Defence wins Championships as Manning goes out a Champion
DENVER BRONCOS 24 CAROLINA PANTHERS 10
Carolina won the toss and elected to give Denver the ball. Denver Quarterback Paytin Manning made them pay by building a good first drive which ended in an Brandon McManus Field Goal to give Denver the lead. Carolina Quarterback Cam Newton and his top rated offense got off to a miserable start with Von Miller and DeMarcus Ware causing all sorts of problems. This forced the first touchdown with Von Miller stripping the ball from Newton and Malik Jackson recovered on the goal line to get the first TD of the Superbowl giving Denver a 10-0 lead at the end of the first Quarter.
Denver 10 Carolina 0
Newton finally gets something going on offence with a 73 yard drive ending in a 1 yard Touchdown run from Jonathan Stewart. Kony Ealy picked off Manning for an interception but Carolina did not take advantage. The subsequent punt was returned by Mario Addison for 61 yards which set up good field position from which Denver extended their lead through another McManus field goal. With Carolina trying to get a score before half time, the final play ended in Newton being sacked by Ware allowing Denver to go in ahead by six at half time. The traditional half-time show featured a collaboration between Coldplay, Bruno Mars and Beyonce.
Denver 13 Carolina 7
Denfences were on top in the third. Carolina’s best drive was the first of the second half, moving into field goal range but Graham Gano hit the uprights and the ball went wide of the posts. Manning managed one positive drive hitting to passes to Emmanuel Sanders setting up another McManus field goal, the only score of the third quarter. beyond that there were a lot of three and outs with both Quarterback struggling to move the ball. It meant Denver had a two score lead going into the final fifteen minutes
Denver 16 Carolina 7
With time running out Cam Newton was continuing to struggle to find any rhythm, the only positive was the Carolina defence were also playing well enough to keep them in the game. Newton did engineer a drive which allowed Gano to score a 39 Yard Field Goal to cut the lead to six points. The key moment came with Von Miller stripping Newton again and TJ Ward recovered and took the ball down to Carolina’s 4 yard line. From there Denver got over due to a 2 yard CJ Anderson run. Manning then hit Bennie Fowler to complete a two point conversion. There was just time for Ware to sack Newton again in the first Superbowl with no passing Touchdowns since Dallas beat Buffalo in Superbowl 28. Denver take their third title and lay the memory of being thrashed by Seattle two years ago. Carolina are still trying to win the big one.
Denver 24 Carolina 10
MOON OF LIBERTY SCOREBOARD
Superbowl 50 – At The Levis Stadium, Santa Clara, California
Denver Broncos 24 – Carolina Panthers 10
MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MAN OF THE SUPERBOWL – Von Miller (Denver Broncos)
CHAMPIONS – Denver Broncos Win Superbowl 50