Gary Kubiak, the Broncos head coach, is now a perfect 4-0 as an assistant coach or head coach in the Super Bowl. He’s also the first to win the Super Bowl for the same team that he was a player with.
He was noncommittal about his retirement when CBS Sports Sideline reporter Tracy Wolfson asked. He said he would take a few days to think about it, which he didn’t want it out staged the Broncos win by doing so.
Anderson has scored a touchdown in four of his past five games.
The Super Bowl would give the Manning brothers four of the past 10 wins in the big game. Now, both of the brothers have two rings apiece.
Also, with this being his final game, Manning will go out with a Super Bowl win. Elway, the man who helped bring him to Denver, was the other to do that.
Both kickers traded field goals in the second half.
Manning threw an interception to Panthers defensive end Kony Ealy in the second quarter. It was Manning’s first postseason interception in a 164 attempts.
However, on the following possession, the Panthers went 3-and-out, so the impact was minimal.
While the Broncos have one turnover, the Panthers have two turnovers, both by Mike Tolbert.
The Broncos were called for a holding penalty on 4th and 1. That brought out Brandon McManus, who connected on a 33-yard field goal for the 13-7 lead.
Jonathan Stewart, who went out of the game earlier with a short-term injury, cut the Broncos lead to 10-7. He scored on a one-yard rushing touchdown.
The Panthers trailed 10-0 in the game. They’ve trailed by 10 or more points three times — and they’ve won each game, but wasn’t able to do it in this game.
The Broncos took the 10-0 lead when Malik Jackson scooped-and-scored on a fumble recovery. Miller sacked and stripped the ball away from Newton for an 11-yard loss.
It was Jackson’s first career touchdown.
McManus made a 34-yard field goal to give the Broncos the 3-0 lead at 10:44 in the first quarter.
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