Super Bowl 50 was not one for the ages. It was by far one of, if not the most boring Super Bowl I can remember.
I’ll tell you this, and it’s not me being a “homer,” (maybe I am) but, I truly believe that had the Packers been in EITHER league, and faced EITHER the Broncos or the Panthers in Super Bowl 50 they would’ve won…GUARANTEED! Why is that? Because the Packers have Aaron Rodgers and still he has a “killer instinct.” That instinct has dissipated with Manning to some extent, probably due to his age (he rushed for zero yards).
As far as Cam, well, we all saw his “killer instinct” when he BACKED AWAY from his fumble late in the game (4:15 left) deep in Panther territory, with his team down by 6, he just watched others scrum for it. The Bronco came up with the ball, scored the “dagger” a few plays later.
Neither offense looked very good, and while Carolina’s’ defense played well against an aging QB, Denver’s’ was even better not allowing a single “dab.”
Von Miller, Denver’s’ outside linebacker fully deserved MVP honors, he set the tone early and continued his brutal attack on the Panthers throughout the game. Miller racked up 2.5 sacks (which combined for 27 yards), two of which had a direct impact on the game, 6 tackles, two quarterback hits, and a pass defensed in the Broncos 24-10 win over Carolina.
I’m happy for Denver’s Peyton Manning on winning this, his second Super Bowl at the age of 39, at what would seem to be the end of his playing career. He can now ride off into the sunset on top, with his second Super Bowl ring. Also family “get togethers” at the Manning house will be easier now that he has the same amount of titles as his younger brother Eli has with the Giants…surely I jest.
CONGRATULATIONS, Peyton, Von, and the rest of the Broncos on your Super Bowl 50 win!
P.S. the “Super Bowl” commercials STUNK this year!
(photos courtesy of Getty, Espn, Cbssports)