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Follow live: Panthers break through on Stewart's TD leap

Carolina finally put together a sustained scoring drive to trim Denver's early lead. Panthers vs. Broncos is live on ESPN Deportes, WatchESPN (device restricted) and CBS.

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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

I felt that Luke Kuechly hit way up in the press box. Nice guy is an animal on the field.

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"Denver's last 3 possessions, three and out. Big MO is back on the Panthers side right now." - Herm Edwards on #SB50

Talib makes unenviable Super Bowl history
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Broncos CB Aqib Talib's 3 penalties ties the most he's ever had in a game. He becomes only the fourth player in the last 15 years with 3 penalties in the Super Bowl.

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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

No coach challenges more than Carolina coach Ron Rivera. He may have a case here. Appears Kony Ealy got a hand on Peyton Manning when Manning went down temporarily.

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Aqib Talib's lack of discipline (2 penalties) against Carolina sparking memories of his performance vs. Panthers w/ Patriots in '13.

Jonathan Stewart scores Panthers' TD

The running back left the game earlier with a foot injury, but returned and put Carolina on the board in the second quarter with a 1-yard TD run. It's his third rushing TD this postseason. Follow live

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Mike Rodak @mikerodak

So... this means Talib would have been ejected under Goodell's proposed rule, right?

Panthers' ground game absent in first
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Carolina, which rushed for the second-most yards in the NFL this regular season, had a season-low 28 yards in the first quarter.

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Broncos take 10-0 lead into 2nd qtr

Denver outgained Carolina 71-28 in the first quarter, but the Broncos' lone touchdown of Super Bowl 50 came on defense. Follow live

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Heather Burns ESPN.com 

The team that scores first has won five straight Super Bowls.. The last team to score first and lose the Super Bowl was the Colts in Super Bowl XLIV. Peyton Manning led the Colts to a FG on their first drive and they lost to the Saints.

10-point Super Bowl comebacks are rare
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In fact, it has only been done three times:

  • Super Bowl XLIX - Patriots
  • Super Bowl XLIV - Saints
  • Super Bowl XXII - Redskins

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"It's time for Carolina to go with the zone read and let Cam run the ball because right now NOBODY can make a play." - Herm Edwards on #SB50

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers may have to do this without running back Jonathan Stewart. He is questionable to return with a foot injury.

Heather Burns ESPN.com 

Teams that score a defensive TD in the Super Bowl are 15-2.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart is not on the field after limping off on the previous series. Twisted his leg on a tackle.