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Top 6 Super Bowl 50 Matchups the NFL Will Be Rooting For

Super Bowl 50 is coming up! And they are even dropping the roman numerals for the occasion. For many, your team of choice may be out. The following teams remain in the hunt on the AFC side: Steelers, Patriots, Chiefs, and Broncos. On the NFC side, the Seahawks, Panthers, Packers, and Cardinals remain. What matchups would the NFL prefer? This is an important event; and all of these teams have been there before. Since there aren’t any big market teams left, the match-ups with history will likely draw the most interest.  If the NFL had its choice, who would they invite?

ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 06: Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos at AT&T Stadium on October 6, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Peyton Manning

  1. Denver versus Green Bay

This is a rematch of Super bowl XXXII, which the Broncos won (they don’t always lose Super bowls) 31-24. This was a close game throughout, and the heavily favored Packers were defeated at the end when Terrell Davis scored the go ahead touchdown in the last two minutes.  Who knows, maybe Peyton can come through one last time to end his career on a high note?


  1. Arizona versus Pittsburgh

A rematch of Super Bowl XLIII, one of the most exciting Super bowls in recent memory. Larry Fitzgerald was amazing in that game, and Ben Roethlisberger was clutch at the end. We will just have to put up with those terrible towels!


  1. Carolina vs New England

Super Cam versus Brady. This is a rematch of Super bowl XXXVIII, considered to be one of the greatest Super Bowls of all time. Cam Newton is the obvious MVP of the league this year, and matching the new with the old is going to bring up some great storylines. Both teams have great Offenses, so it would likely be very high scoring.

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) passes against the Indianapolis Colts in the second quarter of the NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

  1. Seattle vs Pittsburgh

It was a wild game between these two teams earlier this year, with the Seahawks barely coming away with a victory. Roethlisberger vs Wilson makes for a great promo, and this is also a rematch of Super bowl XL. This one is guaranteed to be entertaining and maybe even have some controversy on the officiating side.


  1. New England versus Seattle

This would be a rematch of last years’ Super bowl, and would likely draw a lot of interest. Seattle would be going to their 3rd straight Super bowl, and the Patriots, frankly, are always in it. Will Brady get his 5th ring? Will the Seahawks get revenge? Will the Hawks give it to Marshawn this time? Will New England fans get to bask in the glow of victory again, or do Hawks fans get redemption for one of the most heartbreaking losses in Super bowl history?

KANSAS CITY - SEPTEMBER 28: Quarterback Damon Huard #11 of the Kansas City Chiefs drops back to pass during the game against the Denver Broncos on September 28, 2008 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. The Chiefs defeated the Broncos 33-19. (Photo by: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

  1. Green Bay versus Kansas City

A rematch of the very first Super bowl! You couldn’t write a script better than that. This, is the obvious feel good match-up the NFL is rooting for. They could have a field day referencing back to the very first match-up; Bart Starr has now been replaced by Aaron Rodgers; Len Dawson for Smith, etc. They could also do segments tracking the fate of both franchises from then until now.

So here they are; the top match-ups everyone wants to see in between commercials!

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