UnitedHealthcare Health insurance that includes all Western PA hospitals
Monday January 30 2023
Leave this field empty.

Broncos defense keys upset of Panthers in Super Bowl 50

PSR Logo
A stifling defense, led by Von Miller and Demarcus Ware, forced four turnovers and lifted the Denver Broncos to a 24-10 upset of the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50.

If this was Peyton Manning’s career swan song, then Von Miller and the Denver Broncos defense made sure that it was a memorable one. Miller led the charge as the Broncos recorded seven sacks, forced four turnovers and scored a defensive touchdown to beat the Carolina Panthers by the score of 24-10 Sunday night at Levis Stadium in Super Bowl 50.

Miller had two and a half sacks and forced two fumbles that led to scores.

The first came was in the first quarter when he sacked and stripped the newly minted NFL Most Valuable Player Cam Newton. Broncos defensive tackle Malik Jackson recovered the ball in the end zone for a touchdown to put the Broncos ahead 10-0.

The second sack, strip, fumble was in the fourth quarter with the Broncos nursing a 16-10 lead with the Panthers at their own 25. Miller got Newton again on a play that resulted in T.J. Ward recovering the ball on the four yard line.

C.J. Anderson scored on a two yard run two plays later where he churned his legs and broke tackles by Luke Kuechly and Thomas Davis to seal the game to clinch Denver’s third Super Bowl championship.

Manning went 13 for 23 for 141 yards and an interception for the Broncos, but he managed the game well enough to win with an incredible defense. Defensive coordinator Wade Phillips earned his first Super Bowl championship after coaching in the NFL for 39 seasons.

Miller was named the Super Bowl MVP, but you could have made a case for Ward, who also had an interception and Demarcus Ware, who had two sacks on Newton.

Newton went 18 for 41 for 265 yards and an interception and Jonathan Stewart had 12 carries for 29 yards and the only touchdown of the game for the Panthers, who were seeking their first Super Bowl championship.

As good as a story as Manning winning a second trophy is, that would not have been done without one of the best performances by a defense in a Super Bowl.

Twitter: @bwalkerdadon

Share
PSR VIDEO
See video
Full size video and summary... Misc YouTube Player 1 Penguins TV Channel
See video
Full size video and summary... Misc YouTube Player 2Penguins TV Channel
See video
Full size video and summary... Misc YouTube Player 3Penguins TV Channel
Josh Bell had not hit a walk-off home run since he was a member of the Altoona Curve in 2015. He changed that Friday with a soaring shot for the left field loonies.
Custom 1North Shore Notes
Francisco Cervelli is as passionate about the current state of Venezuela as anybody you'll find. Last month, the Pirates' catcher spoke passionately about the movement, his country's state of affairs and the future of Venezuela.
Custom 2North Shore NotesPress Room
Gustav Nyquist and Jimmy Howard led the way for the Red Wings, who landed Pittsburgh its fourth straight regulation loss.
Blue LineCustom 3Press Room
Monday night was more than a game. For Jameson Taillon, it was another heave in an ongoing push to liberation from a disease that can break down the toughest of men.
Custom 4North Shore NotesPress Room