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ICYMI: Denver Broncos Wins Super Bowl 50 Over Carolina Panthers
- Updated: February 8, 2016
In what may be Peyton Manning’s swan song, The Denver Broncos played with plenty of heart and were rewarded with the franchises third World Championship with 24-10 victory over the Carolina Panthers Sunday night in Super Bowl 50.
Super Bowl 50 MVP Von Miller and the impenetrable Denver defense harassed Panthers quarterback Cam Newton all game Sunday, and the Broncos made enough big plays for Manning’s 200th and perhaps last.
“This game was much like this season has been, testing our toughness, our resiliency, our unselfishness,” Miller said. “It’s only fitting that it turned out that way.”
In emulating his Broncos boss, John Elway, the 39-year-old Manning can ride off with the Lombardi Trophy after leading Denver to its third NFL title and first since 1999, when Elway was the quarterback.
“I’ll take some time to reflect,” Manning said when asked if this is the end. “I got a couple priorities first. I’m going to go kiss my wife and my kids. I’m going to drink a lot of Budweiser tonight.”
Cam Newton was sacked six times, and receiver Ted Ginn Jr. went down once on an aborted trick play. If Miller wasn’t torturing Newton, DeMarcus Ware was. Ware had two of the seven sacks, which matched the most by a team in the Super Bowl.
“We dropped balls,” Newton said while slouched in a chair with little interest in explaining the outcome in a post game press conference, which he later walked off from. “We turned the ball over. We gave up sacks. We threw errant passes. That’s it.”