Super Bowl XVII champ tells us why Carolina Panthers are the likely winners this Sunday

Ex-Seattle Seahawks linebacker Peter Cronan chats to Off The Ball ahead of Super Bowl 50

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A Super Bowl 50 patch is shown on the jersey of Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas as he speaks to reporters in Santa Clara, Calif., Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Former Super Bowl-winning American football player Peter Cronan is tipping Carolina Panthers to win this year's edition.

The 61-year-old ex-Seattle Seahawks line-backer, who won American football's showpiece decider with Washington in 1983, joined Off The Ball ahead of this Sunday's Super Bowl 50 between the Panthers and Denver Broncos.

"I think the Carolina Panthers are going to win," he said adding that the Broncos quarter-back was off the spot in their previous game.

"I think that's exactly what Carolina are going to do to Denver and if you do that, you one-dimensionalise them and the Panthers will win this football game."

Cronan also shared his memories from his career and of Super Bowl XVII when he was part of the Washington side which beat Miami Dolphins 27-17 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.