Denver Broncos scripted a perfect win at the Levis Stadium. The departing Payton Manning couldn’t have had a better farewell than that. It was quite a spectacle at the Levis Stadium and to top it off, Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Bruno Mars, and Cold Play, engaged the audience in some electrifying performances.
The WGNTV quoted, “A 2-yard rushing touchdown from running back C.J. Anderson — in addition to a defensive score and three field goals from kicker Brandon McManus — gave the Denver Broncos a 24-10 win over the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 in front of 71,088 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California.”
The 39-ear-old Manning had already hinted about his retirement in a recent interview and the win gave him a perfect platform to bid adieu to the sport.
On the other hand the Carolina Panthers didn’t quite face a defence like the Broncos. Carolina had the best offense but that didn’t help them overwhelm the Broncos. Everything went right for the Broncos.
Super Bowl wasn’t just about the Broncos victory. Jordan Norwood created a Super Bowl history. According to the CBS Sports, “Norwood had spent the last two years out of football before landing with the Broncos this season, and narrowly missed being the first player to ever return a punt for a touchdown in the Super Bowl. He just settled for the longest punt return in Super Bowl history instead.”
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Mario Addison, for the Panthers, came way back to down Norwood. The source quoted, “That turned seven points into three for Denver, as the Broncos settled for a field goal on the ensuing drive to stretch their lead to 13-7.”
NFL honoured all the previous Super Bowl MVPs. Peyton Manning was in the locker room and didn’t come to receive the honour but didn’t stop the huge roar from the crowd, as the source put it.