I've been thinking about this for two weeks and almost forgot to post:
I feel like Carolina is the better, more well rounded team. I picked against them a lot all season and they continuously proved me wrong -- that is, except for one week when I picked them to win and they lost.
Then again, this could be Peyton Manning's swan song. This has been the worst year of his career statistically but he's made the throws when he had to, and it's feeling like he could ride out as a champion.
On my friend Andy's podcast I picked Denver to win.
But in the spirit of always hedging my bets....
Carolina 23, Denver 10
LAST WEEK: 0-2
SEASON TO DATE: 163-103
LAST SEASON AT THIS TIME: 184-82