Super Bowl 50: Key things about the game, score updates

Denver Broncos’ Von Miller (58) strips the ball from Carolina Panthers’ Cam Newton (1) during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif. The Broncos recovered the ball for a touchdown. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Denver Broncos’ Von Miller (58) strips the ball from Carolina Panthers’ Cam Newton (1) during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif. The Broncos recovered the ball for a touchdown. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

 

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) – The Latest on Super Bowl Sunday from AP reporters covering the game, the telecast, the commercials and fans around the world (All times local):

6:42 p.m.

Carolina’s Graham Gano kicked a 39-yard field goal to cut Denver’s lead to 16-10 with 10:21 left in the fourth quarter.

Cam Newton drove the Panthers into field-goal range after Charles Johnson recovered Peyton Manning’s fumble at midfield.

The Panthers are playing the final quarter without wide receiver Philly Brown, who left with a concussion after a 42-yard catch in the third quarter.

– Rob Maaddi reporting from Santa Clara, California.

6:30 p.m.

Peyton Manning is 15 minutes away from his second Super Bowl title.

Brandon McManus kicked his third field goal, a swarming defense smothered Cam Newton and the Broncos led the Panthers 16-7 after three quarters.

Trailing 16-7, the Panthers appeared to be going in for a score before another turnover cost them.

On second down from the Broncos 28, Newton’s pass sailed through Ted Ginn Jr.’s hands and was intercepted by T.J. Ward. He returned it 4 yards, but was stripped by Mike Tolbert. Denver’s Danny Trevathan fell on it at the 7.

The teams traded punts after that and the Broncos had the ball to the start the fourth.

Von Miller had 1 ½ sacks of Denver’s five sacks and he also forced a fumble recovered by Mailk Jackson for a TD.

Newton was 14 of 31 for 218 yards and one pick. The NFL MVP was visibly frustrated after the interception.

– Rob Maaddi reporting from Santa Clara, California.

6:06 p.m.

Call Brandon McManus “Mr. Reliable.”

McManus hit a 30-yard field goal to give the Broncos a 16-7 lead over the Panthers in the third quarter.

McManus is 3 for 3 in the Super Bowl and 10 for 10 in the playoffs.

After Graham Gano hit the upright on a 44-yard field goal attempt for the Panthers, Peyton Manning connected with Emmanuel Sanders for 25 yards. Manning then hit Sanders for a 22-yard gain to the Panthers 17.

But the drive stalled and McManus hit another one.

– Rob Maaddi reporting from Santa Clara, California.

5:59 p.m.

Doink.

Carolina’s Graham Gano hit the right upright on a 44-yard field-goal try on the first possession of the second half and the Broncos still led the Panthers 13-7.

Cam Newton connected with Ted Ginn Jr. for a 45-yard gain to the Broncos 38 and Ginn caught a 14-yard pass to the 25. But the drive stalled and Gano missed the kick. Gano was 3 for 3 in the playoffs and 30 of 36 in the regular season.

5:25 p.m.

Defense and mistakes dominated the first half.

Cam Newton hardly looked like the NFL MVP and Peyton Manning played like a 39-year-old quarterback at the end of his career.

Thanks to Von Miller and the Orange Rush, the Broncos led the Panthers 13-7 at halftime of Super Bowl 50 on Sunday.

Newton was 8 of 19 for 95 yards and was sacked three times. He ran for 46 yards.

Manning was 9 of 16 for 76 yards and one interception.

The offenses combined to go three-and-out seven times in 15 possessions. The Panthers also lost two fumbles on third-down plays. Manning threw a pick from the Panthers 24, costing Denver a chance at a field goal.

Miller forced a fumble that was recovered in the end zone for a score by Malik Jackson. Brandon McManus made field goals of 34 and 33 yards. Jordan Norwood’s 61-yard punt return – the longest in Super Bowl history – set up McManus’ second field goal.

Jonathan Stewart had a 1-yard TD dive for the Panthers.

– Rob Maaddi reporting from Santa Clara, California

4:50 p.m.

Special teams are doing their part to help Peyton Manning.

Jordan Norwood set up Brandon McManus’ 33-yard field goal with the longest punt return in Super Bowl history.

Norwood fielded a short punt that appeared to be deflected. After a Panthers player bumped into him, Norwood bounced it outside and went 61 yards down the right sideline before Mario Addison caught him from behind at Carolina’s 14.

But Manning and the offense stalled again. A holding call on Louis Vazquez nullified C.J. Anderson’s 2-yard run on fourth-and-1 and McManus kicked his second field goal to make it 13-7.

San Francisco’s John Taylor had the previous longest punt return, 45 yards in the 1989 Super Bowl against Cincinnati.

– Rob Maaddi reporting from Santa Clara, California

4:32 p.m.

Superman showed up in the second quarter.

Cam Newton started scrambling and led the Carolina Panthers on a scoring drive to cut Denver’s lead to 10-7.

Newton, sacked twice already, had runs of 11 and 12 yards on the drive before connecting with Corey Brown for 13 yards to the 2. Jonathan Stewart then leaped in from the 1 for the score.

Newton hit Brown for 20 yards and Greg Olsen for 19 yards on the drive.

– Rob Maaddi reporting from Santa Clara, California.

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4:25 p.m.

All zeroes won the first quarter pool.

The Broncos led the Panthers 10-0 after a defensive touchdown. Peyton Manning was 7 of 9 for 61 yards. Cam Newton was 4 of 8 for 31 yards and was sacked twice.

The first sack by Von Miller resulted in a fumble that was recovered in the end zone by Malik Jackson for a score.

Brandon McManus kicked a 34-yard field goal on Denver’s first possession.

– Rob Maaddi reporting from Santa Clara, California.

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4:21 p.m.

Panthers Pro Bowl running back Jonathan Stewart has returned to the game after missing one series with a foot injury. Stewart hobbled off the field midway through the first quarter after it appeared his foot got twisted under the pile.

– Steve Reed reporting from Santa Clara, California

Which teams are playing in Super Bowl 50?

It’s the Carolina Panthers vs. Denver Broncos.

What time does the Super Bowl start?

3:30 p.m. PT (Pacific)

4:30 p.m. MT (Mountain)

5:30 p.m. CT (Central)

6:30 p.m. ET (Eastern)

Where will the Super Bowl be played?

Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California.

What NFL team plays home games at Levi’s Stadium?

The San Francisco 49ers

How much are Super Bowl tickets?

The average resale price of a ticket is $5,178, according to ticket price tracker SeatGeek. A pair of club seats near midfield have already sold for $12,100 each, making them the most expensive seats sold so far, according to the site.

Where can I watch Super Bowl 50 on TV and online?

TV: CBS

Live Stream: CBSSports.com or the CBS Sports Channel/App on Roku, Apple TV, Xbox One and Windows 10.

Tell me about the Super Bowl 2016 commercials:

This year’s ads have lots of celebrities. There are even ads for the ads! Anheuser-Busch released teasers for some of its ads. And if you just can’t get enough of those Super Bowl ads, click here to see the best Super Bowl ads ever.

Who are the Super Bowl quarterbacks?

Panthers quarterback: Cam Newton
Broncos quarterback: Peyton Manning
Does Cam Newton get fined when he gives the ball away?

No. Newton hands out balls to children in the stands. Rumors suggesting Newton was facing NFL-imposed fines for his conduct are unfounded, according to bleacherreport.com.

Why is Peyton Manning called “the sheriff”?

Lots of websites credit ESPN’s Jon Gruden with giving Manning the nickname.

How many Super Bowls has Peyton Manning played in?

Peyton Manning played in three Super Bowls before this one:

2014: The Seattle Seahawks beat Manning’s Denver Broncos 43-8 in Super Bowl XLVIII.

2010: Manning was QB for the Indianapolis Colts when the New Orleans Saints beat the Colts 31-17 in Super Bowl XLIV

2007: Manning was QB for the Colts when they beat the Chicago Bears 29-17 in Super Bowl XLI. This was Manning’s only Super Bowl win. He also was the game’s MVP.

When was the last time the Panthers won the Super Bowl?

The Panthers have been to the Super Bowl once before and they lost. The New England Patriots beat the Panthers 32-29 in Super Bowl XXXVIII in 2004.

How many Super Bowls have the Broncos won?

The Broncos have gone to the Super Bowl 7 times. They won twice and lost five times.

Wins:

The Broncos beat the Atlanta Falcons 34-19 to win Super Bowl XXXIII in 1999.
The Broncos beat the Green Bay Packers 31-24 to win Super Bowl XXXII in 1998.

Losses:

The Seattle Seahawks beat the Broncos 43-8 in Super Bowl XLVIII in 2014.
The San Francisco 49ers beat the Broncos 55-10 in Super Bowl XXIV in 1990.
The Washington Redskins beat the Broncos 42-10 in Super Bowl XXII in 1988.
The New York Giants beat the Broncos 39-20 in Super Bowl XXI in 1987.
The Dallas Cowboys beat the Broncos 27-10 in Super Bowl XII in 1978.

Who are the Super Bowl 2016 halftime show performers?

Beyonce will join Coldplay for the Super Bowl 50 halftime show. Lady Gaga will sing the national anthem and actress Marlee Matlin will perform in American Sign Language.

Sara Cheshire contributed to this report.

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