By Liz Alper
Photo: Youtube screenshot
February 8, 2016 (Santa Clara, Ca.) - It was Peyton Manning's last game and he made sure everyone knew it. Conversely, the Carolina Panthers made sure to let everyone know that they can't hold on to the football.
It wasn't a high-scoring game, but it was enough to give Manning two Super Bowl rings and a place in NFL history. He now has as many Super Bowl rings as his brother Eli (the realization coming to the younger Manning when CBS cut to his face at the end of the game).
The Denver Broncos started their Super Bowl 50 win with a field goal by kicker Brandon McManus to give them a 3-0 lead. The Panthers, led by hotshot quarterback Cam Newton, began their march down the field on their first drive, only to have the ball stripped out of Newton's hands by defensive end Von Miller, who had an incredible game, and returned it for a touchdown, putting the Broncos up 10-0.
The Panthers got on the board with a touchdown and the score was back to within three at 10-7, but that was all they could manage, other than a field goal in the second half to bring the game to within a touchdown at 16-10. The Broncos scored another touchdown to give them the 24-10 win, making them the reigning NFL champions for a year and sending Manning riding off into the sunset with one last achievement in his impeccable career.