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Super Bowl 50: The battle over the line

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) and the offense huddle during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Buffalo Bills on Friday, Aug. 14, 2015, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Heather Ainsworth) Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) and the offense huddle during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Buffalo Bills on Friday, Aug. 14, 2015, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Heather Ainsworth)
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

There are just four days to go before the Carolina Panthers take on the Denver Broncos for Super Bowl 50 and the battle over the line of scrimmage could make or break the game.

We're matching up the Panthers offensive line against the Broncos' front seven.

Carolina's offensive line is led by Ryan Kalil at center. The big men up front helped the Panthers running game finish second in the league with 142 yards per game in the regular season. In the postseason, that average increased to 148 yards a game.

In the passing game, the Panthers' offensive line was in the top 15 with 38 sacks allowed during the regular season.

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Quarterback Cam Newton is one of the best counters to a great pass rush with his ability to extend plays and the Panthers will likely need that help.

The Broncos are coming off a stellar performance in the AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots.

Von Miller and Demarcus Ware helped to hit Tom Brady 20 times and sacked him four other times. That's the most hits on any quarterback this season.

Denver also led the league with 52 sacks during the regular season.

The front seven is great at stopped the run game, allowing just 83 yards per game during the regular season.

If the Broncos can neutralize Cam and the Panthers running game, it could be a long day on offense for the Cats.

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