In order to take pressure off Peyton Manning, Denver's defense and running game must perform well. Carolina sports one of the NFL's best run defenses. Which team will come out on top when Denver runs the ball?
Former general manager Marty Hurney had his share of draft misses, but the Carolina Panthers set their Super Bowl course in 2011 when Hurney and first-time coach Ron Rivera wore out their research staff and settled on the only logical No. 1 pick, Cam Newton.