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10:27 p.m. EST - Denver had just 194 total yards. Carolina had 315 total yards. But the Panthers turned the ball over four times. The Broncos defense was stellar.
10:25 p.m. EST - Manning completed 13 of his 23 passes for 141 yards. The 39-year-old is being interviewed by Tracy Wolfson. She asked him about reflecting, but still no word on retirement. Manning says "time to reflect."
10:23 p.m. EST - It's official, the Broncos have defeated the Panthers, 24-10.
10:22 p.m. EST - One second remaining. Broncos have won Super Bowl 50!
10:20 p.m. EST - Kubiak doused with Gatordade. You have to figure that Manning deserves the next Gatorade shower.
10:19 p.m. EST - Manning walks off the field. Receives a shower of congratulations.
10:18 p.m. EST - Anderson runs the ball, but short of the first down. Clock ticking down. Broncos closing in on their third Super Bowl title.
10:16 p.m. EST - Carolina take their last time out with 1:46 left. Broncos will run the ball again, for sure.
10:15 p.m. EST - Denver has ball with 1:57 remaining. CBS cameras have shown the Vince Lombardi Trophy.
10:13 p.m. EST - Broncos take over after Panthers punt. Denver defense has been spectacular. Newton was hurried all game. Seven sacks for Denver.
10:11 p.m. EST - DeMarcus Ware with a big sack. Panthers are on their own five yard line.
10:09 p.m. EST - 3:08 remaining. Panthers will take over on the 20 yard-line on the touchback. Newton needs to work some magic here.
10:08 p.m. EST - The two-point conversion is converted. Manning to Fowler makes it 24-10 in favor of the Broncos. Three minutes remaining, and things are not looking good for Carolina. Panthers were 5.5 favorites.
10:07 p.m. EST - After review, the touchdown is confirmed.
10:05 p.m. EST - Anderson runs it for a touchdown! Broncos up 22-10 and will go for two.
10:05 p.m. EST - Broncos throw on third down, and get bailed out on a pass interference. Automatic first down on the two yard line.
10:03 p.m. EST - Broncos running on consecutive plays to eat the clock. Panthers call time out. Denver ready to kick a field goal and essentially clinch the Super Bowl.
10:01 p.m. EST - Von Miller does it again! Forces Newton to fumble, and Ward recovers. Wow!
— Tennessee Football (@Vol_Football) February 8, 2016
10:00 p.m. EST - Panthers taking over on their own 24 with 4:51 left.
9:59 p.m. EST - Broncos punting after three consecutive running plays. Only get two yards.
9:58 p.m. EST - Anderson and Hillman with running plays, but Panthers defensive allow just one total yard on two plays. Clock under six minutes.
9:56 p.m. EST - Manning taking over with 7:07 remaining. Denver doesn't have an offensive touchdown all game.
9:54 p.m. EST - After a batted down pass, Newton completes to Cotchery but short of the first down. Punting situation on 4th and 3.
9:52 p.m. EST - Panthers with yet another false start. Brings up 2nd down and 15. Less than 8 minutes remaining.
9:50 p.m. EST - Broncos forced to punt after incompletion from Manning on 3rd down and six.
9:47 p.m. EST - Broncos taking over at the 24. Might be a drive with C.J. Anderson getting some important carries. He has 74 yards on 14 carries.
9:43 p.m. EST - Panthers convert field goal, cuts Broncos lead to 16-10.
9:41 p.m. EST - Panthers with a false start on Michael Oher on 3rd Down and 5 with less than 11 minutes. Brings up 3rd and 10 at the 21.
9:40 p.m. EST - 12 minutes remaining in the game, and the Panthers driving with two solid gains.
9:37 p.m. EST - Panthers with the ball after the fumble recovery. Turnovers certainly the main story of this game. Manning fumbled the ball on consecutive plays. His last one is devastating, as the Broncos were close to field-goal range. Ealy forced the fumble. He has three sacks.
9:35 p.m. EST - Panthers recover a Manning fumble!
9:33 p.m. EST - Miller looks like the MVP entering the 4th quarter. Key stats: Newton has completed just 14 of his 31 attempts and has an interception. Broncos have five sacks for 47 yards.
9:30 p.m. EST - The Broncos go into the fourth quarter up 16-7 with the ball.
9:29 p.m. EST - Denver's defensive line has been as good as advertised. Cam is taken down on third down, getting sacked for the fifth time today. Von Miller wreakin' havoc.
9:26 p.m. EST - Ginn has four catches this quarter for 74 yards. He'll need to make a few more catches for Carolina to get back in this.
9:21 p.m. EST - Denver runs on third and 17 and is forced to punt. Ginn is tackled at the Carolina 34-yard line, but Panthers defensive back Tre Boston is hit with a personal foul.
9:20 p.m. EST - Down goes Peyton. Third and long for Denver. Carolina's defense keeping them in the game.
9:18 p.m. EST - The interception was tipped by Ginn, allowing Ward to grab it. That's three turnovers for Carolina tonight.
9:17 p.m. EST - Cam has plenty of time, but he throws a pick to T.J. Ward. Ward fumbles the ball near the end zone, but Denver recovers.
9:15 p.m. EST - Jonathan Stewart gives Carolina a first down as he rumbles past the 30-yard line. This is exactly what Carolina needed.
9:14 p.m. EST - On the first play after the Denver field goal, Newton fires a 42-yard pass to Brown. Newton stood in the pocket and took a hit as he made the play.
9:09 p.m. EST -
Broncos and Panthers are both 7-0 this year when recording 4+ sacks in a game. No other team had done it 7 times. Tonight? DEN has 4, CAR 2.
— Football Perspective (@fbgchase) February 8, 2016
9:08 p.m. EST - A touchdown would have been huge, but the McManus field goal puts Denver up 16-7. With the way the Broncos are playing defense, it won't be easy for Carolina to make up these nine points.
9:07 p.m. EST - Once again, Denver's offense fails in the red zone. A short run and two incomplete passes result in another field-goal attempt.
9:04 p.m. EST - Manning hits Sanders, who takes it to the 17-yard line. Sanders was wide open, and Manning won't miss on those throws.
9:04 p.m. EST - Starting the drive on the Denver 34, Manning hits Emmanuel Sanders who goes down at the Carolina 41.
9:03 p.m. EST -
Graham Gano: 1st missed FG in the Super Bowl since Shaun Suisham in Super Bowl XLV (2010 season).
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) February 8, 2016
9:01 p.m. EST - So thats two special teams blunders for Carolina.
9:00 p.m. EST - Cam throws the ball out of bounds, unable to get the holding call he was hoping for on third down.. Gano misses a 44-yard field goal that hit the upright. It's still 13-7 Denver.
8:59 p.m. EST - It's 3rd and 11 for the Panthers at the 26-yard line. Carolina needs the MVP top come through here.
8:57 p.m. EST - Cam to Ginn again. A 14-yard pass gets Carolina the Panthers a first down at the Broncos 25-yard line.
8:53 p.m. EST - Long pass play to Ginn. Carolina in Denver territory after the biggest offensive play of the game. Big time throw by Cam.
8:52 p.m. EST - The second half is underway. The Panthers will start at the 20-yard line after a touchback.
8:46 p.m. EST -
— Barstool Sports (@barstooltweets) February 8, 2016
8:44 p.m. EST - Best commercial of the night with Alec Baldwin, Dan Marino, Missy Elliott and Jason Schwartzman. Super Bowl 50 has gotten much more entertaining since the game stopped.
8:41 p.m. EST - Now, theyre's showing clips of old halftime shows. This is probably one of the better halftime shows of the past few years.
8:39 p.m. EST - Some people are having a great time!
— Rob Perez (@World_Wide_Wob) February 8, 2016
8:36 p.m. EST - Now Beyonce is out, performing on the field, not the stage.
8:35 p.m. EST - Here comes Bruno Mars. He killed it at the Super Bowl two years ago.
8:31 p.m. EST - Viva La Vida was the favorite to open the halftime show. Cool entrance for Coldplay.
— NFL (@NFL) February 8, 2016
8:28 p.m. EST - I really hope the halftime show is more entertaining than the first half.
— Kimberley A. Martin (@KMart_LI) February 8, 2016
8:24 p.m. EST - Von Miller was the first-half MVP with four tackles and a sack that forced a fumble.
8:23 p.m. EST - This is the first time all year that Carolina has trailed at halftime. Poor clock management down the stretch and too many turnovers...but they are just down six points and they'll get the ball to start the half.
8:22 p.m. EST - All in all, an ugly half. Cam faced constant pressure, being sacked four times. Newton is 8-19 for just 95 yards and a fumble. Manning wasn't any better, going 9-16 for 76 yards and an interception.
8:20 p.m. EST - Cam is sacked for a 10-yard loss. Carolina has no timeouts and the half ends. Denver goes into the locker room up 13-7.
8:18 p.m. EST - On third down, Newton rushed for a first down. There are 18 seconds left and the Panthers are on Denver's 45-yard line. Cam has five rushes for 46 yards.
8:16 p.m. EST - Cam buys time on third down and slings it to Funchess for a 24-yard pass. First down at the Carolina 41-yard line with 55 seconds left.
8:13 p.m. EST - Cam scrambles on first down but is tackled after a short gain. He has 40 rushing yards on four attempts.
8:09 p.m. EST - Now Denver goes three and out. Neither offense making big plays. Already three turnovers. The Broncos have failed to convert their last seven first downs.
This is basically a perfect cap on a terrible NFL season.
— Bryan Gibberman (@Gibberman10) February 8, 2016
8:07 p.m. EST - With 3:17 left in the half, Denver has the ball on their own 20.
8:06 p.m. EST -The Broncos had a field-goal opportunity to go up two scores. But their defense bails them out as Carolina goes three and out. The Broncos are getting good pressure on Cam.
8:04 p.m. EST - Manning throws an AWFUL interception on third down. Picked off by Kony Ealy, who returns it to Carolina's 39-yard line.
8:03 p.m. EST - C.J. Anderson has seven rushes for 58 yards. Providing most of Denver's offense.
8:02 p.m. EST - C.J. Anderson with an impressive 34-yard run, breaking a tackle from Luke Kuechly.
8:01 p.m. EST -
Mike Tolbert hadn't fumbled since 2011. He's fumbled twice today.
— Josh Katzenstein (@jkatzenstein) February 8, 2016
7:59 p.m. EST - Carolina has fumbled twice and allowed a 61-yard punt return. They are giving Denver this game.
7:58 p.m. EST - On the very next play, Mike Tolbert runs for a first down, but he fumbles the ball. Denver recovers, and the Panthers' drive ends.
7:57 p.m. EST - The Panthers get an extra 15 yards because of a late hit. Carolina has the ball on their own 49-yard line.
7:56 p.m. EST - Cam runs for the first down and fumbles, but the refs say he was down.
7:54 p.m. EST - With the longest punt return in Super Bowl history and a fumble recovery that resulted in a touchdown, Denver should be up by double-digits. But Carolina's defense has made two big red-zone stops, and they can take the lead with a touchdown.
7:52 p.m. EST - McManus is now 9/9 on field goal attempts for Denver his postseason. The Broncos are up 13-7 with 6:58 remaining in the second quarter.
7:51 p.m. EST - Jared Allen tackles C.J. Anderson to force a fourth down. Denver goes for it, and it looks like Anderson has it this time. But a holding penalty negates it and the Broncos must kick a field goal.
7:50 p.m. EST - After a 61-yard punt return, Denver has 3rd and 1 on Carolina's five. Denver calls a timeout to talk things over.
7:48 p.m. EST - BIG return for the Broncos. It looks like Carolina thought it was a fair catch, but Norwood returns it to the Carolina 14-yard line.
7:47 p.m. EST - Big stop for Denver. Darian Stewart breaks up a pass over the middle on third down. Denver getting the ball back.
7:46 p.m. EST - Carolina tries some trickeration that fails. A backward pass to Ted Ginn results in nothing as Ginn was looking to throw it downfield.
7:43 p.m. EST - Josh Norman drops a pick, and Luke Kuechly forces a drop with a hit. Two of the best defensive players in football give Carolina the ball back with good field position coming. Demaryius Thomas is shaken up after being leveled by Kuechly.
— Michael Shamburger (@mshamburger1) February 8, 2016
7:40 p.m. EST - Carolina wins the challenge. Denver has the ball at their own 13-yard line. 2nd down and 17.
7:39 p.m. EST - Steve Harvey in a commersial mocking his Miss Universe performance. Good for him. He's even more likeable now.
7:38 p.m. EST - Carolina uses their final challnege here. They're gonna get a sack on Manning as a result, but this is very early in the game to be out of challenges.
7:36 p.m. EST - Great touchdown celebration.
_born to hand jive, baby_ https://t.co/a0xspf4oD2
— Lana Berry (@Lana) February 8, 2016
7:33 p.m. EST - Talib gets an offside penalty on the extra point. He's got three penalties already. 10-7 Denver with 11:25 left in the second quarter.
7:32 p.m. EST -Jonathan Stewart seems fine despite that foot injury. He gets the one-yard touchdown run as he leaps over the pile. 10-6 Denver, extra point pending.
7:31 p.m. EST - Carolina knocking on the door. A first down pass to Corey Brown, and facemask gives the Panthers the ball at the one-yard line.
7:30 p.m. EST - Cam doing work now. He's run twice for 23 yards, and he hits Greg Olsen for a first down to Denver's 15-yard line.
7:27 p.m. EST - Second quarter begins with a long run for Cam. First down Carolina at Denver's 47.
7:25 p.m. EST - Trailer for another Bourne move. Matt Damon is back. An underrated movie triology.
7:23 p.m. EST - Cam hits two passes to end the first quarter. Second down upcoming for the Panthers.
7:22 p.m. EST - If you have 0,0 for your Super Bowl box you're about to win the first quarter.
7:21 p.m. EST - On third and 3, Luke Kuechly sacks Manning at the five-yard line. Ginn is tackled on Carolina's 41-yard line after the punt. 10-yard penalty on an illegal block in the back.
7:18 p.m. EST - Here's a look at the sack that has Denver up 10-0. Miller had 2.5 sacks in the AFC Championship Game and he already has one today. He was drafted second in the 2011 draft right after Newton.
— NFL (@NFL) February 8, 2016
7:17 p.m. EST - Cam has missed on a few passes, and the Broncos' pass rush is getting to him. Peyton might not have to do much to win this game.
7:16 p.m. EST - On third and 4, Cotchery can't hold onto a potential first down when he's hit. Carolina punts it to the 12-yard line.
7:15 p.m. EST - Stewart is questionable to return with a left foot injury. That's a big blow to their running game.
7:14 p.m. EST - Taunting penalty by Aqib Talib gives Carolina a first down. Horrible mistake. Denver has been dominating and now the Panthers have new life.
7:13 p.m. EST - Cam is sacked on third down at Carolina's 30-yard line. The Panthers have to punt. Things not going the Panthers' way.
7:11 p.m. EST - Carolina barely avoids disaster when Mike Tolbert fumbles the ball, but he quickly recovers.
7:10 p.m. EST - The Broncos needed a strong pass rush to win and they've gotten that so far. Halfway through the first quarter things are looking good for Denver.
7:09 p.m. EST - Von Miller forced the fumble. Recovered by Malik Jackson. Denver goes up 10-0.
7:08 p.m. EST - Jonathan Stewart limps off the field after running for no gain on second down. On third down, Cam is sacked and fumbles! Denver recovers in the end zone for a touchdown.
7:06 p.m. EST - Carey says it should be ruled a catch. Not surprisingly, he's wrong. Not sure the refs got that one right. Carolina might have gotten screwed there.
7:04 p.m. EST - Time to see if the "Will Mike Carey get a challenge wrong" prop bet hits! My bet is yes.
7:03 p.m. EST - We have our first challenge of the day. The refs say Jericho Cotchery didn't hold onto a pass that went about 25 yards, but that looks good to me. The Panthers might win this.
7:02 p.m. EST - Agreed, although the Jungle Book trailer looked decent.
Bad commercials so far. #SB50
— Dan Rafael (@danrafaelespn) February 8, 2016
7:00 p.m. EST - A 50-yard punt leaves Carolina with bad field position.
6:59 p.m. EST- Manning connects with Anderson on third and short, but he's got nowhere to go. Big tackle by Thomas Davis, broken forearm and all.
6:56 p.m. EST - Cam missed an open receiver on second down. The Panthers seemed a little out of sorts on that first drive.
6:55 p.m. EST - Big stop for Denver. They have no chance to win if Carolina jumps out to a big lead.
6:53 p.m. EST - Cam has so much time on third down. Completes a pass to Greg Olsen but the spot is just short of a first down. Punt coming.
6:52 p.m. EST - Let's see what kind of pressure Denver puts on Carolina, The Broncos are 12-1 when they hit the quarterback seven times, but Newton hasn't been hit more than six times once this year.
6:49 p.m. EST - Scott Baio and Willem Dafoe star in two of the first three commercials. Wasn't expecting that.
6:48 p.m. EST - Manning and the Broncos moved the ball pretty well. The quarterback went 4-6 for 47 yards. Carolina made the stops when they needed to.
6:46 p.m. EST - Denver plays it real safe on 3rd and 13. Short pass to the 17-yard line. McManus hits a 34-yard field goal to give the Broncos the lead.
6:45 p.m. EST - Three straight runs for Denver. 2nd down and 13 for the Broncos on Carolina's 17.
6:42 p.m. EST - Peyton completes a big third-down conversion to Caldwell. Denver is in Carolina territory. He's completed three of four passes.
6:41 p.m. EST - Two plays, two complete passes. 2nd and 4 for the Broncos on their own 44-yard line.
6:41 p.m. EST - Denver returns it to the 20-yard line. We're off!
6:39 p.m. EST - Won't be shocked if Denver wins, but if they do, it'll be because of the defense. Not Peyton.
My Super Bowl 50 pick: Broncos 27, Panthers 24 ... I'm betting Peyton Manning has one last moment of greatness in his right arm.
— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoNYDN) February 7, 2016
6:36 p.m. EST - Carolina picks tails. It's tails. The Panthers choose to defer.
6:32 p.m. EST - Lady Gaga kills it with the national anthem performance. Looks like it just went under 2 minutes and 20 seconds.
6:23 p.m. EST - Denver's on the field. Now just the coin toss and the national anthem stand in the way of the last football game of the season.
6:20 p.m. EST - Here come the Panthers out onto the field. Steph Curry out on the field hyping the crowd before the players come out.
— Rob Perez (@World_Wide_Wob) February 7, 2016
6:18 p.m. EST - The sharps seem to be on Denver, while the betting public is backing Carolina. No betting favorite has covered the point spread since 2011.
6:13 p.m. EST - Every MVP gets cheered...except for Tom Brady. Deion Branch gets a few boos too.
6:08 p.m. EST - Still 20 minutes away from kickoff, but nearly every Super Bowl MVP ever is headed onto the field during the pregame ceremony.
6:02 p.m. EST - A record 114.4 million people watched last year's Super Bowl. There's a good chance tonight's game will break the record.
5:55 p.m. EST - If the Broncos win, Manning will become the first quarterback to win a Super Bowl with two different teams. He's 1-2 in Super Bowls.
5:48 p.m. EST - Cam Newton is the favorite to win the MVP at -125. Manning is second at +300. It's hard to imagine one of the quarterbacks not winning the award.
5:41 p.m. EST - Peyton Manning could be in for a rough day. He's facing an elite pass defense, and he's thrown for just 398 in two playoff games.
Passing Yards - Over/Under:
Peyton Manning o/u 235.5 yards
Cam Newton o/u 232.5 yards
— RJ Bell (@RJinVegas) February 7, 2016
5:38 p.m. EST - The over/under stands at 44 points. Only five of Carolina's games haven't totaled 44 points. Denver has the NFL's best defense.
5:34 p.m. EST - Everything is expensive at the Super Bowl. A beer costs $13 at the game. Water costs $7.
— Jimmy Traina (@JimmyTraina) February 7, 2016
5:30 p.m. EST - We're about an hour away from kickoff. The Panthers are now five-point favorites at Las Vegas sportsbooks.
After five months, the last day of the NFL season is finally here with the 2016 Super Bowl. The Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos meet in Super Bowl 50 in what has been a highly anticipated matchup.
With a combined 17-1 record in the regular season and playoffs, the Panthers enter the game as 5.5-point favorites over the 14-4 Broncos. Cam Newton leads Carolina a day after being named the league MVP, and Peyton Manning starts for Denver in what could be the final game of his illustrious career.
Carolina scored more points than any NFL team in the regular season, and they totaled 80 points in two postseason games. The Panthers have the sixth-ranked defense, and the Broncos rank No.1 overall in total defense. Teams that lead the NFL in total defense and reach the Super Bowl are 9-2 in the big game.
It’s the second time in franchise history that the Panthers are in the Super Bowl, and they have never won a title since entering the league in 1995. The Broncos won back-to-back championships in the 1998 and 1999 seasons, and they have a 2-5 record in Super Bowls.
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