The 50th anniversary of the American Super Bowl saw the Denver Broncos surprise the Carolina Panthers, winning by 24 points to 10.
Going into the game the Panthers had only lost once match all season and were lucky enough to include the league’s most valuable player of the season, quarterback Cam Newton, in their team.
However, after the first quarter, which ended 10-0 to the Broncos, it was obvious to both teams that this was not going to be an easy match for the Panthers.
With an awful display from the Carolina receivers, with Jerricho Cotchery guilty of two crucial drops, the pressure on quarterback Cam Newton forced him to give up three turnovers due to his teams’ mistakes.
However, it was not just the Panther’s mistakes that ensured they lost the Super Bowl., the Denver Broncos seemed to be playing on a different level with their defence equaling a Super Bowl record-tying seven sacks within the game.
After the second quarter ended, the Broncos were leading the Panthers 13-7, and it was time for the half time show.
After previous outstanding performances from Beyoncé, Bruno Mars and Katy Perry, everyone across many different nations were extremely excited to see what the 50th anniversary half time show would bring.
This year British group Coldplay were the half time main performer’s, and Chris Martin and his band played some of their best singles including Viva La Vida, Paradise and Fix You.
They weren’t alone! The half time show also included appearances from DJ Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars performing their hit ‘Uptown Funk’ and Queen B (Beyoncé) singing her new song ‘Formation’.
The Super Bowl 50th half time show split many viewers’ opinions, with many taking to Twitter to communicate either their love or disappointment in the performance.
— Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest) February 8, 2016
Thoroughly awful halftime show.
— Kliquid (@KliquidTV) February 8, 2016
In the third quarter of the game, the Panthers scored an unsatisfactory 0 points compared to 3 from the Broncos, resulting in the score standing at 16-7 when entering the 4th quarter.
However, even with the Panther’s showing a better display in the 4th and gaining themselves an additional 3 points, the Broncos were simply unstoppable receiving a further 8 points.
Concluding the match, the score ended 24-10 to the Denver Broncos, giving them their first Super Bowl win since 1998.
After his spectacular performance within the game, Denver’s Von Miller was named the Most Valuable Player after completing five tackles, two and a half sacks, and two forced fumbles.
After the game, the Panther’s Cam Newton, reflected on the Broncos’ performance stating that in a nutshell they were just the better side.
In total, the 50th Super Bowl game was watched by an estimated 120million viewers in the USA and 160million worldwide.
The 51st Super Bowl LI will return on the 5th February 2017, and will take place at the Reliant Stadium in Houston.