Sunday, February 7, 2016

Denver Broncos' Dominating Defense Defeats Carolina Panthers in #SB50

Honestly, I thought Cam Newton was going to make the Broncos look like old ladies, but I was pleasantly surprised.

Man, the Broncos defense seriously shut them down. It's was just staggering.

At the Los Angeles Times, "Broncos rely on defense to beat Panthers in Super Bowl 50":

Peyton Manning triumphantly completed what could be his final season with a Super Bowl title.

The Hall of Fame-bound quarterback can thank the Denver Broncos defense for making it possible.

Linebacker Von Miller on Sunday led an onslaught that threw NFL most valuable player Cam Newton off his game and gave the Broncos a 24-10 victory over the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 at Levi’s Stadium.

Miller, voted the game’s most valuable player, forced two fumbles, one that defensive end Malik Jackson recovered in the end zone for a touchdown, C.J. Anderson rushed for a touchdown and Brandon McManus kicked three field goals as the Broncos won the Super Bowl for the first time since winning consecutive titles in the 1997 and 1998 seasons.

The victory gave Manning his second championship in four Super Bowl appearances. The Broncos finished with a record of 15-4. They are now 3-5 in Super Bowl games.

Broncos Coach Gary Kubiak, a longtime Broncos backup to legendary quarterback John Elway, won the title in his first season. Elway won his first title as the franchise’s general manager.

The Broncos sacked Newton seven times. Miller had 2 1/2 sacks and linebacker DeMarcus Ware had two.

Manning completed 13 of 23 passes for 141 yards, with an interception.

Newton completed 18 of 41 passes for 265 yards, with an interception and two fumbles. The Panthers finished the season with a record of 17-2.

The Broncos led, 13-7, at halftime and benefited from some good luck early in the third quarter...
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