Bronco’s 7 sacks, 4 turnovers, takes Super Bowl 50

Frank Sumrall, Staff Writer

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The Denver Broncos defense tore apart the Carolina Panther offense en route to a dominating 24-10 victory in Super Bowl 50 Feb 7 at Levi Stadium.

Von Miller was named Super Bowl MVP after a huge performance, sacking Carolina quarterback Cam Newton 2.5 times, forcing two fumbles that led to Denver’s only touchdowns.

It was a defensive slugfest on both sides throughout the contest. Peyton Manning finished with 141 yards passing with one interception for a passer rating of 56.6. League MVP Cam Newton threw for a passer rating of 55.4. Newton threw for an abysmal 44 percent.

Denver’s defense shined all year, carrying the team to the playoffs. The Denver defense sacked Newton seven times on 12 hits and forced errant throws despite open receivers.

While Manning didn’t carry the team to the win, his career ended on the highest note. Manning added to his already overwhelming resume by becoming the oldest quarterback to win a Super Bowl at age 39, and becoming the only quarterback to win a Super Bowl on two different teams.

This win gives him 200 in his career, most all time, and finally a winning record in the postseason [14-13], a demon he faced his entire career.

Manning now walks off into the sunset from his 18 year career. “Don’t make an emotional decision” former Manning coach Tony Dungy told him. Manning can enjoy his win now and decide on his future later.

 

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