The Denver Broncos are going back to the Super Bowl.
After beating the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship game, the Broncos earned their spot in Super Bowl 50. They'll play the Carolina Panthers, the winner of the NFC Championship game Sunday evening.
The Broncos, and quarterback Peyton Manning, are hoping to write a very different narrative than Super Bowl XLVIII when the Broncos lost to the Seattle Seahawks 43-8.
This will be the Broncos eighth Super Bowl appearance. The Broncos have won twice and lost five times. The Broncos haven't won a Super Bowl game since current Broncos General Manager John Elway was the team's quarterback. Elway led the Broncos to back-to-back Super Bowl victories in the 1997 and 1998 seasons.
During the 1997 and 1998 seasons, one of the members of the Broncos coaching staff was Gary Kubiak -- the Broncos current head coach.
Kubiak has been to six Super Bowls as a player or coach, according to the Denver Broncos. The team said Kubiak was part of three World Championship staffs (S.F., 1994; Den., 1997-98) as a quarterbacks coach or offensive coordinator.
This will be Peyton Manning's fourth Super Bowl appearance. He led the Indianapolis Colts to the Super Bowl in 2006 and 2009. Manning was voted Super Bowl XLI MVP (2006 season) after leading the Colts to their first World Championship since 1970 in a 29-17 win over the Bears.
Super Bowl 50 will be played on Sunday, Feb. 7.
Only four teams have been to the Super Bowl eight times -- the Patriots, the Cowboys, the Steelers and now the Broncos.