The stage was set for Super Bowl 50!
The surging Carolina Panthers offense was ready to take on the best defense in the NFL, the Denver Broncos. Peyton Manning, in search of his second Super Bowl had all eyes on taking down the league MVP, Cam Newton. This matchup was highly decorated, but all that was left was the game.
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CAR C. Newton: 18-41, 265 yards, 1 INT
DEN P. Manning: 13-23, 141 yards, 1 INT
CAR C. Newton: 6 carries, 45 yards.
DEN C.J Anderson: 23 carries, 90 yards, 1 TD.
CAR C. Brown: 4 receptions, 80 yards.
DEN E. Sanders: 6 receptions, 83 yards.
The Broncos defense was more than dominant last night making Newton very uncomfortable. Super Bowl MVP, Von Miller, forced two fumbles to set up Denver’s two touchdown’s. Their defensive line frustrated Cam Newton all night to carry themselves to a 24-10 victory.
Denver 34 yard FG – 3-0
Denver fumble recovery for TD – 10-0
Jonathan Stewart 1 yard TD run – 10-7
Denver 33 yard FG – 13-7
Denver 30 yard FG – 16-7
Carolina 39 yard FG – 16-10
C.J. Anderson 2 yard TD – 24-10
Total Yards: #Carolina 315, #Broncos 194.
Turnovers: #Carolina 4, #Broncos 2.
“This game was much like this season, testing our toughness, our resiliency, our unselfishness, said Manning.”
“It’s only fitting that it turned out that way.”
“I’ll take some time to reflect.” (Manning said, when asked about if this was his last game)
“I’m going to drink a lot of Budweiser tonight.”
“I feel very, very grateful. Obviously, it’s very special to cap it off with a Super Bowl championship.”
“It feels great, said Von Miller.”
“I did this for them. I put my neck on the line for those guys.”
Cam Newton seemed very stressed and “off of his game.” At his press conference, he stormed off the podium in frustration, many saying that it tested his character.
Congratulations to the 2016 Super Bowl Champions, Denver Broncos!
(Copyright 2016 Harrison Valentine)