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Super Bowl 50: 2016 presidential candidates' picks

At Saturday's debate in New Hampshire, GOP presidential candidates choose sides ahead of Sunday's 50th Super Bowl game
Republican presidential candidates pick their Super Bowl 50 teams 00:45

The Carolina Panthers are heavily favored going into the Super Bowl Sunday afternoon - at least among the 2016 Republican candidates.

The candidates were asked to make a prediction on the big game during Saturday night's GOP debate. Everyone but former neurosurgeon Ben Carson made a pick -- and some offered their reasons. Here's what they had to say:

Ohio Gov. John Kasich: "Carolina's going to win that one. I hate to say it. But they're going to win that one."

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush: "Peyton Manning is supporting me. And I'm for Denver."

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio: "Well, I was going for Peyton Manning, but now I'm rooting for Carolina."

Businessman Donald Trump: "Carolina."

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz: "With an eye to February 20th, Carolina."

Carson: "With 100 percent certainly, I will predict the winner -- it will either be Denver or Carolina."

New Jersey Gov. Governor Christie: "Denver."

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