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Super Bowl number crunch: Denver’s defense dominates day

Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller, right, pursues Carolina Panthers receiver Jerricho Cotchery during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif. Miller was named the Super Bowl MVP.
Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller, right, pursues Carolina Panthers receiver Jerricho Cotchery during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif. Miller was named the Super Bowl MVP. The Associated Press

A statistical look at the Denver Broncos’ 24-10 victory over the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 on Sunday in Santa Clara, Calif:

0: Leads for the Panthers in the game.

1: Offensive touchdowns for the Broncos, who are the third team to win a Super Bowl with just one TD on offense.

2: Fumbles for Panthers running back Mike Tolbert. It’s only his second career game with multiple fumbles.

3: Sacks for Carolina’s Kony Ealy, who is the fifth player in NFL history with at least three sacks in a Super Bowl.

4: Turnovers by the Panthers, which is a season high.

7: Sacks for the Broncos’ defense, which ties the Super Bowl record (1975 Pittsburgh Steelers, 1985 Chicago Bears).

9: Years between Super Bowl victories for Peyton Manning. He led Indianapolis past Chicago in 2007.

8: Super Bowl appearances for the Broncos, which ties them for the most in history with Dallas, New England and Pittsburgh. The Broncos are 3-5 in the league’s title game.

10: Defensive players to win the Super Bowl MVP. Denver linebacker Von Miller became the 10th man to do so Sunday.

10: Super Bowl victories for teams with the No. 1 defense. Teams with the best defense are 10-2 in the big game.

24: Victories for AFL/AFC teams in Super Bowls, including Denver’s win Sunday.

61: Yards on a punt return for Denver’s Jordan Norwood, the longest in Super Bowl history.

141: Passing yards for Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning.

194: Total yards on offense for the Broncos, which is the lowest ever for a Super Bowl winner.

200: Career wins as a starting quarterback for Peyton Manning. He’s the first to reach the milestone.

View the box score here

Compiled by Noel Harris

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