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Denver Broncos win Super Bowl 50 rematch with Carolina Panthers, 21-20

Denver Broncos win Super Bowl 50 rematch with Carolina Panthers, 21-20

The Denver Broncos rekindled memories of Super Bowl 50.

But it was another 50 that would haunt the Carolina Panthers on Thursday night — a miss by kicker Graham Gano on a 50-yard field-goal attempt that fluttered wide left and preserved a 21-20 victory for the Broncos in the NFL’s Kickoff Opener before a roaring, orange-clad crowd at Sports Authority Field.

Once again, as was the case seven months ago, it was Denver’s punishing defense that closed in on Carolina’s Cam Newton, the NFL’s most valuable player last season who scored two touchdowns in the first half but was relentlessly under siege in the second. He was sacked three times, ...

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