Broncos Versus Panthers: Super Bowl 50 Follow-up

Everything you need to know about Super Bowl 50

By Kelley Bierkortte - 'Larry King Now'

Super Bowl 50

Super Bowl 50 proved to be all about the Broncos defense. Two forced fumbles, four Panthers turnovers, and seven sacks led to the Broncos' 24-10 win. 

Quarterback Peyton Manning shares, "I'm just glad I'm on the same team as our defense and glad I don't have to play against them... No question our defense led the way." Although Manning is Denver's starting QB, all the credit goes to the defensive line. 

Broncos linebacker, Von Miller was named game MVP after six tackles, two and a half sacks, two forced fumbles and a pass defensed. In the first-quarter, Miller stripped the ball from Panthers QB Cam Newton which then rolled down to the goal line. Malik Jackson - Broncos defensive tackle - jumped on the ball for the 10-0 lead. 

In the final minutes of the game, Miller once again stripped Newton of the ball setting the Broncos up for another Panthers turnover when safety T.J. Ward jumped on the ball. The play led to Denver's first offensive touchdown of the night and a final score of 24-10. 

Cam Newton was less than excited to answer questions at the post-game press conference. Newton answered merely a few questions with short responses before ultimately walking out. 

When asked to explain his disappointment, Newton delivered his longest response of the night. He said, "They just played better than us. I don't know what you want me to say. They made more plays than us, and that's what it came down to. We had opportunities. There wasn't nothing special that they did. We dropped balls, we turned the ball over, gave up sacks, threw errant passes. That's it. They scored more points than us."

Following Newton's walkout, football hall-of-famer Deion Sanders criticized his actions. "You are the face of our brand right now. You can't do that. I understand the emotion of losing. You can't do that. A Manning, a Brady, all of those guys who have been prototypical guys would never do that," Sanders said. "You can't be dabbin', smiling, styling and profiling when you win, so this is how you go out when you lose?" 

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