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Broncos with another takeaway

Von Miller forced his second fumble of the game, and T.J. Ward -- who had an interception earlier in the game -- picked it up and gave the Broncos the ball inside Carolina's 10-yard line with less than 5 minutes to play. Follow live

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Mike Sando ESPN Senior Writer 

The Broncos way back in Week 1 led Baltimore by six points (19-13) late in regulation. Darian Stewart picked off Joe Flacco on third-and-16 to seal the outcome. How much more can the Broncos ask from their defense?

Nick Wagoner @nwagoner

Unless Panthers score and tie or take lead, entirely possible Peyton has thrown his last NFL pass, no?

Peyton Manning sacked five times

This is the second time the Broncos QB has been sacked five times in a postseason game. Only two QBs have won Super Bowls after being sacked five times: Roger Staubach (Super Bowl XII) and Brett Favre (Super Bowl XXXI).

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Marshawn Lynch leaves us waiting

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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Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer 

Graham Gano's 39-yard FG cuts Denver lead to 16-10. That puts the combined FGs over 3.5 (Brandon McManus has 3). Gano's kick is the longest so far but still under 45.5 for longest field goal. Shortest FG so far was 30-harder for McManus, which would be over 26.5 for shortest field goal.

Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer 

Defenses continue to dominate. Both teams have gone over 2.5 sacks (and over 5 combined sacks). Props on whether Peyton Manning and Cam Newton would throw INTs both cashed (and over 1.5 combined INTs). Ten punts is sitting on combined over/under 10 right now.

The Super Bowl from space

Astronaut Scott Kelly throws the coolest Super Bowl party in all of the universe  and has the pictures to prove it. What it looks like

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Panthers settle for FG, cut lead to 6

Following the turnover, the Panthers moved into field goal range, setting up Graham Gano for a 39-yard kick. The made field goal trimmed the Broncos' lead to 16-10 with 10:21 left in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl 50. Follow live

Rich Cimini @RichCimini

A Peyton Manning-led team has won only 5 games in his career w/o offensive TD, including playoffs. It's happened twice this year. #SB50

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Philly Brown is out for the game with a concussion. Look for rookie Devin Funchess to get more snaps.

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"Kony Ealy has been DOMINANT in this game. 3 sacks and an interception. He's Carolina's MVP tonight." - Herm Edwards on #SB50

Ealy forces fumble, gives Panthers ball

Kony Ealy's big Super Bowl continues, as he knocked the ball out of Peyton Manning's hand, forcing a fumble and giving the ball back to Carolina near midfield early in the fourth quarter. Follow live

Heather Burns ESPN.com 

No team has won a Super Bowl without scoring an offensive touchdown. Teams to win with one offensive TD: - Patriots in Super Bowl XXXVI over Rams - Jets in Super Bowl III over Colts

Broncos looking to hold on to lead

Only one team in Super Bowl history has blown a lead of at least 9 points entering the fourth quarter: the Seahawks last season, who led by 10 before losing to the Patriots.

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Mike Sando ESPN Senior Writer 

The Panthers do a great job limiting Cam Newton's pure pass drop-backs, but that is much harder to do when trailing by nine points in a fourth quarter. Look what happened to Tom Brady when New England went heavy with five-man protections and pure drop-backs. Brady got smashed. These third-and-longs for Carolina are rough.

John Keim @john_keim

Love watching Denver's defense. Lots of speed up front. Sending 6 rushers and stunting. Completely taking over

Broncos getting to Cam Newton

The Panthers QB has been sacked 4 times today. Starting QBs to take at least 4 sacks are 4-18 all-time in the Super Bowl. The Panthers trail the Broncos 16-7 entering the fourth quarter. Follow live

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Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers defensive end Kony Ealy is the fourth player in NFL history with a sack and an interception in the same Super Bowl game. The other three? Tedy Bruschi, Rodney Harrison and Thomas Everett.