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Super Bowl 50: Denver Broncos beat Carolina Panthers to earn Peyton Manning second ring

Dominant defensive display sees Broncos beat Panthers 24-10...

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Highlights of the Carolina Panthers against the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50

The Denver Broncos won Super Bowl 50, beating the Carolina Panthers 24-10 as Peyton Manning earned a second championship ring.

In what is rumoured to be his final NFL game, the 39-year-old Manning threw for only 141 yards, completing 13 of 23 passes, and tossing one interception, but a dominant defensive display saw the Broncos beat up the Panthers.

Cam Newton also threw an interception, and was sacked seven times in his first Super Bowl appearance, completing only 18 of 41 passes for 265 yards.

The Broncos built an early 10-0 lead with a field goal on their first possession and then Super Bowl MVP Von Miller stripped the ball from Newton near the Carolina goal-line, with defensive end Malik Jackson pouncing in the end zone for the first touchdown of the game.

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SANTA CLARA, CA - FEBRUARY 07:  Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos celebrates after defeating the Carolina Panthers
Image: Peyton Manning celebrates his second Super Bowl win

Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart scored in the second quarter to eat into the Broncos' lead, but they would score only three more points in the second half as Denver's defence continued to harass Carolina's quarterback.

Trailing by six deep into the fourth quarter, Newton fumbled the ball in Carolina territory, and Broncos running back CJ Anderson muscled into the end zone from two yards out to effectively end the contest - Manning adding a two-point conversion to take the lead to 14.

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Highlights of Denver's dominant defence including all seven sacks of Cam Newton

After the game, Manning wouldn't confirm whether this would be his last game in the NFL, saying he wanted to take stock before making any decision.

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"I got some good advice from my old coach in Indianapolis, Tony Dungy - who is going into the Hall of Fame - he said don't make an emotional decision.

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Manning didn't confirm whether the Super Bowl was his final game before retiring

"This has been a very emotional week, and an emotional night. I have my priorities in order, first I want to go kiss my wife, kiss my kids, celebrate with my family and teammates. Von Miller is buying!

"I will then take some time to reflect. I'm just so very grateful. Obviously, it's very special to cap it off with a Super Bowl championship."

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