In his first season with the Panthers, Ginn caught 36 passes for 556 yards and five touchdowns, his best season to that point. He finished 19 of 28 for 335 yards, two touchdowns and an interception.
Ginn, after spending the 2013 season with the Panthers, signed a three-year deal with the Cardinals in 2014.
Ginn, who set up the touchdown with a 33-yard punt return, took a pitch from Newton and ran around the left end, then cut back across the field and eluded tacklers to reach the end zone. He finally found pay dirt through the air Sunday against the Patriots and finished 17-of-32 for 176 yards and two touchdowns. Panthers wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery said Ginn didn't talk much about retribution during the week, but he could tell his buddy was ready to play.
Quarterback Cam Newton was not the only Carolina Panthers player performing like Superman on Sunday as the brilliant pass-and-run threat teamed up with his mates to soar into the Super Bowl.
He came out firing on Sunday, connecting with Daniels for a 21-yard touchdown pass midway through the first quarter.
"It's a great honor to be going back to the Super Bowl - playing Super Bowl 50", Manning said. He's leaving behind his camera. "We are not going just to take pictures", Cam Newton said Sunday after leading the Carolina Panthers into the big game with a 49-15 rout of Arizona for the NFC championship. "It was just tough for us to get into a rhythm".
The Broncos have a superior defense, but Newton showed he can perform against a talented defense when he ran for two touchdowns against a Cardinals unit that had allowed only one to opposing quarterbacks all season. The age difference between Manning and Newton has developed into a storyline, and Super Bowl 50 is becoming a matchup of old school vs. new school. "Just a lot of unorthodox things, and we just weren't very sound in our defense today". I'm excited. But we're not done yet. And they were in contention for home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs until losing at home in a blowout to the Seahawks in the regular-season finale to finish with the NFC's No. 2 seed behind Carolina. "We put Carolina up at -5.5, and it was quickly bet down", Kornegay said.
"When I was growing up", said All-Pro linebacker Luke Kuechly, who had a 22-yard interception return touchdown to give Carolina the most points in an NFC championship, "it was Peyton Manning and the Colts putting up big numbers". The Broncos have gone to the Super Bowl seven times under owner Pat Bowlen, tying New England's Robert Kraft for the most in National Football League history....
While the Broncos' defense carried it past New England 20-18 for the AFC crown, Carolina's D was just as destructive.
Coleman recorded two of the four interceptions. NOTES: The previous meeting between teams came with Carolina winning 27-16 in the wild-card playoff round last January.