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Super Bowl 50 : Denver Broncos defeated Carolina Panthers

Super Bowl 50 was played on February 7, 2016 in order to determine the NFL (National Football League) champion for the 2015 season. The American Football Conference (AFC) champion Denver Broncos met the National Football Conference (NFC) champion Carolina Panthers in this competition. Denver Broncos claimed their victory over the Panthers by 24-10. Denver Broncos earned their 3rd Super Bowl title yesterday night. The game was held at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. The San Francisco Bay becomes glorious for organizing the Super Bowl 50 competition and it was their 2nd time to held a super bowl in this area. Around 71,000 spectators watched the game at the stadium. The Super Bowl 50 also drew huge media attention all over the world.

The match summary:

Initially, the game wasn’t in Broncos’ hand, while their offense got just 194 yards and 11 first downs. Then the Broncos took the lead and never lost it. The Panther were accustomed with that situation. They had the league’s top class offense with an average 31.3 points per match in the regular season and 40 points during the post season. But, they didn’t face a defense like Denver’s. the most costly for them came in the first quarter, after Carolina’s second turn on offense. The defensive end Malik Jackson scooped up the ball for the score to give Denver Broncos a 10-0 lead in the game.

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The Super Bowl 50: Carolina Panthers vs Denver broncos——–image via: www.youtube.com

With a record 7 sacks and 3 force turnovers, Denver Broncos ultimately became the Super Bowl 50 Champion defeating Carolina Panthers. Von Miller, the Denver Linebacker, was awarded Super Bowl MVP for his 5 solo tackles, 2.5 sacks and 2 forced fumbles.

Peyton Manning at the age of 39 wins his 2nd super Bowl title. He was the oldest starting Quarterback while playing for the Denver Broncos in Super bowl 50. It was probably would be his last game and like his boss John Elway, he can ride off into the sunset after securing 2nd Super Bowl title in his long football career. Manning is the first American footballer who won super bowl for two different teams in NFL. He won his first in Super Bowl XLI  with the Indianapolis Colts. With that last win against the Panthers, he has become the first quarterback in the history of NFL with 200 wins. However, he contributed at his best in the last game making 13 of 23 passing for 141 yards, one interception and a lost fumble.

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Journey to Super Bowl 50:

Carolina Panthers:

In the course to the Super Bowl 50, Carolina Panthers finished the regular season with a 15-1 winning record. They defeated the Arizona Cardinals by 49-15 to be the NFC Champions and advanced to the Super Bowl. It was their second super bowl appearance since 1995.

Denver Broncos:

The another super bowl team, Denver Broncos finished their season with a 12-4 record and defeated New England Patriots by 20-18 in the AFC Championship. It was 8th super bowl appearance for the Broncos.

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The history of Super Bowl:

The Super bowl competition was first played in 1967. Yesterday, it was the 50th edition of super bowl where Denver Broncos defeated Carolina Panthers. American Football League and National Football league merged in super bowl since 1970 and claimed their leadership. The both football league emphasized the ‘Golden anniversary” of super bowl. The football authority temporally suspended the tradition of naming Super bowl with roman numbers. In 2013, the Levi’s stadium was selected to arrange the super bowl 50, 2016. The renovation of the stadium started soon and eventually cost $1.2 billion to finish. The Super Bowl 50 was the first ever super bowl competition held in the San Francisco Bay area. Lady Gaga sang the national anthem before the match while ColdPlay and Bruno Mars performed at the Levi’s stadium during halftime.

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The Super Bowl trophy:

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Super Bowl 50 trophy——image via: www.youtube.com

The Denver Broncos received a large 18-karat gold-plated “50” in addition to the famous Vince Lombardi Trophy. The Super Bowl 50 host authority will donate 25% of all money to raise philanthropy in the Bay area. The committee already received around $40 million from the media coverage. The Super Bowl 50 was broadcasted by CBS television, which is the main broadcaster for NFL. It was considered as the “Golden Super Bowl” event.

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List of Past Super Bowl Winners by Year

From our findings of the most played sports around the globe, we’ve come to know that American Football stands at number ten with 400 million approximate fans worldwide. Most of these are propelled from America, Europe and Australia, especially North America. And the Super Bowl is an annual American Football game to determine the Champion of the National Football League (NFL). Obviously an American city is selected as the contest venue and it is Chosen three to four years beforehand (usually warm-weather sites).

The Pittsburgh Steelers (6-2) have won the most Super Bowls with six championships. And both the San Francisco 49ers (5–1) and Dallas Cowboys (5–3) are ranked at number two with five wins. There is another issue of appearing at the Super Bowl, where Dallas, New England, Pittsburgh and Denver have the most Super Bowl appearances (eight times).

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Super Bowl XLIV | image credit – Wikimedia/TSgt Shelley Gill

The American Football Conference (AFC) champion Denver Broncos met the National Football Conference (NFC) champion Carolina Panthers have recently played the Super Bowl 50 on February 7, 2016, which was held at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. Denver Broncos claimed their victory over the Panthers by 24-10.

Super Bowl Winners List:

The first Super Bowl contest was held at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in 1967 between Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs. Green Bay won the first contest and after that there has been total fifty games held in history. Here we bring the list of past Super Bowl Winners by year.

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Let’s find, who won the first Super Bowl?

No.

Date

Venue

Winner

Loser

MVP

L Feb. 7, 2016 California Broncos 24 Panthers 10 Von Miller
XLIX Feb. 1, 2015 Arizona Patriots 28 Seahawks 24 Tom Brady
XLVIII Feb. 2, 2014 New Jersey Seahawks 43 Broncos 8 Malcolm Smith
XLVII Feb. 3, 2013 Louisiana Ravens 34 49ers 31 Joe Flacco
XLVI Feb. 5, 2012 Indiana Giants 21 Patriots 17 Eli Manning
XLV Feb. 6, 2011 Texas Packers 31 Steelers 25 Aaron Rodgers
XLIV Feb. 7, 2010 Florida Saints 31 Colts 17 Drew Brees
XLIII Feb. 1, 2009 Florida Pittsburgh 27 Arizona 23 Santonio Holmes
XLII Feb. 3, 2008 Arizona N.Y. Giants 17 New England 14 Eli Manning
XLI Feb. 4, 2007 Florida Indianapolis 29 Chicago 17 Peyton Manning
XL Feb. 5, 2006 Michigan Pittsburgh 21 Seattle 10 Hines Ward
XXXIX Feb. 6, 2005 Florida New England 24 Philadelphia 21 Deion Branch
XXXVIII Feb. 1, 2004 Texas New England 32 Carolina 29 Tom Brady
XXXVII Jan. 26, 2003 California Tampa Bay 48 Oakland 21 Dexter Jackson
XXXVI Feb. 3, 2002 Louisiana New England 20 St. Louis 17 Tom Brady
XXXV Jan. 28, 2001 Florida Baltimore 34 N.Y. Giants 7 Ray Lewis
XXXIV Jan. 30, 2000 Georgia St. Louis 23 Tennessee 16 Kurt Warner
XXXIII Jan. 31, 1999 Florida Denver 34 Atlanta 19 John Elway
XXXII Jan. 25, 1998 California Denver 31 Green Bay 24 Terrell Davis
XXXI Jan. 26, 1997 Louisiana Green Bay 35 New England 21 Desmond Howard
XXX Jan. 28, 1996 Arizona Dallas 27 Pittsburgh 17 Larry Brown
XXIX Jan. 29, 1995 Florida San Francisco 49 San Diego 26 Steve Young
XXVIII Jan. 30, 1994 Georgia Dallas 30 Buffalo 13 Emmitt Smith
XXVII Jan. 31, 1993 California Dallas 52 Buffalo 17 Troy Aikman
XXVI Jan. 26, 1992 Minnesota Washington 37 Buffalo 24 Mark Rypien
XXV Jan. 27, 1991 Florida N.Y. Giants 20 Buffalo 19 Ottis Anderson
XXIV Jan. 28, 1990 Louisiana San Francisco 55 Denver 10 Joe Montana
XXIII Jan. 22, 1989 Florida San Francisco 20 Cincinnati 16 Jerry Rice
XXII Jan. 31, 1988 California Washington 42 Denver 10 Doug Williams
XXI Jan. 25, 1987 California N.Y. Giants 39 Denver 20 Phil Simms
XX Jan. 26, 1986 Louisiana Chicago 46 New England 10 Richard Dent
XIX Jan. 20, 1985 California San Francisco 38 Miami 16 Joe Montana
XVIII Jan. 22, 1984 Florida L.A. Raiders 38 Washington 9 Marcus Allen
XVII Jan. 30, 1983 California Washington 27 Miami 17 John Riggins
XVI Jan. 24, 1982 Michigan San Francisco 26 Cincinnati 21 Joe Montana
XV Jan. 25, 1981 Louisiana Oakland 27 Philadelphia 10 Jim Plunkett
XIV Jan. 20, 1980 California Pittsburgh 31 L.A. Rams 19 Terry Bradshaw
XIII Jan. 21, 1979 Florida Pittsburgh 35 Dallas 31 Terry Bradshaw
XII Jan. 15, 1978 Louisiana Dallas 27 Denver 10 H. Martin, R. White
XI Jan. Â 9, 1977 California Oakland 32 Minnesota 14 Fred Biletnikoff
X Jan. 18, 1976 Florida Pittsburgh 21 Dallas 17 Lynn Swann
IX Jan. 12, 1975 Louisiana Pittsburgh 16 Minnesota 6 Franco Harris
VIII Jan. 13, 1974 Texas Miami 24 Minnesota 7 Larry Csonka
VII Jan. 14, 1973 California Miami 14 Washington 7 Jake Scott
VI Jan. 16, 1972 Louisiana Dallas 24 Miami 3 Roger Staubach
V Jan. 17, 1971 Florida Baltimore 16 Dallas 13 Chuck Howley
IV Jan. 11, 1970 Louisiana Kansas City 23 Minnesota 7 Len Dawson
III Jan. 12, 1969 Florida N.Y. Jets 16 Baltimore 7 Joe Namath
II Jan. 14, 1968 Florida Green Bay 33 Oakland 14 Bart Starr
I Jan. 15, 1967 California Green Bay 35 Kansas City 10 Bart Starr