Shawn Drotar and special guest host Ryan Edwards are counting down the hours before the Denver Broncos take on the Carolina Panthers in the highly anticipated Super Bowl 50 rematch to open the 2016 NFL season.

The Broncos come into the game with some major unknowns, specifically first-time starter Trevor Siemian. Edwards says Siemian needs help from the offense because there will be jitters in his first game, especially one on national TV. Edwards believes a strong run game, controlling the clock and controlling possessions will be key for the Denver offense. Drotar agrees, citing fullback Andy Janovich and tight end Virgil Green as two of the most important figures in Denver’s offense Thursday night.

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