Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos celebrates with the Vince Lombardi Trophy after Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium on Feb. 7, 2016 in Santa Clara, Calif.
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Broncos defense throttles Panthers to win Super Bowl 50

Updated

Peyton Manning — assuming he’s going out — is going out in style.

He’s also going out without having to do all that much.

The Broncos quarterback got his perfect finish, leading his team to a 24-10 win over the Panthers in Super Bowl 50, though it was a dominant defense that did the hard work.

The Broncos harassed Panthers quarterback Cam Newton throughout the night, sacking him six times, forcing three turnovers and limiting him to something far less than the kind of MVP performances he’s turned in all year.

That meant all Manning had to do was not mess it up and enjoy the moment. Even a pair of turnovers weren’t enough to spoil things, as the five-time Most Valuable Player won his second Super Bowl title.

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Broncos defense throttles Panthers to win Super Bowl 50

Updated