Sylvester Williams

Broncos defense rules in Super Bowl 50 with seven sacks to stop Cam Newton and Panthers

Broncos defense rules in Super Bowl 50 with seven sacks to stop Cam Newton and Panthers

The Denver Broncos learned a hard Super Bowl lesson two years ago.

They went into the championship game with the NFL's top-ranked offense and got blown out.

So the Broncos changed the formula. They built a dominant defense. A defense, as it turns out, for a generation.

Linebacker Von Miller on Sunday led an onslaught that threw NFL most valuable player Cam Newton off his game and gave the Broncos a 24-10 victory over the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium.

The victory made Hall of Fame-bound quarterback Peyton Manning a two-time Super Bowl champion and sent him off to ponder retirement after a 15-4 season.

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