’ wings and end their Super Bowl dreams?
The NFC title will be decided on Jan. 24, when the Cardinals fly to the Bank of America Stadium in beautiful Charlotte, North Carolina. The winner will face either the New England Patriots or the Denver Broncos at Super Bowl 50. The game kicks off at 6:40 P.M. so be prepared to see this amazing football showdown!
The Panthers will host the NFC title game for the first time in franchise history, according to the Los Angeles Times, and this will be the first time two Heisman-winning quarterbacks have faced each other in a NFL playoff game. Carson won the trophy in 2002 and Cam took it home in 2010.
The Panthers come into this game with only one loss to their name, and Cam is the only player in the NFL’s history with 30-plus passing touchdowns and 10-plus rushing touchdowns in a season. He’s a future Hall of Famer, for sure, but what Cam really wants is a Super Bowl ring.
Carson and the Cardinals had one of the most exciting playoff games in recent memory, according to CBS. It looked like Arizona was going to win, 20-13, but an unbelievable “Hail Mary” pass by Packers QB Aaron Rodgers, 32, forced the game into overtime. After a bizarre coin toss where the coin didn’t flip, the Cardinals gave the ball to Larry Fitzgerald, 32, who ran it in for a touchdown. Cards win!
Though the Red Sea were able to put away the Packers, they’re in for a huge challenge with the Panthers. Carolina hasn’t lost at home for over a year. Plus, Cam’s first career start came against the Cardinals, per CBS, and his first career playoff win came against the Cards, too. Will Cam’s first trip to the Super Bowl come after beating the Cardinals?
We’ll have to see. Who do you want to win this game, HollywoodLifers? Are you calling it for Carolina or are you cheering on the Cardinals?