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Super Bowl opinion poll

The Carolina Panthers are 5½-point favorites over the Denver Broncos and the total is 45 in today's game. A survey of opinions from Review-Journal staff members, other media, oddsmakers and professional handicappers:

Keep it basic: Super defense gives Broncos edge

Despite all of the hype that mainly involves Cam Newton, Peyton Manning and the hundreds of propositions, for me, the Super Bowl 50 matchup comes down to the basics. One of those tried and true, basic principles is that defense usually wins big games, and this Denver defense is something special.