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Panthers' Jared Allen is 100 percent ready to go for the Super Bowl

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Jared Allen was sat out of the Carolina Panthers' NFC Championship game two weeks ago against the Arizona Cardinals by head coach Ron Rivera due to a foot injury.

The Panthers won with ease in that game to advance to this weekend's Super Bowl 50 clash against the Denver Broncos at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, for the Vince Lombardi trophy.

The defensive end is now training with no limitations and said at the Super Bowl Opening Night he feels 100 percent ready to go for the big game in a couple of days time, according to Kevin Patra of Around the NFL.


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"I feel great," Allen said. "Honestly, I feel, hopefully, I'll be a tremendous factor in this game. So, as far as physically, 100 percent ready to go, just preparing like normal."

While Rivera has taken a more cautious approach by not making any decision on the 33-year-old before the end of the week, Allen was able to practice on Monday with the rest of the Panthers roster, which is a promising sign.

Despite having 136 career sacks, the pass rusher has only managed to take down Peyton Manning once throughout his 12 seasons in the league. He hopes to bring the Broncos quarterback to the ground for a second time in the Super Bowl but understands it will be tough due to how quickly he releases the ball.

He said: "He gets rid of the ball so fast, he's so smart, he knows where the ball is going before he even snaps the ball. So, I've hit him a bunch of times, that counts, right?"

With the Super Bowl on the line, Allen will be trying to move a little bit faster on Sunday to try and catch Manning as much as possible before he throws the ball.

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