Von Miller appears to be closing in on the Super Bowl 50 MVP award.
Miller hit Cam Newton to force a fumble with four minutes left in the fourth quarter, and when the Broncos recovered they had the ball in goal-to-go territory. With help from a defensive holding penalty on Josh Norman, the Broncos’ offense scored its first touchdown to take a 22-10 lead. A Peyton Manning two-point conversion pass to Bennie Fowler made the Broncos’ lead 24-10.
It’s been a sensational game for Miller, who set up the game’s first touchdown with another strip-sack of Newton. Miller has two and a half sacks and two forced fumbles.
And it’s been a rough game for Newton, the regular-season MVP who has not played well today in the Super Bowl. He was the best player in the NFL this season, but Miller has been the best player on the field today.