Panthers keep pounding all the way to the Super Bowl

nfl-cam2The Carolina Panthers are going where no Coastal Carolina University product has gone before – the Super Bowl – times two.

Former Chanticleer Mike Tolbert scored a 2-point conversion and cornerback Josh Norman helped lead a strong defensive effort in the Panthers’ 49-15 victory over the Arizona Cardinals in Sunday’s NFC Championship Game at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte. They will face the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50 on Feb. 7 in San Francisco.

Carolina quarterback Cam Newton threw two touchdown passes and ran for two more for 382 total yards. The defense did the rest, shutting down the Cardinals and forcing six turnovers in the game. Arizona QB Carson Palmer threw four interceptions as a capacity crowd of more than 74,000 had plenty of reasons to cheer.

The Panthers (17-1) are headed to their second Super Bowl in franchise history and their first since losing to the New England Patriots 12 years ago. They will face a Denver team that is playing its second Super Bowl in three years, losing to the Seattle Seahawks two years ago.

Photo courtesy of Carolina Panthers

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