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Denver's defense dominates Carolina to win Super Bowl 50

Von Miller and the Broncos's defense had seven sacks and forced four turnovers to help deliver Peyton Manning his second Super Bowl title.

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Newton fumbles in fourth quarter (0:33)
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Broncos defense dominated for Super Bowl title (1:48)
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Dilfer: The Panthers did not lose because of Cam Newton (1:37)
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Stewart goes airborne for 1-yd TD (0:20)
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Demaryius Thomas ... meet Luke Kuechly (0:11)
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Behind the scenes of Super Bowl 50

Super Bowl 50 is seen by hundreds of millions of people worldwide, but only a select few get a view from the inside.

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Clippers going full Lob City against Heat (0:24)
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Vucevic becomes hero with fadeaway buzzer-beater (0:41)
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Manning: 'I'm not lead singer anymore, but still in it' (3:49)
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Sefolosha banks in buzzer-beater from beyond half-court (0:15)
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Rivas flattens Lahat with flying knee KO (0:15)
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Owens: My numbers speak for themselves (2:59)
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Mexico wins Caribbean Series on walk-off HR (0:51)
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Isaiah Thomas blocks... DeMarcus Cousins? (0:15)
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Cam's Special Gift (4:23)
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Danilo Gallinari or Steph Curry? (0:15)
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Rashad Smith's dunk fires up the crowd (0:32)
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Must See Moments: Leicester living the dream (1:58)
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13hDoug McIntyre

McIntyre: Altidore still the man for U.S.

Jozy Altidore is still the man for Jurgen Klinsmann and the U.S, while the national side's MLS contingent also impressed during training camp.

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9hDavid Schoenfield

Five free agents worth the gamble

Dexter Fowler's consistency puts him on David Schoenfield's list of five free agents teams should consider signing.

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Odds to win next year's title
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This year's championship game is in the books, but the odds are ready for next year's big game.

  • Seattle: 8-1
  • New England: 8-1
  • Pittsburgh: 8-1
  • Green Bay: 10-1
  • Arizona: 10-1
  • Carolina: 10-1

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Jeff Legwold ESPN Staff Writer 

Asked where he thinks Broncos defense ranks among great defenses that have won Super Bowls and Wade Phillips said; "They're my favorite."

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Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

"We came into this game just wanting to play our defense. We knew if we stayed consistent we would come out on top." - Von Miller

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Way-too-early 2016 NFL power rankings
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Cheer up, Panthers: You've landed the top spot in the way-too-early 2016 NFL power rankings. Ranking the 32

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Marshawn Lynch hints at retirement
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Adam Schefter reported earlier today that Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch had told people close to him he plans to retire. Then, during the Super Bowl, Lynch posted this tweet on his verified Twitter account.

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The curse of 15 wins
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Including this year's Panthers, five teams have won at least 15 regular-season games under the currently playoff format. None of them have won the Super Bowl.

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Cam Newton's crucial 4th-quarter fumble
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Arguably the play of the Super Bowl came when Von Miller stripped the MVP deep in his own territory for the second time.

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Lot of passes, no TDs for Manning

Peyton Manning threw 23 passes but no touchdowns in the Broncos' Super Bowl 50 win. Only Joe Namath and Troy Aikman threw more pass attempts without a TD in a Super Bowl victory.

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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell came to the Panthers locker room to see coach Ron Rivera.

Miller strip sack leads to first TD
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Von Miller's Super Bowl MVP campaign started in the first quarter.

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Jonathan Stewart: Big man, big air
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The first offensive touchdown of the Super Bowl featured 235 pounds of man hurdling the line of scrimmage.

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Luke Kuechly pops Demaryius Thomas
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Panthers fans can take solace in the fact that Luke Kuechly is on their side.

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Jeff Legwold ESPN Staff Writer 

I had an MVP vote and it was an easy pick. I gave mine to Von Miller. A franchise player postseason to help get the Broncos to Super Bowl 50 and then to help earn the team's third Super Bowl win.

Manning: Not making an emotional decision
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Peyton Manning said his former coach Tony Dungy told him not to make an emotional decision regarding retirement, and wouldn't make a call either way immediately after his Super Bowl 50 victory.

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Heather Burns ESPN.com 

Peyton Manning said he wants to take some time before he decides if he will retire.

Dilfer: Loss isn't all on Cam
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Trent Dilfer admits that Cam Newton missed some throws but that the Panthers' loss does not solely fall on his shoes.

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Ian O'Connor ESPN Senior Writer 

On the field, Olivia Manning to ESPN.com & the LA Times: "I want Peyton to retire."

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera still believes Jerricho Cotchery incompletion in the first quarter was a catch. Officials told him not enough to overturn. Two plays later Cam Newton was stripped of the ball and Denver scored.

Heather Burns ESPN.com 

John Elway: "This one's for Pat."

Dilfer: Broncos defense was historic
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Trent Dilfer breaks down how Denver's defense was able to wreak havoc on Cam Newton and the Panthers.

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Super Bowl MVP-winning linebackers
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  • Super Bowl 50 - Von Miller, Denver
  • Super Bowl XLVIII - Malcolm Smith, Seattle
  • Super Bowl XXXV - Ray Lewis, Baltimore
  • Super Bowl V - Chuck Howley, Dallas

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Von Miller wins Super Bowl MVP

The player picked one selection after Cam Newton in the 2011 draft had 2.5 sacks and 2 forced fumbles, as the Broncos held the Panthers to a season-low 10 points.

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