The Denver Broncos have taken Super Bowl 50 with a dominant defensive performance, beating the Carolina Panthers 24-10 at Levi’s Stadium.
— Denver Broncos (@Broncos) February 8, 2016
Denver lead 10-0 in the opening quarter, and maintained their composure throughout. They lead 13-7 come half-time before a Carolina field goal notched the score up to 16-10. It was all downhill for the Panthers thereafter, as a series of heavy sacks mooted any offence Carolina were mounting, meaning Denver get to lift the Vince Lombardi Trophy for the first time since their back-to-back 1997-1998 wins.
— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) February 8, 2016
That means Broncos’ living legend / quarterback Peyton Manning has notched up a record 200 career W’s; this is his second Super Bowl success too, after taking the trophy in ’06 with the Indianapolis Colts.
On the other side of the field, and on the other side of a career: Panthers talisman Cam Newton, whose mercurial showing in the regular NFL season was nullified today. This season’s MVP struggled hard against a ravenous Broncos defence, leading to a couple of brutal fumbles for Carolina’s young gun / notable dabber.
That mess-up lead to the Broncos scoring another touchdown; Von Miller, the bloke who cruelly nudged the ball from Newton’s hands, was named Super Bowl MVP.
Thus concludes the pinnacle of American sportz. Until next year, when the entire world returns their curious gaze to the odd, fascinating, fantastic U.S interpretation of the lil’ game of football. Congrats, all.
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