Von Miller got the MVP award, but the architect of Denver's defense domination in Super Bowl 50 is a coach who was out of work not long ago. Wade Phillips finally broke through on a big stage.
Thomas Davis wanted to highlight the work his doctors and trainers did to get him ready to play, despite the more than 40 stitches in his arm.
Jordan Taylor, a 23-year-old practice-squad player, didn't even suit up Sunday. But his value to the Broncos and Peyton Manning is immeasurable.
Carolina CB Josh Norman addresses the media after the Panthers' Super Bowl loss to the Broncos, saying it's a hard thing to swallow but that it will make them stronger for the future.
The Denver quarterback has been leaving us signs all season long that this might be it. So what's next? Everyone around him has some ideas.
ESPN's John Clayton looks at the top teams heading into 2016.