LIVE GAME UPDATES
10:22pm – The Denver Broncos have won Super Bowl 50 by a score of 24-10 over the Carolina Panthers.
10:07pm – 2-point conversion is good, Denver adds to their lead. Denver 24-10
10:04pm – Touchdown Denver! 2-yard run for C.J. Anderson extends the Broncos lead with 3:08 left in the game. Denver 22-10
9:43pm – 39-yard field goal for Carolina. The lead is now down to 6. Denver 16-10
9:30pm – End of the third quarter, Panthers still trail by 9. Denver 16-7
9:07pm – 30-year field goal for Denver as they extend the lead with 8:18 left in the 3rd. Denver 16-7
9:00pm – Missed field goal for the Panthers, Denver still leads. Denver 13-7
8:51pm – The second half begins with the Panthers receiving. Denver 13-7
8:29pm – The Halftime Show featuring Coldplay has begun!
8:19pm – Halftime! Panthers still trail going into the half. They will have the ball first in the second half. Denver 13-7
8:08pm – Denver punts and the Panthers will start at their own 19. Two minute warning. Denver 13-7
7:51pm – Broncos settle 33-yard for a field goal. Denver 13-7
7:30pm – Touchdown Panthers! Steward leaps in for a 1-yard touchdown run. Denver 10-7
7:23pm – At the end of the first quarter. Denver 10-0
7:07pm – Cam Newton fumbles and Malik Jackson recovers in the end zone for a Broncos touchdown. Denver 10-0
6:53pm – Panthers fail to score on their first drive and elect to punt from their own 29-yard line. Denver 3-0
6:45pm – 34-yard field goal for the Broncos to take an early lead in their first drive. Denver 3-0
6:38pm – The Panthers kick off to the Broncos! Tied 0-0
6:34pm – Panthers win the coin toss and will kick. Tied 0-0
The 50th Super Bowl is almost here. The golden anniversary game of the marriage between the NFL and the old AFL is being played today in Santa Clara, California, in the home of the San Francisco 49ers.
Reports are the field is in great shape and the weather is letter-perfect.
The game features a quarterback who appears headed to a spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame against one fresh off being named the league’s Most Valuable Player this season. Specifically, Peyton Manning against Cam Newton.
It’s Manning, the classic drop-back passer who rarely scrambles, against Newton, who is just as dangerous with his legs as with his right arm.
For Manning this could be, as he put it to Patriots coach Bill Belichick after the AFC Championship game, his last rodeo. He is 39 and a win would make him the oldest man to ever quarterback a Super Bowl championship team.
In the Broncos Newton is facing the top defense in the NFL as well as the top pass defense. Denver allowed just 283.1 yards a game and just 199.6 passing yards a game. In Carolina the Broncos “D” is facing the league’s top offense, which scored 500 points and had 59 touchdowns in the regular season.
This is Denver’s eighth trip to the big game while the Panthers are appearing for the second time. They lost in Super Bowl 38 to New England while the Broncos have won twice, back to back in 1998 and 1999.
The Broncos enter the game 14-4 while Carolina is 17-1.
Kickoff is slated for 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time.