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Live: Panthers, Broncos dueling in Super Bowl 50

Watch Super Bowl 50 live on ESPN Deportes, WatchESPN (device restricted) and CBS.

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Jim Plunkett's ode to the Bay Area (3:38)
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Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer 

Carolina closed exactly split between a 5- and 5.5-point favorite over Denver in Las Vegas with seven books closing at each number. The Westgate SuperBook closed Carolina -5; over/under 43.5.

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

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

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

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.

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.

Kevin Durant takes his shot

The former NBA MVP stayed in the Bay Area an extra day after the Thunder's loss to the Warriors to attend Super Bowl 50.

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Bradley Roby has his game face on

The Broncos cornerback showed off his custom mouthpiece as the two teams took the field for Super Bowl 50.

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Lady Gaga kicks off Super Bowl 50

The six-time Grammy winner performed the national anthem at Levi's Stadium before tonight's game between the Broncos and Panthers.

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Lady Gaga delivers the National Anthem.

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Broncos run in for Super Bowl 50.

Cam's pregame shoes are Super Bowl ready

Of course Cam Newton's pregame attire included gold cleats with "MVP" on the straps.

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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Cheerleaders lining up for player introductions. Won't be too much longer before Super Bowl 50 begins.

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

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