Breaking down the Denver Broncos' 24-10 win over the Carolina Panthers in Sunday's Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium:
Big picture: Peyton Manning, considered by many the best regular season quarterback in history, won his second Super Bowl title to bolster his already outstanding resume. He has a chance to retire with the same number of Super Bowl championships that his brother, Eli, now has.
But make no mistake, the Denver Broncos won their third Super Bowl title in franchise history because of its outstanding defense, a unit sure to be remembered as one of the most dominant of the modern era. The Broncos, who led the league in total defense, harassed and hit star quarterback Cam Newton, diminishing the potency of Carolina's offense, which led the league in scoring.
Edge rusher Von Miller was the star. He was an absolute terror all night, collecting strip sacks in the first and fourth quarters in a dominating individual performance that will be long remembered.