Super Bowl 50: Denver Broncos defeat Carolina Panthers 24–10
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
On Sunday, thedefeated the in by a score of 24–10. The game, played at in in front of 71,088 spectators, marked the Broncos' third Super Bowl victory and their first since 1999. Entering the game, the Panthers had lost only once in the , while the Broncos won 12 of their 16 games.
The Panthers kicked off to start the game, and the Broncos scored first with' 34-yard . After both teams exchanged punts, the Broncos scored again when linebacker stripped the ball from , forcing him to , and the ball was recovered by in the endzone to result in a Denver touchdown. In the second quarter, the Panthers scored a touchdown when running back jumped over the goal line. The two teams punted again on their next drives. The second turnover of the game occurred when Bronco forced to fumble, with recovering; however, the Broncos failed to capitalize when was by . The half ended with the Broncos leading 13–7. In the second half, the Panthers had a chance to narrow the margin to three points, but kicker 's 44-yard field goal attempt hit the goal post's right upright. Afterwards, Denver increased the score with McManus kicking a 30-yard field goal. On the next series, Newton led the Panthers' offense to the Broncos' 28-yard line, but was intercepted by . Denver and Carolina both subsequently punted. Afterwards, Manning was by Ealy and fumbled; Carolina took advantage with Gano's 39-yard kick to make the score 16–10. Unfortunately for the Panthers, Miller forced Newton to fumble at the Panthers' four-yard line and Ward recovered. With 3:08 left in the game, Denver's sealed the game with a two-yard touchdown run, followed by Manning's to .
Miller ended the game with six tackles, 2.5 sacks and two forced fumbles and was awarded the. Manning, who is the oldest quarterback to start a Super Bowl at the age of 39 and is rumored to have played his final game in the , completed 13 of 23 passes for 141 yards with an interception and a lost fumble. The Broncos recorded only 194 yards, the fewest by a Super Bowl winner.
The game's festivities featuredperforming the national anthem. After the second quarter, performed the with former Super Bowl performers and . Coldplay opened the show with " " and " ", followed by a performance of " " with Mars. Afterwards, Beyoncé performed her new song "Formation" and joined Coldplay and Mars on stage to end the show.
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