Broncos smother Newton, Panthers en route to 24-10 win in Super Bowl 50
The Denver Broncos are your Super Bowl champions.
Behind a stifling defensive effort, the Denver Broncos smothered the Carolina Panthers en route to a 24-10 victory, capturing their third Super Bowl title in franchise history.
Broncos linebacker Von Miller captured MVP honors, as he racked up six total tackles, 2.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, two QB hits and a pass defended. Miller set up the opening touchdown of the game when he strip-sacked Newton in close to the end zone, resulting in Malik Jackson recovering the ball for a defensive touchdown.
The stats were really nothing to write home about, as both defenses kept the action muddied and monotonous for much of the game. But for those of you that love that side of the game, they dominated the scene in Santa Clara, especially Denver's. Although the Denver offense was nothing to write home about.
#Broncos 194 total yards are the fewest for any Super Bowl winner. 2000 #Ravens had previous fewest of 244
Peyton Manning went 13-for-23 for 141 yards no touchdowns and an interception, while Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was bottled up all day, going 18-for-41 for 265 yards, no touchdowns and one interception. Newton racked up just 45 yards on the ground.
The Broncos defense put in an all-time performance on the biggest stage of them all, and through an improbable season, they remain alone on the mountaintop when the dust settles.
Now, we're On To 2016. See you in Houston at Super Bowl LI on February, 5, 2017.