Denver’s suffocating defense kept Cam Newton jittery all day. Despite wearing gold shoes before the golden Super Bowl, Newton couldn’t finish off a dynamic season in which he was the league’s MVP.
Miller twice stripped him, once for a touchdown, the second time setting up a clinching TD. Denver’s top-ranked defense, the one that ran roughshod over Tom Brady in the NFC championship, simply wouldn’t let Newton get comfortable.
It was the Broncos defense that brought this team to the triumphant win! Manning, at 39, is the oldest starting quarterback in Super Bowl history. Going into Sunday, he hadn’t confirmed if Super Bowl 50 would be his last game.
Manning, who threw several dangerous, unsteady passes throughout the game, could not get his team into the end zone then, but he did enough to set up a 30-yard Brandon McManus field goal that put Denver ahead, 16-7
Von Miller completed this season and the night becoming the Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl 50.