Broncos defense throttles Panthers to win Super Bowl 50

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Peyton Manning — assuming he’s going out — is going out in style.

He’s also going out without having to do all that much.

The Broncos quarterback got his perfect finish, leading his team to a 24-10 win over the Panthers in Super Bowl 50, though it was a dominant defense that did the hard work.

The Broncos harassed Panthers quarterback Cam Newton throughout the night, sacking him six times, forcing three turnovers and limiting him to something far less than the kind of MVP performances he’s turned in all year.

That meant all Manning had to do was not mess it up and enjoy the moment. Even a pair of turnovers weren’t enough to spoil things, as the five-time Most Valuable Player won his second Super Bowl title.

The Broncos didn’t score an offensive touchdown until the game was well-decided, a late touchdown run by C.J. Anderson, Manning did throw a two-point conversion, a coda for a wonderful career which wasn’t reflected in anything else he did the rest of the night.

Manning finished the game a meager 13-of-23 passing for 141 yards, allowing others to carry him to a title. But while it was similar in theme to John Elway’s get-out-of-the-way-and-hand-it-to-Terrell-Davis strategy to win a pair of Super Bowl titles to end his career, many quarterbacks could have won this game.

For the Panthers, the loss unravels a storybook season, which included a 14-0 start, a single loss and plowing through the NFC playoffs with relative ease.

But their lack of dependable pass-catching targets came back to haunt them, as Jerricho Cotchery and Ted Ginn were plagued by drops, which is unusual for Cotchery. The Panthers were able to cover up the loss of Kelvin Benjamin to a training camp ACL for the entire season, but struggled to get anyone open throughout the night.

That included tight end Greg Olsen, who was not much of a factor throughout the night, thanks to a Broncos defense designed to take him out (with cornerback Aqib Talib often in coverage).

The Panthers also made numerous special teams miscues, from a missed field goal to allowing a 64-yard punt return when it appeared they thought Jordan Norwood had called for a fair catch.

Those mistakes were too much to overcome, regardless of who was quarterbacking the other team.

244 responses to “Broncos defense throttles Panthers to win Super Bowl 50

  1. The media’s story will be- “Peyton Manning goes out on top”

    Don’t be fooled.

    The real story here is- Wade Phillips, Super Bowl MVP, League MVP, all around genius of the entire universe carries Denver to Championship.

    Wow, best defensive coordinating in league history!

  2. and the Cam worshipers are proven wrong

    Cam:
    – consistently had pressure in his face which he’s never seen before
    – consistently threw off target
    – was flustered the entire game
    – and showed how lack of work ethic gets trumped by experience and a traditional franchise QB… I didn’t once see him working on the next drive when he was on the sideline

    Cam got exposed for the college option, non serious QB he is… college QBs always fail in the NFL

    I was wrong, it wasn’t Broncs by 5, it was 14

  3. The funny thing is, that game cemented Peyton’s legacy as an AWFUL postseason QB. Truth hurts…

  4. You all can suck it no one thought that the broncos would stand a chance but look how thingo turn out. The sherif rides off in the sunset!!

    GO BRONCOS!!!!!!!!!!

  5. I’ll remember this game as Manning’s last, as a game where the Broncos should have won by more, and as a game where the lasting image of Newton is him convulsing on the ground trying to draw a flag for roughing the passer. Broncos have been one of the best teams for a few years and recognized when to push for a SB with Manning. Panthers are a good team with a clutch level that is not high and with a QB who needs to grow up.

  6. look at this. all the cameras on peyton, despite him doing absolutely nothing. von miller single handedly won this game. Broncos would have won this game with Curtis Painter in there.

  7. Who’s the happiest man on the field? Maybe Evan Mathis? He may have taken less money but I’m sure he’s glad to be where he is now instead of Philly.

  8. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HOW BOUT THOSE BRONCOS?!?!?!? WHERE ARE ALL THE DOUBTERS AND HORRIBLE DISSES? BRONCOS

  9. Congratulations Broncos and there Fans. You guys were doubted all week and all year. I think this was Mannings Last Hurrah! I happy he went out on top like he deserved! The Seattle Seahawks will see you in the SuperBowl next season! WERE COMING FOR THAT TROPHY! Enjoy and well deserved folks you guys absolutely deserved this SB!

    – GO HAWKS
    SB 51 CHAMPS!

  10. I didn’t see Cam Newton do any dances today. Well played game by the Denver D…went just as I thought…and Cam Newton just showed us again he is a SORE LOSER!

  11. Loser Patriots fans can go pound sand, Peyton is greater than Brady in every conceivable way, plus he never cheated. Take your asterisks and go home, losers!

  12. Congrats Broncos.

    That’s 2 games in a row tons of people were picking you guys to get steamrolled and it didn’t happen.

    What a defense.

  13. From a Pats fan, and it pains me to say it, but congratulations to the World Champs. You earned it.
    Lets hope we see you in the season opener with a healthy team.

  14. Congrats to Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos. Will be the ONLY Super Bowl Cam plays in! When we beat the Broncos in the same way, Peyton didn’t show the cry baby image Cam showed. He won’t bounce back mark my words! Good Job DENVER!

    Signed Seahawk fan.

  15. I know Denver has an impressive defense but what happened to Carolina’s defense. That did not look like the same team I saw all year. The offense couldn’t get anything going all game long. Congrats Denver.

  16. This was the battle of defenses. Love Peyton but he should not be the MVP. Can’t believe these 2 teams are the best. It’s like watching the grass grow…

  17. badguy711 says:
    Feb 7, 2016 10:26 PM
    For all the talk of a 15-1 Regular Season, I can name 50 Teams that accomplished more than yours Panther Fans

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    When did the NFL get 51 teams?

  18. Congrats Bronco fans, that D shut down two really good offenses in the last two games…and played exceptional all yr long….should go down as one of the great D of all time….impressive how they held Carolina and the Pats without a score when they were in the red zone several times…..Congrats to Manning, though I am not a fan I appreciate what you brought to the game, nice way to end a career…and love that Ware got him a ring after Jerry didn’t want to pay him anymore, should have retired a Cowboy and a member of the ring of honor for sure…….use this for motivation next yr Cam and hopefully you have a WR who can catch the ball in a big game….

  19. I warned you panther fans who thought you’d run away with it. I thought Carolina would pull it off late and it was setting up that way with a similar score to my pick of 18-13, but that Denver defense was just special this year and wasn’t going to lose. Every time the top defense plays in the Super Bowl, they win. Maybe people should stop picking against them regardless of the offenses.

  20. Did y’all see that expression on Eli[te] Manning’s face… like: “Dad, how did you manage to get Carolina to throw the game?” — or “Geez… looks like Peyton’s gonna tie me for SB wins :-(“

  21. Two great teams with two great QB’s met today the Old lion on his way out and the Young Lion coming into his own. Peyton didn’t have to do a lot today, and Cam couldn’t both due to Denver’s superb Defense.

  22. There are 2 words to describe the entire NFC: “weak sauce” there isn’t a team in the NFC that could win a division in the afc, including the south. The Panthers ripped through the NFC and got clownstomped by the Broncos even with a manning being a shadow of himself. The afc is now the better conference by a wide margin

  23. How classless is Newton. I’ve never seen a QB laying in the sidelines because he was getting best. The guy is crude.

  24. Bears fan who was pulling for Chico and the Panthers but 10 pts and 4 turnovers deserves the loss. Cam and the entire Carolina offense were brutal.

  25. Worst Super Bowl I’ve ever seen, the halftime show was way better than the game and the commercials…something I thought impossible.

  26. Hate the Broncos, but they won it & I can respect champions. I put Peyton in that pantheon with Derek Jeter and Magic Johnson of class guys from the hated arch rival. We got see Peyton Manning & Tom Brady play each 17 times. 17 greatest games of their careers. Don’t hate, appreciate it, everyone. We’ll see a lot more football, but we’ll never see that again

  27. Constipation diarrhea ads about sums up what you just witnessed as a very lousy not so Superbowl to bad all the poor suckers who clydesdaled up the pop cannot get a dime back for abuse of the senses

  28. Doesn’t matter who they played Denver’s defense would have won against anyone today can’t fault Cam he had a great run this year but he got stopped by the best defense and one of the most dominating performances of the year well played game.

  29. As a Niner fan, there’s no one I’d rather see celebrate on our field (other than the niners) than Peyton. Class act from start to finish. Didn’t need to celebrate or act immature, just a true pro. I’m glad I got to watch him for so long. Thank you, Peyton and congrats Broncos!!

  30. I don’t remember Peyton Manning wearing gold MVP spikes after winning the MVP. That’s right he also wins awards you earn and not given to you by journalists or in the case of the gold spikes yourself.

  31. 85 Bears…86 Giants…Love watching a dominant defense crush it and win a SB…Denver defense was outstanding in the last 2 games!

  32. The Seattle Seahawks will see you in the SuperBowl next season!

    Can’t even win your division…….


    Nor will the Seahags make the playoffs 🙂

  33. factman66 says:
    Feb 7, 2016 10:28 PM
    Loser Patriots fans can go pound sand, Peyton is greater than Brady in every conceivable way, plus he never cheated. Take your asterisks and go home, losers!

    Who says “go pound sand” what a MORON!!

    It sad how much space the Patriots have taken up in your head!

  34. Pats fans who thumbed down my previous post, take your fake trophies and fraud Brady Jersey, and stick it where the sun don’t shine. Your jealousy is well recognized.

  35. It is obvious that the Broncos watched the film of the most successful way to beat Cam Cheating – the New Orleans game. Even though New Orleans lost, it was evident that Cam Cheating is easily rattled if he is hit repeatedly – what New Orleans did not do was to stay after Cam – Denver kept pounding him.

    What a delicious game – Cam Cheating melted down, his smile disappeared, he was deprived of celebrations, and his first down insults were not be seen.

    This is the greatest smack down of NFL’s most disgusting QB – a college cheater who should have never had the chance to play college sports ever again.

    Thank you, Denver, for rubbing Cam’s nose in the agony of defeat!

  36. Its the Chiefs curse!

    Remember how after Denver lost to the Chiefs badly at home everyone was counting them out saying they were washed up not making the playoffs, and that Manning was done? I rember a similar thing happening a year prior with the Patriots being ramrodded by the Chiefs and then winning it all. I think we found a new way to predict superbowl winners. Lets see who the Chiefs ramrod next year and what qb is benched.

    Overall though Denver surprised a lot of us myself included. Week after week they were counted out, but man were so many of us wrong.

  37. Too bad the Panthers weren’t playing Buffalo today. They would have been guaranteed a win. Oh wait – Buffalo won all 4 of those Super Bowls – right?

    That was extremely lame CBS, but funny just the same.

  38. Don’t know why everyone is talking about Peyton, he had 141 yds passing, 4 sacks, 1 INT and 2 fumbles. He didn’t throw a TD and was 1 for 13 on 3rd down. This game was won by the Denver D and mostly Von Miller and a well deserved MVP.

  39. Payton finally had a defense which could help him win the big one! The old truism, “Defenses win championships comes true again!”

  40. The remarks of brady being the goat for all the sb wins, ridiculous. It proves that kraft, belicheck, brady and co. are a phenomenal organization. But greatest qb ever…..not sure about that

  41. As a die hard Pats fan I can honestly say I was rooting for Carolina. All those years of playing Manning have made me a fan of whoever he was playing against. But the more I think about I’m actually happy for Peyton. I’m not exactly sure why but I am. Congrats to him and the Broncos. By smothering Cam and company you proved to me that you really were the best team this year and deserved to win it all.

    And on a side note, watching Newton back away from that fumble will be the play that I remember most. I can honestly say that I’ve never seen a quarterback do that before and to do it at that moment was absolutely incredible. To me it’s karma for all the showing off and self absorbed actions he displayed all year. At the most crucial moment he not only froze he actual stepped away. I still can’t believe he did that

  42. Peyton Manning Proved all the Haters Wrong!!! Nice Christian People ALWAYS Finish First!!!

    He who exults himself will be HUMBLED—–Right Cam?

    and He who Humbles Themselves (Manning) Will Be Exulted!!!

    Thanks, Peyton and the Entire First Family of Football!!!

  43. BroncosCheatedTheSalaryCap says:
    Feb 7, 2016 10:24 PM
    The funny thing is, that game cemented Peyton’s legacy as an AWFUL postseason QB. Truth hurts…
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    WHO CARES!!! Didn’t you say we were going to get killed? Run along putty tat!!!! You and all the other clowns and 90% of the country, run along!

    And take that Dab crap with you too!

  44. To everyone who thought this was a boring game – it’s known as defense.
    If all you want to see is QBs throwing for 6 TDs every game go watch the Arena League.

  45. I’m old enough to remember when most NFL games were tough, hard hitting defensive struggles. After tonight’s punt-a-thon I will never miss the good old days again. That was hard to watch for anyone but Manning and Bronco’s fans. Respect to Denver’s defense for completely dominating the game and to Carolina’s too for at least keeping it close for three and a half quarters. To both teams offenses, boooooooooooooo!!

  46. factman66 says:
    Feb 7, 2016 10:35 PM
    Pats fans who thumbed down my previous post, take your fake trophies and fraud Brady Jersey, and stick it where the sun don’t shine. Your jealousy is well recognized.

    You do see the IRONY in calling pats fans “jealous”
    Someone who has now posted at least 3 comments on an article that has nothing to do with the Patriots talking about the Patriots?

    Factman66 head owned by the Patriots…..

  47. Manning is a Class Act! He just Thanked the Man Upstairs. REFRESHING!!! Go ahead and drink some Budweiser now!!!

  48. factman66 says:
    Feb 7, 2016 10:35 PM
    Pats fans who thumbed down my previous post, take your fake trophies and fraud Brady Jersey, and stick it where the sun don’t shine. Your jealousy is well recognized.


    It’s so wonderful to see you still thinking of the Patriots 🙂 I know we own you and always will but you don’t have to get so emotional! 🙂

    Aww don’t cry now 🙂

  49. Peyton Manning was certainly a part of this victory in that he’s as smart as any quarterback who’s ever laced ’em up. He did just enough and let the defense win the game. Hopefully Brock Osweiler learned a thing or two from him as he walks away a champion.

    Congrats to the entire Broncos team and their rabid fan base.

  50. theshivusregall says:
    Feb 7, 2016 10:26 PM

    Oh Boy!!!! Here comes Florio’s, and every other analysts “Greatest Team Evahhhh!” carp for the whole off season. That game was a snooze-Fest.

    Why would Florio talk about fish?

  51. The refs helped Denver most of the game. Bogus call on the catch by Cochery. HE CAUGHT THAT BALL. Carolina still should have had the ball. Instead, it directly turned into a Denver defensive TD.

    I guess the NFL wanted to give Peyton all the help they could.

    Horribly game by the refs.

  52. Peyton Manning Proved all the Haters Wrong!!! Nice Christian People ALWAYS Finish First!!!

    He who exults himself will be HUMBLED—–Right Cam?

    and He who Humbles Themselves (Manning) Will Be Exulted!!!

    Thanks, Peyton and the Entire First Family of Football!!!

    …..dude i am a christian, and i have one thing to say, shutup!
    You are part of the reason the world hates us, why they think WE think we are better than them. Sounds like you could use some humility yourself cause if you look down and see 1 single person, you’re exalted a little too high. That’s what my Jesus says….

  53. Manning was practically a bystander at his own “last rodeo”. The national media will fawn over him anyway, and look the other way if there’s any future HGH developments…

  54. bencoates57 says:
    Feb 7, 2016 10:43 PM
    That’s it! New England is #1 in my final rankings. I think they beat Denver on a neutral field.

    One step at a time. A few issues to fix first. Hopefully they can fast track their defensive rebuilding project that’s been going on for a lot longer than the Broncos needed to get it done.

  55. Silly rabbits – defense wins championships!!

    Put down your fantasy football game, and watch how championships are won!!!!

  56. Manning’s 200 Wins are the Most All Time along with his 71,940 Yards 539 TD Passes and 856 other records!

    Manning is #1 of ALL TIME!!! I hope he Plays at least Two More Years so that he can Three Peat!!!

  57. TheWizard- The Seahawks are one of the top 3-4 teams of the last 15 years. They’ve won the NFCW more times that every other team COMBINED since joining the nfc and have the best winning percentage of any NFC as far as winning their division in that span! In what most common sense fans realize is that Seattle had an off year, had to develop an entirely new identity offensively and had a ton of coaching turnover which took a long time to adjust. Even in a down year Seattle won 10+ games and a playoff game and still was 1b only to broncos 1a defense! IN AN OFF YEAR!

    BRONCOS deserved this win their fans deserve this win but saying Seattle didn’t win their division like that matters when your talking about arguably the most talented and young team in football who just went to back to back SBs is sort of embarrassing yourself buddy!

  58. Bonerz’NPudz says:
    Feb 7, 2016 10:30 PM

    badguy711 says:
    Feb 7, 2016 10:26 PM
    For all the talk of a 15-1 Regular Season, I can name 50 Teams that accomplished more than yours Panther Fans

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    When did the NFL get 51 teams?

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    @ Boners”NPudz

    Uh, he was talking about the 50 ball clubs, teams that have now won each of the 50 Super Bowls that have been played.

    THOSE 50 teams…

    Twasn’t difficult to figure out either… well, for most of us anyway.

  59. I’m wondering how long it will take for Cam Newton
    to start crying and whining about uncalled personal fouls, receiving catches not counted. penalties on them. etc…etc…
    It will be in the news by morning..

  60. Manning haters can hate all you want, say he didnt do anything again in the big game and it doesnt matter at all. Bottom line is he is now a champion again and will go out on top. Say Elway cheated again and it doesn’t matter. Broncos are world champions and you hate it and we love it…GO BRONCOS WORLD CHAMPIONS AGAIN

  61. Pats fan over here. Incredibly happy for Peyton, all the talk Manning x xBrady is useless, just enjoy greatness and great to see him go out on top. Also very happy for Von, his maturing as a player and person this last few years is awesome. DWare too. Enjoy this one Bronco fans

  62. Hey hee loser,
    Your team is completely worthless, nobody in America respects them.
    What happened to 16-0????
    Karma.
    You are nothing but a loser who is too big of a wuss to accept reality. Your frauds will never be recognized by real fans, only homers from NE will pretend any of their rings are legit.
    #Owned

  63. Manning just proved….Super bowl wins don’t equal greatness. ….all you hacks who think that can shove it!!!

  64. Carolina’s Defense was just as good, wait actually better. Look at the stats. The difference was the refs on multiple game changing plays. Miller strip sack should’ve been called when he smacked Cam in the face. Replay was clear as a catch. Offsides on missed fg. Two penalties not called against Denver dbs that would’ve given Carolina prime spots to score, yet one was picked up and the other they completely ignored(even the biased announcers called it out). Kony Ealy played just as good as Von Miller, but he is on the losing team so no one will notice. Cam needs receivers to catch the ball: Ginn drop turns into INT, Cotchery drop inside ten that could’ve given us a TD shortly after, and multiple others. Not to mention late hits by dline including in the fourth when it was over.

  65. Can Newton’s actions on the sidelines toward the end of the game were reminiscent of Vince Young, towel over the head, pouting when things didn’t go his way. Great QBS go to the bench and pour over the defensive alignments. The babies sit on the bench or lie on the sidelines and pout.

    The towel over the head just keeps everyone prom seeing the tears.

  66. jchipwood says:
    Feb 7, 2016 10:29 PM

    Manning > brady

    * cheating and ball psi is factored into this equation
    ——————————————————–
    Couldn’t be the fact Brady has kept your sorry team from doing anything worth mentioning for 15 years could it? Between you and that other obsessed troll factlessman66 I don’t know who worse. The SB involved 2 teams other than the Patriots. I know, hard to believe huh. Why not let it go, just this one time. I promise the world won’t end. Tomorrow is a new day and you and your boy can get back to doing what you do best. Say the same old crap. Over and over and over and………

  67. I hate to sound bitter, but there were some agregiois calls that dictated momentum in this game. I thought we would overcome them… guess I was wrong. Clete Blakeman has a strong winning percentage with Peyton

  68. The Patriots don’t own anyone, they’re proven frauds and cheaters. The only people who acknowledge their fake rings are losers from NE.
    #UareTrash
    #BradyisAFraud
    #****
    #AmericaKnowsNEareFrauds
    #DealWithitLosers

  69. Pats fan here. Congratulations to Denver and Peyton Manning, awesome defense like that will win championships.

    Cam Newton got exposed tonight. There’s more to being successful in the NFL than coming up with juvenile celebrations – the moment things didn’t go his way, he reverted to being a pouting brat.

    Take a lesson from the greats like Brady, Manning and others – when they are on the sideline they do only one thing and that is planning for the next possession. Didn’t see much of that from Newton tonight. He was the worst player on the Panthers team tonight.

  70. margoadams says:
    Feb 7, 2016 10:30 PM
    Peyton finally tied his brother Eli with 2 Super Bowl rings. Just two more and he’ll have as many as the GOAT.
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    Be thankful for what you already have. Pats probably won’t see another one for a LONG, LONG time!

  71. the game was newton getting stripped and fumbling 2x in redzone, one that was recovered by denv in endzone for immediate 6 and other that resulted in 6 shortly thereafter. or more broadly, caro’s off line inability to contain denv pass rush. but newton can’t fumble in those situations.

    this loss in on newton plain and simple.

  72. A hard-boiled egg-laying if there ever was one. Doug Williams or Russell Wilson: call Cam and give him a little advice on how to play the position. Hint: it has nothing to do with X’s and O’s.

    Another lucky Manning win. And he’d be the first to tell you. Pick, 4 sacks, fumbles, 141 yards, no TDs: terrific! Rex Grossman numbers! Oops, he played Grossman in his first SB win.

  73. What a lousy game. I’m all for solid defensive play in today’s watered down league but tonight had a lot of poor offensive execution, not to mention all the penalties (part of that being questionable officiating), turnovers, and sacks.

    I’m no Patriots or Seahawks fan but what a far cry from last year’s great game.

  74. factman66 says:
    Feb 7, 2016 10:55 PM
    Hey hee loser,
    Your team is completely worthless, nobody in America respects them.
    What happened to 16-0????
    Karma.
    You are nothing but a loser who is too big of a wuss to accept reality. Your frauds will never be recognized by real fans, only homers from NE will pretend any of their rings are legit.
    #Owned


    I said don’t cry not do it some more, silly!

    🙂

    #WeOwnU
    #WeAlwaysWill
    #UrNothingBoy
    #DontForgetIt
    #TeeHer

  75. NUMCHUCKNORRIS: I highly doubt that you are a Christian! Look at your Pathetic User Name!!! I will Continue to speak my mind and call it like it is. You have been EXPOSED!!! I can Praise the Lord and Cite Him Whenever I want. You can sit down now……..

    The Truth Stings!!!

  76. BroncosCheatedTheSalaryCap says:

    The funny thing is, that game cemented Peyton’s legacy as an AWFUL postseason QB. Truth hurts…

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    ridiculous

    truth is that PM has almost identical post season stats to Tom Brady, I guess Brady is AWFUL in post season too right?

  77. Congrats to the Broncos. Play conservative, let the defense take the game over. Defense and special teams won this. My hat’s off to Mr. Manning. Class player no doubt.

    Now for Cam Newton: Mr. Newton, you are a very good player, no doubt. But before you start placing yourself among the greats in NFL history, be great. You are part of a team. Not the team. I watched your interview. Before you question the media about why, as a black QB, you aren’t mentioned in the history of the great ones, remember your place in the big picture. You’re not there yet but you have a chance. Don’t blow it over ego.

  78. Wasn’t what I expected or hoped for but congrats to the Broncos. Felt like the Panthers got shafted on a lot of calls but hey, you gotta play the game mo matter how the calls go. NFL got wha they wanted and I am sure that the Panthers will have a shot again next year…Keep Pounding!

  79. igornathanhiggers says:
    Feb 7, 2016 10:40 PM

    Is Von Miller taking steroids? He’s a modern day LT!
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    Is? Who knows. Has? Absolutely. Won’t matter.

  80. factman66 says:
    Feb 7, 2016 10:59 PM

    The Patriots don’t own anyone, they’re proven frauds and cheaters. The only people who acknowledge their fake rings are losers from NE.
    #UareTrash
    #BradyisAFraud
    #****
    #AmericaKnowsNEareFrauds
    #DealWithitLosers
    —————————————————–
    Dude! It’s time to switch to coffee!!

  81. flash1287 says:
    Feb 7, 2016 10:43 PM
    factman66 says:
    Feb 7, 2016 10:35 PM
    Pats fans who thumbed down my previous post, take your fake trophies and fraud Brady Jersey, and stick it where the sun don’t shine. Your jealousy is well recognized.

    You do see the IRONY in calling pats fans “jealous”
    Someone who has now posted at least 3 comments on an article that has nothing to do with the Patriots talking about the Patriots?

    Factman66 head owned by the Patriots…..

    factman66 says:
    Feb 7, 2016 10:59 PM
    The Patriots don’t own anyone, they’re proven frauds and cheaters. The only people who acknowledge their fake rings are losers from NE.
    #UareTrash
    #BradyisAFraud
    #****
    #AmericaKnowsNEareFrauds
    #DealWithitLosers

    factman66 says:
    Feb 7, 2016 10:55 PM
    Hey hee loser,
    Your team is completely worthless, nobody in America respects them.
    What happened to 16-0????
    Karma.
    You are nothing but a loser who is too big of a wuss to accept reality. Your frauds will never be recognized by real fans, only homers from NE will pretend any of their rings are legit.
    #Owned

    Now FIVE patriots referenced comments from factman66 on an article that has nothing to do with the Patriots

    I rest my case!!!!

    Factman66 little pea brain OWNED by the Patriots…..

  82. Ol trolls factman66 and jchipwood are having multiple orgasms together tonight at the thought of someone other than the pats winning the superbowl. How bout talking about the game and the two team that actually played in the game? And shut up about the pats and their fans.

  83. bencoates57 says:
    Feb 7, 2016 10:43 PM
    That’s it! New England is #1 in my final rankings. I think they beat Denver on a neutral field.
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    Bring it! We OWN tommy boy! Only team with a winning record against Giselle!

  84. Also, were some of you people watching the same game? The defenses dominated the game like smart people told you they would. Both QBs stunk today because those defenses have been making that happen all year. No shame in that. Defense wins championships. Maybe if Manning figured that out before Elway had to pull a power play on him to end his career, he’d have 5 or 6 of these.

  85. The Patriots don’t own anyone, they’re proven frauds and cheaters. The only people who acknowledge their fake rings are losers from NE.
    #UareTrash
    #BradyisAFraud
    #****
    #AmericaKnowsNEareFrauds
    #DealWithitLosers
    —————————————————–
    Dude! It’s time to switch to coffee!!

    LOL. Poor factman66. Such a bafoon. We laugh at him.

    Most Superbowl Championships Last 25 years:

    Patriots – 4
    Cowboys – 3
    Broncos -3

  86. imodan says:
    Feb 7, 2016 11:06 PM
    factman66 says:
    Feb 7, 2016 10:59 PM

    😥 😥 😥
    —————————————————–
    Dude! It’s time to switch to coffee!!

    ——-

    Emotional little thing isn’t he?

    🙂

    #ILoveSlappingThisClownAround
    #JustNotVeryBright
    #TeeHee

  87. Luke Kuechly displaying class and leadership during his presser.

    Cam not so much. Somebody forgot to tell Ron Rivera to burp his baby before bringing him out in public.

  88. orrnumberfour says:
    Feb 7, 2016 10:45 PM
    The refs helped Denver most of the game. Bogus call on the catch by Cochery. HE CAUGHT THAT BALL. Carolina still should have had the ball. Instead, it directly turned into a Denver defensive TD.

    I guess the NFL wanted to give Peyton all the help they could.

    Horribly game by the refs.
    =====

    LOL- the Panthers got away with at least a half a dozen blatant holding calls. As bad as it was Cam, it would have been much worse if the refs had called even half the muggings the Carolina O line was committing.

    Your team lost. Get over it.

  89. Loser, you cry daily because you know just like everyone else your team is trash. You can lie all you want but nobody except losers like you who probably never played football will EVER acknowledge the Chariots championships ***
    #provenFrauds
    #Owned Again
    #TimetoCryToMommy
    #SitDownAndShutUp
    #AmericaKnowsBradyIsAFraud
    #ItsOver

  90. Wow, Newton acting like a petulant brat at his post-game presser. Not a surprise. Guy needs to grow up. What a sham.

    Many people said it before as the reason they didn’t like Newton. It’s sad to watch it but those who have watched him knew this is what we would be getting if he lost.

    And Florio, there is your reason why people don’t like the guy. It has nothing to do with race.

  91. Yes, the defense carried Peyton Manning tonight.

    Instead of getting all bitter about it, how about we just call it karma for all of the terrible teams Peyton carried on his back throughout his career. Some of the early Colts teams he took to the playoffs were utterly dreadful.

    Congrats on a great Career, Peyton.

  92. playsanity says:
    Feb 7, 2016 10:56 PM

    Carolina’s Defense was just as good, wait actually better. Look at the stats. The difference was the refs on multiple game changing plays.

    ————

    Please. You are just embarrassing yourself. Ever since the incessant whining of the Seahawks fans after Super Bowl XL that’s all the losing team ever wants to do is try to make the game about the refs.

    Good god… 10 years later the Seahawk whiners are still crying about it…

  93. zerotrophiessince1961: You can Suck My—— Had we been around since 1920 we would have a lot more than you.

    By the way by Virtue of their 27-0 Ass Whoopin of the Cleveland Browns, The Vikings were the 1969 NFL Champions, Despite losing in a stunning upset to KC. in Super Bowl 4. It was the NFL Champions vs. the AFL Champions. not the NFC vs. the AFC. The last year Before the Merger.

  94. factman66 says:
    Feb 7, 2016 11:13 PM
    Loser, you cry daily because you know just like everyone else your team is trash. You can lie all you want but nobody except losers like you who probably never played football will EVER acknowledge the Chariots championships ***
    #provenFrauds
    #Owned Again
    #TimetoCryToMommy
    #SitDownAndShutUp
    #AmericaKnowsBradyIsAFraud
    #ItsOver

    That’s now SIX!!

    Come on little guy, don’t stop now..

    Factman66 = extremely jealous of the Patriots

  95. The Steelers with Antonio Brown throttled the Denver defense in the first match. Had Brown played the second game there would be no rings for the Broncos.

    The one offense that owns Denver is the Steelers.

    The Steelers are right on target for Lombardi the seventh next year.

  96. As a Panthers fan, I am flabbergasted. All the Panthers did right in this game was win the coin toss. It was a total team loss and the best team definitely won. Congratulations to Peyton Manning and the Broncos. For the Panthers, this is a lost season because they did not get the job done and are now 0-2 in the Big Game which puts them near the territory of perennial losers Minnesota Vikings 0-4 and the Buffalo Bills 0-4. It is really hard to get back in the Super Bowl and I do not think the Panthers have figured this out. The Panthers will have all off season to think about their missed opportunities.

  97. Well so much for all you Panthers dominate predictions. Super Cam showed his true colors during press conference. Congrats to my broncos. That D will be great for years!!

  98. Pretty stupid to try those long passing plays on a team with the best pass rush in football. Why they didn’t have more shorter routes aka Denver and move the ball better is mind boggling. If something ain’t working in the first two quarters try something new. On, andi would sit a guy who fumbled twice but they kept sending him in. Thus, they deserved to lose, played stupid looked stupid today.

  99. flash1287 says:
    Feb 7, 2016 11:17 PM

    factman66 says:
    Feb 7, 2016 11:13 PM
    😥 😥 😥

    That’s now SIX!!

    Come on little guy, don’t stop now.

    —-
    LOL!! It’s like we’re pulling the strings and this clown dances for us. Every single time.

    🙂

    #NopeJustNotVeryBright
    #TeeHee

  100. The way Carolina handled themselves convinces me that the AFC Championship was the Super Bowl. At least the Pats didn’t curl up in the fetal position like some Superman wannabe we all know about.

    Apologies to Broncos fans for having to see “fact””man” spew his garbage on a night you should be relishing. He’s more obsessed with the Patriots than season ticket holders at Gillette are.

  101. I rest my case!!!!

    Factman66 little pea brain OWNED by the Patriots…..

    _______________

    Poor factman66. He shows up at a game of wits unarmed. Reminds me of a circus monkey.

    Dance factman66. Dance, you little circus monkey.

  102. orrnumberfour says:
    Feb 7, 2016 10:45 PM
    The refs helped Denver most of the game. Bogus call on the catch by Cochery. HE CAUGHT THAT BALL. Carolina still should have had the ball. Instead, it directly turned into a Denver defensive TD.

    ===========================

    The call on the Cotchery catch could have gone the other way, but there were at least three times that Von Miller was being blatantly held by Carolina’s O-line that were not called, and the ridiculous supposed “late hit” when Cam Newton was running and he was not down and he did not go into a slide. And the unsportsmanlike on Talib when the other guy was in his face just as much.

  103. zerotrophiessince1961 says:
    Feb 7, 2016 10:27 PM
    Cam Newton has SUCH bad body language when things don’t go his way. This is why he catches the snark he does.

    =========================================

    No, people despise Cam Newton for his body language when things ARE going his way — his monster ego is really disgusting.

  104. You wonder how much that botched incomplete pass call with Cotchery ended up affecting the rest of a game. Instead of a long first down the Broncos got a strip sack td two plays later. I’m a loser charger fan so I don’t really care either way, but that ball definitely didn’t touch the ground.

  105. Just watched Cam Newton’s postgame interview. What a pathetic, immature, pouty baby! Last year, Russell Wilson lost but was still gracious with the media and more than willing to talk. He was clearly disappointed but didn’t take it out on reporters. On the contrary, he made their jobs easier by answering their questions in a thoughtful and calm manner. All “Superman” could manage were short, terse answers and pouting! Just shows how immature he is all the way around.

    Russell >>>>>>>>>>>> Cam

  106. Interesting what a team can do with a very good physical defense, a decent running attack and a old average at best QB! The Patriots and alot of other teams could learn a thing or two from that!

  107. Poor factman66. He shows up at a game of wits unarmed. Reminds me of a circus monkey.

    Dance factman66. Dance, you little circus monkey.


    That’s right. 🙂

    Do what we tell you to do boy!

  108. As a fan of the game, this was everything I expected to see tonight, except for one aspect. I don’t think the NFL could’ve made it more obvious that there is no integrity. That was one of the most one sided poorly officiated games I’ve ever seen!! At least the guys in the WWE know they are going to lose before they ever get in the ring but to give the Panthers a false sense of hope when they never had a chance from the toss of the coin, is just plain wrong. I guess whatever is going to make the most money is best for business. I didn’t need a storybook ending to an amazing career. Just give me fair officiating and let the chips fall where they may. I give credit to the Denver front 7, the entire Carolina D, and Ron Rivera for not losing his mind and wanting to destroy the refs. At what point does the competition committee institute the use of tables, ladders, and chairs? Never thought college football was going to be more watchable than the NFL, I was wrong.

  109. This should be a lesson for Ted Thompson, cant get to the big dance with just rogers arm and a host of undrafteds. He had the bucks to get some top defensive talent under the cap and saved da moneeeeey.

  110. The Steelers are right on target for Lombardi the seventh next year.


    That depends. Is Dr Rydze out of prison?

    🙂

  111. nzaz says:
    Feb 7, 2016 11:28 PM

    You wonder how much that botched incomplete pass call with Cotchery ended up affecting the rest of a game. Instead of a long first down the Broncos got a strip sack td two plays later. I’m a loser charger fan so I don’t really care either way, but that ball definitely didn’t touch the ground.


    It was a bad call.

    It’s also true that Second Place teams let something like that affect them. Championship teams don’t.

  112. Congrats to the Broncos! That was inspirational, hard-nosed football at its best. Even with the slanted rulebook, Denver fielded a unit that out-hustled and out-slugged the league’s best.

    Great, awesome and fun Super Bowl for lovers of defense. Hope to see Mike Zimmer on the podium in 2017. Hats off to Peyton Manning!! Total class.

  113. nunchuckanorris says:
    Feb 7, 2016 10:40 PM
    Where are all the panther fans? There was a lot of talk of victory…..

    _________________

    I’m a Panther fan, have been since the days of Kerry Collins. I did early on think we could win and was very excited, but I woke up knowing we were going to lose. This was an extremely hard loss for me as the Panthers winning was really helping me through an extremely tough personal year for me, but I am still proud of my Panthers. I think the Broncos played a wonderful game and we just had too many injuries down the line at the very end, unfortunately, similar to the Broncos a couple years ago. But next year we get Kelvin back and hopefully a healthier secondary and hopefully like the Broncos we can win the Super Bowl in the next couple years and this loss will then be worth it.

  114. Brilliant defense plan by Denver. They boxed in CM, keeping him in the pocket with pressure bearing down. CM is just an average pocket passer. He is a great improviser with his ability to run and throw on the run. Perhaps Carolina had a poor offense plan. Perhaps they needed CM out of the pocket more.

    The Carolina defense played outstanding, matching the Broncos. Without the defensive touchdown, punt return, and take away inside the 5, Carolina wins 10-6 or 10-9.

  115. Congrats to all of the Broncos fans. Peyton did what he had to do, and that fantastic D brought it home.
    Despite the crazy Blandino Boost, the Broncos deserved to win anyway.
    Von Miller is a beast.
    I forgive Peyton for his seemingly undeniable HGH use- it should be legal.
    Wade Phillips, though a coordinator, was the post season coaching MVP. Perfection.

  116. Where are the Doubters now that said Peyton has no arm strengh???

    He Drove the Team down the Field when it counted and had the Panthers some how scored to go up 17-16, I KNOW Peyton would have lead the Broncos to Victory!!!

    Second Smartest Quarterback ever after Sir Francis Tarkenton

  117. Key in the manning haters who will say he’s one of the worst super bowl qbs. 20th and market in downtown Denver is going nuts!!!

  118. Von miller won this championship for denver. The rest of the team was along for the ride. I think he might be the best defensive end I’ve ever seen. Denver is going to have to make him the highest paid player in the league, outside of maybe the top three quarterbacks.

    Carolina defense was lights out too. Denver basically didn’t score a touchdown. Carolina’s lack of receivers finally caught up to them tonight. How they beat Seattle, who has a comparable defense to denver, is beyond me. I knew when Seattle shut them out in the second half of that game that Carolina was vulnerable on offense.

  119. Panthers played horribly and in no way deserved to win tonight. But all of America just saw what happened with the refs. Peyton manning and the Broncos are cheaters, but historically they haven’t won enough to garner the hate of the nation. So while you all congratulate Peyton on his career, don’t forget to mention the HGH and sexual assault allegations.

    I’m proud of my panthers and will be cheering them on for the next 21 years no matter what. Keep pounding and keep dabbing. Lapantherfan out

  120. Just took off the Atwater Jersey. Are there Pats fans that have been Pats fans since he played? There is D in Denver and they just rocked the house. Gonna party at a Mile High for days; that would be two for The Sheriff. Your GOAT is not ours Pats fans. Cam is gonna be as sore as TB. 4 Million will pack Denver for Parade. It is a region thing for us; bring it! #OUR House.

  121. Pretty obvious the Panthers were OVERRATED and Lucky all season. They feature a Showboating Cheating QB who likes to Steal Laptops and Show Up the other team.

    Nice to see him get hit in the mouth 36 times. He seems to to think that he does not need a mouthpiece! I Hope he gets Fined for Breaking the Rules. It would have been nice to see him lose some Teeth!!!

  122. I would assume Newton backed away from the fumble because he was trying to find the football, rather than cowardice. But I agree it’s a bad visual for Newton, and the post-game interview really showcased that he has some growing up to do. I don’t blame a guy for feeling a loss like this intensely — as a Broncos fan, I know the feeling. But here’s where someone like Peyton Manning is a real role model for great character. He is a class act in victory and defeat. An amazing human being as well as football player. Peyton Manning, I’ll miss you.

  123. Where is Tee Hee and all his/her smiley faces? Broncos are World Champs and Brady is looking for a cliff diving excursion. Suck it Pats Fans! We party at a Mile High.

  124. Why is no one mentioning how atrociously lopsided the refs were in this game? The fix was in from the Cotchery “non” catch to letting Denver’s D jump the LOS early and DB’s hands all over the receivers

  125. nzaz says:
    Feb 7, 2016 11:28 PM

    You wonder how much that botched incomplete pass call with Cotchery ended up affecting the rest of a game. Instead of a long first down the Broncos got a strip sack td two plays later. I’m a loser charger fan so I don’t really care either way, but that ball definitely didn’t touch the ground.


    It was a bad call.

    It’s also true that Second Place teams let something like that affect them. Championship teams don’t.

    ——-

    Ehhhhh, that just seems like a football platitude. Every action has an equal and opposite reaction. Denver is the Champion but did they have to overcome an egregious officiating error to become one? The game would have been sent on a completely different tangent had they gotten the call right. Maybe the Pathers still lose but their chances of winning would have been much better, you can’t deny that.

  126. Cam fumbles, has hand within reach of the football to recover it, yet makes no attempt to do so… RIGGED. The Panthers blow by Seattle — then Arizona — and yet seemingly wait for Von Miller to get within sniffing range of Cam before ever attempting to pass the ball lol… RIGGED. And most of important of all, besides other oddities: Cam(eron) Newton NEVER SMILES throughout the course of the game… his “signature” move… I mean, c’mon man… RIGGED.

  127. Ha ha ha…for all of you who feel they must end their posts with “truth hurts”; here is some truth for you:
    Peyton Manning has played this game for oh lets see how many years???? Lots and though his body may not come through all the time his mind does. So yes he is going out on top and he gave all the credit in the world to his team as well he should. But make no mistake he has also earned this.
    As for Cam Newton, he played exactly like I thought he would and acted out as I thought he would.
    This was not NC stadium, this was the big stage and Superman was not ready for it.

  128. The Broncos tried to give the game away in the 4th by running it 6 consecutive plays and going three and out twice in that stretch. Gave the ball to panthers, down 6, with 5 minutes to go. Lucky for the Broncos their D was a good as advertised and promptly setup another score for the Denver offense which was ineffective all game.

  129. ampatsisahypocrite says:
    Feb 7, 2016 11:18 PM
    The Steelers with Antonio Brown throttled the Denver defense in the first match. Had Brown played the second game there would be no rings for the Broncos.

    The one offense that owns Denver is the Steelers.

    The Steelers are right on target for Lombardi the seventh next year.
    ===========
    So in other words, congrats Denver?

  130. WOW – That Denver D is for real. The offense may have scored points, but they won in SPITE of the Denver offense – not because of it

    VERY impressive win Denver.

  131. The Donkeys caught some lucky breaks in their run to the SB. They are Very Lucky the Bengals melted down and lost to the Steelers, or else the KC Chiefs would have to come to Denver and whooped their asses, just like earlier this season in Denver. Go Chiefs.

  132. The Chiefs Knew what Carolina didn’t to beat Denver, you have to Bully the Bully. Denver plays Dirty, and they hate when an opponent plays dirty too. You have to play dirtier than Denver and bully them out of their game. Carolina should have watched the way the Chiefs played Denver this season in Denver. Would have been a good road map for them to use to win.

  133. One of the CNN Bleacher Report guys said that the Broncos practiced like they really wanted it & the Panthers practiced like it was showtime hence the game result…

  134. This is painful for me to say, but…
    Congrats, Denver Broncos!!!
    Glad you shut that over the top, obnoxious bore Cameron Newton’s mouth.
    Peyton deserved another chip.
    I’m also proud that you not only represented the AFC well, but more importantly the AFC West!!!
    Can’t wait until the 2016 Season to begin anew.
    Broncos v. Chiefs will be a hot ticket next season. Watch for the Raiders who are fast rising. Could this be Phillip River’s swan song in San Diego?
    Next season can’t get here fast enough!!!
    Enjoy the moment Denver!!!
    Congratulations from a Chiefs fan!!!

  135. Broncos fan here. Thanks for the congrats from our AFC competitor fans. Pats, Chiefs, Steelers – all great teams this year, would have been a good game with any of you guys in there.

  136. spiritbearparanormal says:
    Feb 8, 2016 1:41 PM
    Broncos fan here. Thanks for the congrats from our AFC competitor fans. Pats, Chiefs, Steelers – all great teams this year, would have been a good game with any of you guys in there.
    __________________________

    Thanks for showing some class in victory

  137. Wait – I didn’t watch the game. All the “experts” convinced me the game was over before it was played. I thought Sunday was just about the commercials, halftime show, and giving Cam the trophy????

    WHAT HAPPENED NFL EXPERTS???

    Here’s a hint – Defense wins championships……#1 D’s are 10-2 in the SB.

  138. badguy711 says:
    Feb 7, 2016 10:26 PM
    For all the talk of a 15-1 Regular Season, I can name 50 Teams that accomplished more than yours Panther Fans
    —————————————–
    51….the 16-0 Patriots 🙂

  139. kcflake says:
    Feb 8, 2016 11:53 AM
    The Chiefs Knew what Carolina didn’t to beat Denver, you have to Bully the Bully. Denver plays Dirty, and they hate when an opponent plays dirty too. You have to play dirtier than Denver and bully them out of their game. Carolina should have watched the way the Chiefs played Denver this season in Denver. Would have been a good road map for them to use to win
    ———————————-
    The KC game was brutal (i’m a Denver fan btw) but you’re correct…That coupled with the Steelers reg season game for the Offense.
    That was why i thought Denver would win–(not a bias prediction, i said they’d lose vs Seattle) though…Panthers don’t have a Martavis Bryant. They don’t have an Antonio Brown. Or even a WR i’d take above Marcus Wheaton.

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