Slam the Cam
Broncos’ dynamic defence shuts down dabbing QB
Bigoa Machar, Arts Editor
The term “defence wins championships” is a little exacerbated these days, but that’s really the best way to describe what went down at Super Bowl 50. A packed Levi’s Stadium in San Francisco witnessed the Denver Broncos defeat the Carolina Panthers by a score of 24-10.
Despite the relatively high score, this game was ruled by the defences. On the Broncos side of the ball, linebacker and Super Bowl MVP Von Miller put on a clinic that we were all privileged enough to watch. Miller had five solo tackles and two sacks, as well as two key forced fumbles that both led to scores. Miller was a force on defence, staying up in Cam Newton’s grill all game and stuffing the Panthers running backs for short gains throughout the entire game. When asked about winning the Super Bowl, Miller said “Fuck Disney World, I’m hitting the strip joint. All of them. I got plenty of bills to spend on plenty of women. Too much to spend at just one club.”
Not to be excluded, the best player for the Panthers on Sunday night was defensive end Kony Ealy. #Kony2012 struck early and often, with one interception, one forced fumble and a Super Bowl record of three sacks in the game. Ealy did his part stopping the Broncos offense, only gaining 250 yards from scrimmage the entire game. Despite taking the L, Ealy has nothing to be disappointed about. He played the best game of his career on the biggest stage possible and established himself as a force to be reckoned within the league for a long time coming.
Despite this defensive slugfest, Peyton Manning was front and centre for the entire game. On Sunday, Manning became both the first quarterback to win two Super Bowls with two separate teams as a starter, as well as the oldest quarterback to ever win football’s biggest prize. With lots of speculation of this being Manning’s final game in the NFL, winning the Super Bowl is the perfect way for the sheriff to ride into the sunset.
There’s plenty of time to talk about these subjects, as professional football will be taking a six month vacation until next season. The betting junkies have already started their work early. The Panthers open up at 10-1 odds to win the trophy next year, while the bookies are anticipating Manning’s retirement, putting the Broncos at 14-1 underdogs to take the prize a year from now.