Cam Newton couldn't dab on Denver's defense.
The Broncos stifled the NFL MVP and the Carolina Panthers' star quarterback all Sunday long, keeping him out of the end zone en route to winning Super Bowl 50, 24-10, at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California.
While Super Bowl 50 was billed as Cam Newton vs. Peyton Manning entering Sunday's big game, the Broncos' defense stole the show, making life a living hell and being every bit of kryptonite for Superman, sacking Newton six times and limiting him to just 18 completions in 41 pass attempts for 265 yards and 45 more rushing, while throwing an interception and fumbling twice without any touchdowns.
So, instead of Super Bowl 50 being Cam's crowning moment — one day after winning the NFL MVP award — it was Manning, 39, who became the oldest starting quarterback in Super Bowl history to win it all... and he has his defense to thank for it, especially Broncos linebacker Von Miller, who recorded 2.5 sacks to be named Super Bowl 50 MVP.
With the Panthers trailing 16-10 with 4:04 remaining in the game and Newton having a chance to assemble a potentially game-winning drive from Carolina's 27-yard line, Miller came up with a huge sack on Newton, forcing a fumble.
Broncos running back C.J. Anderson punched in a two-yard rushing touchdown at the 3:08 mark and Denver added a two-point conversion to put the team up 24-10, which stood.
As good as Newton has been all season long, he didn't have any answers for Denver's defense.
No dabbing at Super Bowl 50.
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