Broncos Trample Panthers In Super Bowl 50
The Denver Broncos, led by their dominating defense defeated the Carolina Panthers 24-10 in Super Bowl 50.
As the old saying goes, "defense wins championships," and they sure did last night. Denver's defense stifled the Carolina Panthers high powered offense the entire game.
Eventual Super Bowl MVP Von Miller had 6 tackles, 2.5 sacks, and a pair of forced fumbles; both of which resulted in the only Bronco touchdowns. Miller and the Denver pass rush blitzed 25 times in Super Bowl 50 (second most all-time), and got to Cam Newton six times, seven total, tying a Super Bowl record. During their historic playoff run, the Broncos defense held quarterbacks Ben Roethlisberger, Tom Brady, and Cam Newton to one TD pass, while holding each team under 20 points.
Denver became the first team ever to have less than 200 yards on offense to win a Super Bowl, proving just how dominating their defense was. Broncos QB Peyton Manning, who likely played in his last NFL game, captured his 200 career win, the most in NFL history. Manning threw for 141 yards on 13/23 passing and an interception.
On the losing side was Newton and the Panthers who were manhandled on offense all night. Newton threw for 265 yards on 18/41 passing with 2 fumbles and an interception.
This is Denver's third Super Bowl title and first since HOF'er John Elway won back-to-back Super Bowl's in 1997 and 1998.