A look ahead at a few storylines we can get ready for in preparation for Super Bowl 50:
The Cardinals, with a Super Bowl victory, would give a ring to a surefire Hall of Fame WR in Larry Fitzgerald, and a ring to former USC Heisman winner Carson Palmer, likely adding credence to the idea that his talent was wasted in Cincinnati and making us all wonder what could have been. Bruce Arians would win his first as a head coach but he has had much success over the years as an offensive coordinator.
The Panthers, with a Super Bowl victory, would give a ring to several defensive veterans, Jared Allen and Charles Tillman specifically. It would also give one to former Auburn Heisman winner Cam Newton, who likely will receive the MVP at the NFL Honors. Beyond that it would give a ring to Ron Rivera as a coach, already having won as a player and having been to the Super Bowl as a defensive coordinator.
The Broncos, with a Super Bowl victory, would also give several veterans their first ring, namely Demarcus Ware and Aqib Talib. Obviously it would also give Peyton Manning his second ring, making him the only QB to ever win two rings with two different teams. Gary Kubiak would also get his first ring as a head coach.
The Patriots, with a Super Bowl win, would be the first team to win back-to-back Super Bowl games since the Patriots did it the last time. It would be the second ring for most players on the roster, the fifth ring for Tom Brady which would be a record, and seventh overall for Bill Belichick, also a record in the modern era.