Five Super Bowl storylines to watch

Thu Feb 4, 2016 8:27pm EST
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(Reuters) - Five storylines to watch for Sunday's Super Bowl between the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers:


Future Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning has given no public indication that Super Bowl 50 will be the final game of his NFL career, but it makes sense to think it probably will, especially if his Broncos win.

Manning, who turns 40 in March, is one of the best signal callers in NFL history by most statistical measures and is the league's only five-time Most Valuable Player.

Already a Super Bowl champion, perhaps the only criticism of Manning is his postseason record since he owns the record for most playoff losses with 13, including two in the title game.

But a victory in his fourth Super Bowl appearance would come at the end of what was the worst statistical regular season of his career during which he temporarily lost his starting job due to injuries that limited his throwing ability.

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February 2, 2016; Santa Clara, CA, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) addresses the media during a press conference prior to Super Bowl 50 at Santa Clara Marriott. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports