Broncos won Super Bowl 50 2016

On February 7, 2016, the Denver Broncos won their third Super Bowl. Super Bowl 50 was a battle between the explosive offensive of the Carolina Panthers and the Broncos’ defensive menaces led outside linebacker Von Miller.

Denver’s defense tied a Super Bowl record for sacks, accumulating seven on Newton. Their play spearheaded Miller’s ascension to Super Bowl MVP, as he totaled 2.5 sacks in the victory.

The Broncos’ defense held the Panthers to only 10 points, dominating the game to help Denver win the matchup 24-10. Peyton Manning’s curtain call was however what made this Super Bowl so special. Manning’s retirement speculation was rife before the Super Bowl. NFL fans generally accepted that Manning would play his last game in the championship match.

Manning delivered, but only modestly. The legendary quarterback completed 13 out of 23 passes for an impressive 141 yards and one touchdown. But managing the game was more difficult than expected because of the slippages in his play. Nevertheless, the Broncos’ overall performance capped a 12-4 season, resulting in a Super Bowl win.

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