Broncos, Manning Super Bowl Champions; Beat Panthers 24-10

At halftime, the Broncos lead Panthers 13-7.

Denver Broncos’ Peyton Manning (18) walks on the field after their win against the Carolina Panthers in the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif. The Broncos won 24-10. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP/WPRI) — Thanks to Super Bowl MVP Von Miller and the Orange Rush, Peyton Manning can go out on top.

Miller had 2 1/2 sacks, forced Cam Newton to fumble twice and the Broncos beat the Panthers 24-10 to win the franchise’s third Super Bowl title Sunday night.

Newton, the NFL MVP, was harassed by Denver’s smothering, top-ranked defense all game. He was visibly frustrated after throwing an interception and slammed his hand on the turf when a referee didn’t call a late hit in the fourth.

Manning was 13 of 23 for 141 yards and one interception. The victory was his 200th career win, second Super Bowl championship and he became the first QB to win an NFL title with two teams.

All anyone seemed to be talking about in the lead-up to Super Bowl 50 was Newton’s dances and dabs and the “Thieves Ave.”

“I’m telling you, we don’t get no respect,” cornerback Chris Harris Jr. had said 72 hours before the Broncos got the chance to change all that.

Cornerback Aqib Talib put it best: “We got goal boards in our locker room and we see everything that we’ve done this year. But everything will be forgotten by next season if we don’t come home with that trophy.”

They’re taking it home, proof they belong right up there with the ’85 Bears, the ’00 Ravens and the ’03 Buccaneers.

Security

Photos: Super Bowl 50 (Photo credit: Terisa Estacio/KRON)
Photos: Super Bowl 50 (Photo credit: Terisa Estacio/KRON)

Security was heavy and visible Sunday around Super Bowl locations, from hotels in San Francisco to Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. Drones are banned around the stadium and there are overall flight restrictions.

San Francisco will not have large-scale public viewing spot downtown, unlike the way the city offered such opportunities for the baseball San Francisco Giants’ World Series championship runs in 2010, ’12 and ’14.

The FBI opened a multi-agency command post last week about six miles from Levi’s Stadium that will be continuously staffed.

After the game, stay tuned for a special edition of the Late Show with Stephen Colbert followed by a Target 12 Investigators special report at 11 p.m.

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