Super Bowl 50
Final score: Carolina Panthers 10-24 Denver Broncos
- Denver secure their third NFL championship and a first since 1998 with victory at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California
- Broncos had just 194 total yards but the league's best defence prove their worth once again as outside linebacker Von Miller is named MVP
- Peyton Manning collects second Super Bowl ring in what could well be the final game of his illustrious career
- Cam Newton struggles throughout as the Panthers fail to replicate their excellent regular season form
Miller is deservedly named MVP for his latest stellar defensive effort and the trophy celebration is set to begin.
That is it for this particular live blog, but stay tuned to IBTimes UK for a report on tonight's events.
Newton finds Cotchery for a gain of six and he then produces a lateral for Whittaker.
Ware and Miller have just given Denver head coach Gary Kubiak a traditional Super Bowl-winning Gatorade bath on the sideline.
Timeout Denver with a minute remaining. Manning walks off the field for what could be the last time in his distinguished NFL career.
The Panthers punt on fourth-and-24. They know this game is done, barring the most incredible of last-gasp comebacks.
After a loss of 14, Newton strides across his own endzone but cannot find Funchess. The regular season MVP then shows his frustration by protesting a slightly late but otherwise fair tackle from Wolfe.
I've said this plenty of times already tonight, but this Denver defence is just insatiable. As Newton looks down field, Jackson and Ware swarm through to record the team's seventh sack of the night.
After a quick review, the touchdown is upheld. The Broncos' attempt at a two-point conversion then comes off as Manning finds Bennie Fowler in the endzone.
No way back for Newton and Carolina now, surely? 24-10.
Manning hands off to Anderson, who shows great determination and persistence against Kuechly, Boston and Davis to spin before being effectively shunted over the line by Vasquez.
With the Panthers D expecting the run on third down, Manning instead elects to throw towards Thomas.
He puts too much power on it, but Norman is quickly whistled for defensive holding and that will bring up first-and-goal for the Broncos on the one-yard line.
Newton's pass to Funchess is incomplete. Despite being held, Miller then records a strip sack and the ball bounces around after a touch from Ware before Ward pounces on it.
Another Denver touchdown here would surely seal victory.
A quick three-and-out for Denver as Anderson and Hillman combine for minimal gain.
Manning is not willing to take any big unnecessary risks late in the day here, an understandable approach given how unforgiving their defensive unit has been throughout the game and indeed the season as a whole.
Cotchery claims 11 yards with a catch but it's not enough for first down and another Panthers series ends with no meaningful result. Still just the one offensive touchdown in this game thus far.
Away from the Super Bowl for a second, Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch may just have announced his retirement with a cryptic post on Twitter.
Not exactly great timing...
Two short gains from Anderson before Manning tries to find Thomas with a pass to the right that is nearly picked off by Norman. The Panthers are back in the saddle with nine minutes to play.
Frustration from Ginn as he is targeted by Newton on third down and the ball is knocked away by Bradley Roby. He wants a flag but one is not forthcoming.
Gano hit the upright with his last field goal attempt, but his latest effort from 39 yards sails through the posts.
16-10 and the Panthers are back within six.
The Panthers keep the chains moving as Funchess gains 16 and Stewart then picks up an additional 12 on the run.
Manning has not made too many mistakes tonight, but he does there as he is stripped from behind by the formidable Ealy as he is about to release and the Panthers take control at the 50-yard line.
The Panthers defensive end has now tied the Super Bowl record with his third sack of the game.
Poor discipline from Boston as he gives up an extra 15 yards for unsportsmanlike conduct after knocking the ball out of Sanders' hands following a gain of 16.
Manning then fumbles after a sack from Johnson but does well to quickly get it back.
Anderson is tackled for no gain and that will end the third quarter. The Broncos, riding their phenomenal defence, still lead 16-7 and are on course for their third Super Bowl victory.
Newton's next pass to Ginn is incomplete and the quarterback is then guilty of taking his eye off the clock and is sent back five yards for a delay of game.
A ball to Olsen picks up seven but Wolfe and Miller then force fourth down with a joint sack.
This Denver D is just relentless.
Ginn picks up 11 for a first down before stepping out of bounds.
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