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Follow live: Broncos take charge with strip-sack touchdown

Von Miller ripped the ball from Cam Newton's hands and the Broncos pounced on the game's first touchdown. Panthers vs. Broncos is live on ESPN Deportes, WatchESPN (device restricted) and CBS.

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Teams that score a defensive TD in the Super Bowl are 15-2.

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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart is not on the field after limping off on the previous series. Twisted his leg on a tackle.

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Was this a catch or not?
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Jerricho Cotchery bobbled the ball and this potential big gain was called incomplete -- and the call stood up on replay. Two plays later, Cam Newton was sacked at his own 4-yard line, fumbled the ball, which the Broncos recovered in the end zone for a touchdown.

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The Broncos are 5-0 this season when scoring a defensive touchdown.

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Broncos force Cam Newton into rare mistake. Few can rip the ball away from Newton but Von Miller did. Denver recovers in the end zone for a 10-0 lead. Newton is going to have to play like the league MVP to overcome this start.

Recent history favors Denver
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The Broncos have raced out to a 10-0 lead in Super Bowl 50, and consider that the team that scores first has won 5 straight Super Bowls.

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Broncos defense scores touchdown
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Von Miller got to Cam Newton and stripped the ball, with Malik Jackson getting to it in the end zone to give the Broncos a 10-0 lead. It's Jackson's first career touchdown, regular-season or postseason. Follow live

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Denver is heavy on the passing so far with eight attempts to four rushes. Could see Peyton Manning throw it 40 times today.

Panthers still lead in win probability
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Despite giving up a field goal on their opening drive, then going 3-and-out on their first possession, the Panthers are still a slight favorite to win Super Bowl 50 per win probability charting. In-game live updates

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"3rd and 8, Denver had their best CB Talib covering Greg Olsen. Great move by the Broncos and Wade Phillips." - Herm Edwards on #SB50

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The Panthers allowed points on the opening drive for only the third time this season, including playoffs. They have scored on their opening possession 10 times. Stay tuned.

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"That was an extremely important drive for Denver. Peyton looked good. Now the nerves are gone for the Broncos." - Herm Edwards on #SB50

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Manning completed 4 passes on opening drive, tied for his most on any opening drive this season (Week 1 vs Ravens & AFC Champ vs Patriots).

Broncos start solid once again

Denver has now scored on its opening drive in four straight games. This is only the third time all season Carolina allowed points on an opening drive. Follow live

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers LB Thomas Davis and broken right forearm looked good on that play. Denver settles for a field goal but had success moving on the Carolina defense on the opening drive.

Broncos strike first in Super Bowl
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Peyton Manning marched Denver down the field on the opening drive, going 4-for-6 for 47 yards through the air. The Broncos stalled deep in Panthers' territory, settling for a field goal to take a 3-0 lead. Follow live

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And we are underway at Super Bowl 50