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CJ staff Super Bowl 50 predictions and prop bets

Since there's only one game to pick this week, we decided to have a little fun and try our hands at a few of the prop bets that go along with the big game.

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This is it, dear friends. Our last morsel of football of the 2015-2016 NFL season is just hours away. Unfortunately, this last bit doesn't include our Cincinnati Bengals, but it is football nonetheless. While the majority of us don't have a strong rooting interest in the game, there are some intriguing storylines in the game with Peyton Manning possibly riding off into the sunset, Cam Newton possibly climbing into the conversation as one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL, Thomas Davis playing with a bionic arm, and more.

Right now, Las Vegas strongly favors the Carolina Panthers, to the tune of a 5.5 point spread favoring them. Only two of our contributors went against Vegas' pick. Both the Broncos and Panthers feature incredible defenses, however, the Panthers' offense with Newton at the helm poses much more of a threat than any Manning-led offense right now.

Without further ado, here are our picks for the game as well as some prop bets! Unlike traditional prop bets that are under/over or yes/no, we went with a more precise route, for fun.

Game/Prop Jason Alex Scott S Rebecca Mickey Scott B Kyle Alberto Cody
DEN @ CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR DEN CAR CAR DEN
Will Peyton Manning announce his retirement in the postgame interview? No No No No No No No No Yes
Will Peyton Manning be seen crying at any point during the entire broadcast? Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No No No
How many times will "dab" or "dabbing" be said by the announcers during the broadcast? 9 13 5 7 8 10 Simms will say it 10-20 times and Nantz will say it once. 4 3
Will Mike Carey be wrong about a challenge? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Does a bear sh*t in the woods? Yes No Yes
3 3 16 12 18 17 13 7 3
How many times will Archie Manning be shown on TV during the broadcast? 4 4 2 3 2 14 4 3 5
How many times will John Elway be shown on TV during broadcast? 7 7 2 3 5 12 7 5 5
What color will the liquid be that is poured on the winning coach? Orange Orange Clear Blue Clear Orange Clear What color Gatorade is? Blue
Which song will Coldplay play first during the halftime show? Clocks (SCREW YOU ALEX) A terrible one Who is Coldplay? Adventure Of A Lifetime Amazing Day A Britney Spears cover song Speed of Sound Green Eyes? Who the hell is Coldplay, get Eric Church out there!
Over Over 10,014,012 Over 12 million 9,000,000 25.3 million All of them A zillion is a number? Over 12 million
Will the coin toss land on heads or tails? Tails Tails Heads Heads Tails never fails If it flips, Heads Tails Heads Tails
Team to score first in the game CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR DEN CAR DEN CAR
Will the team that scores first win the game? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Total Team Points - Carolina Panthers 31 20 28 24 35 20 34 23 24
Total Team Points - Denver Broncos 20 7 17 21 24 31 20 12 28
Which will be the highest scoring quarter? 1st 1st 4th 4th 2nd 3rd 2nd 3rd 2nd
Will either team score 3 unanswered times in the game? Yes No No No No No No Denver No
Longest touchdown yardage in the game Over Over 41 55 35 42 47 yard pick six by Kuechly 47 yards
Will either backup QB take a snap in the game? Yes Yes No No Yes No No No No
Who will be the Super Bowl MVP? CAAAAAYUM Ted Ginn Jr. Cam Newton Cam Newton Peyton Manning Luke Kuechly
Will Peyton Manning throw a pick-6? Yes Yes No Yes No No Yes Yes No