Peyton Manning might have just ridden off into the sunset with the second Super Bowl victory of his career. The odd thing about this season is that after an illustrious passing career, this was a game where Manning literally didn't have to do anything on offense. Instead, just as they've done all season, it was Denver's defense that led the way, terrorizing Cam Newton and company all game long en route to a 24-10 victory.
Newton was the league's MVP during the regular season, but finished the game 18-of-41 (43.9%) with 265 yards, 1 interception, and 2 fumbles lost. Both of Newton's fumbles led to Denver's only touchdowns of the game, and both were forced by OLB Von Miller, the MVP of Super Bowl 50.
Manning's final stat line reads this: 13-of-23 (56.5%) for 141 yards, 1 interception, and 1 fumble lost. With both teams featuring ferocious defenses, Manning's mistakes didn't come as he was backed up in his own end zone like Newton's mistakes.
What did you think of the game, Browns fans, along with the commercials? As far as former Browns go, WR Jordan Norwood had a big punt return for Denver, SS T.J. Ward played a great defensive game for the Broncos, and RB Fozzy Whittaker took some snaps for Carolina. On to next season!