Broncos outplay Panthers to win Super Bowl 50
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The Denver Broncos won Super Bowl 50, beating the Carolina Panthers by a score of 24-10.
The Broncos — led by Peyton Manning who, at 39, is the oldest starting quarterback in Super Bowl history — scored first on a first-quarter field goal and never relinquished the lead in a game that many speculate will be Manning’s last.
Update 7:10 p.m. ET: Denver takes a 24-10 lead with just a little over three minutes left in Super Bowl 50.
Update 7 p.m. ET: With less than six minutes left in the game, the Broncos are up 16 to 10.
Update 6:34 p.m. ET: Defense! We’ve got us a low-scoring Super Bowl so far — at the end of the third quarter in Super Bowl 50, it’s the Denver Broncos 16 and the Carolina Panthers 7.
Update 5:57 p.m. ET: Cold Play, Beyonce and Bruno Mars have done their thing. We’re back to the Peyton Manning-Cam Newton show in the third quarter.
Update 5:25 p.m. ET: At halftime in Super Bowl 50, it’s still the Denver Broncos 13 and the Carolina Panthers 7. The highly anticipated halftime show is to feature Coldplay, Beyonce and Bruno Mars.
Update 5:09 p.m. ET: With a little over three minutes left in the second quarter, it’s the Denver Broncos 13 and Carolina Panthers 7.
Update 5:01 p.m. ET: Jordan Norwood of the Broncos makes a 61-yard punt return to set a Super Bowl record.
Update 4:28 p.m. ET: At the end of the first quarter in Super Bowl 50, it’s the Denver Broncos 10 and the Carolina Panthers 0.
The Broncos scored on a recovered Panthers fumble; it’s the first Super Bowl touchdown from a fumble recovery in 22 years.
Update 3:39 p.m. ET: The Carolina Panthers have won the coin toss, and they have elected to kick off to the Denver Broncos to begin Super Bowl 50 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.