Congratulations to the Denver Broncos on winning Super Bowl 50.
I knew if their defense could get to Cam early (and they did), and the game was close at halftime, that would be it. They created four turnovers and gave the regular season MVP fits. I called the Giants’ improbable win over the 18-0 Patriots eight years ago, and it was because of their pass rush, as well. Those edge rushers are something else.
For me, here’s what it came down to: that Denver defense is legendary… Just watch them…
Cam Newton is, and will never be, half the quarterback Tom Brady is. (Keep in mind this comment is coming from a bigtime detractor of the New England Patsies) That’s not a slight towards Newton… it’s just a fact that he’ll never be Brady. And, in my opinion, regardless of what stats say, that Patriots offense is heads and tails better than this Panthers offense. That Pats offense was mostly manhandled by Denver two weeks ago, and I knew if they could do it to the Pats offense, then they could very well do it to Carolina based on those things. I’m not crazy about what I call “NFL math”, but it applies there, I believe.
I will say that Carolina’s offense missed some opportunities, however. Cam was uncomfortable all night (thanks to Denver’s defense), but there were overthrown passes in the first half that could have made a difference.
“Carolina lost the game,” many will say.
Nope. The Denver Broncos’ defense took that game.