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Follow live: Broncos take charge with strip-sack touchdown

Von Miller ripped the ball from Cam Newton's hands and the Broncos pounced on the game's first touchdown. Panthers vs. Broncos is live on ESPN Deportes, WatchESPN (device restricted) and CBS.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Was this a catch or not?
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Jerricho Cotchery bobbled the ball and this potential big gain was called incomplete -- and the call stood up on replay. Two plays later, Cam Newton was sacked at his own 4-yard line, fumbled the ball, which the Broncos recovered in the end zone for a touchdown.

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The Broncos are 5-0 this season when scoring a defensive touchdown.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Broncos force Cam Newton into rare mistake. Few can rip the ball away from Newton but Von Miller did. Denver recovers in the end zone for a 10-0 lead. Newton is going to have to play like the league MVP to overcome this start.

Recent history favors Denver
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The Broncos have raced out to a 10-0 lead in Super Bowl 50, and consider that the team that scores first has won 5 straight Super Bowls.

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Broncos defense scores touchdown

Von Miller got to Cam Newton and stripped the ball, with Malik Jackson getting to it in the end zone to give the Broncos a 10-0 lead. It's Jackson's first career touchdown, regular-season or postseason. Follow live

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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Denver is heavy on the passing so far with eight attempts to four rushes. Could see Peyton Manning throw it 40 times today.

Panthers still lead in win probability
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Despite giving up a field goal on their opening drive, then going 3-and-out on their first possession, the Panthers are still a slight favorite to win Super Bowl 50 per win probability charting. In-game live updates

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"3rd and 8, Denver had their best CB Talib covering Greg Olsen. Great move by the Broncos and Wade Phillips." - Herm Edwards on #SB50

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

The Panthers allowed points on the opening drive for only the third time this season, including playoffs. They have scored on their opening possession 10 times. Stay tuned.

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"That was an extremely important drive for Denver. Peyton looked good. Now the nerves are gone for the Broncos." - Herm Edwards on #SB50