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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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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
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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

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Manning completed 4 passes on opening drive, tied for his most on any opening drive this season (Week 1 vs Ravens & AFC Champ vs Patriots).

Broncos start solid once again

Denver has now scored on its opening drive in four straight games. This is only the third time all season Carolina allowed points on an opening drive. Follow live

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers LB Thomas Davis and broken right forearm looked good on that play. Denver settles for a field goal but had success moving on the Carolina defense on the opening drive.

Broncos strike first in Super Bowl
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Peyton Manning marched Denver down the field on the opening drive, going 4-for-6 for 47 yards through the air. The Broncos stalled deep in Panthers' territory, settling for a field goal to take a 3-0 lead. Follow live

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And we are underway at Super Bowl 50

Stephen Curry keeps pounding
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The Warriors guard and Panthers super-fan had the honor of hitting Carolina's "Keep Pounding" drum as the team took the field for Super Bowl 50.

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Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Under Armour says it sold out of Cam Newton's gold MVP cleats at $500 a pair in an hour and a half last night

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David Purdum ESPN Staff Writer 

The Super Bowl coin flip is tails. In 50 Super Bowl coin flips, there have been 24 heads, 26 tails.

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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis calls the coin toss. He calls tails and it is tails. Carolina defers to second half.