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Peyton Manning interception gives Panthers life

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Key injuries in Super Bowl 50

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Going out on top (2:44)
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Jeff Legwold ESPN Staff Writer 

Peyton Manning's interception was his first since he returned to the lineup in the third quarter of the regular season finale. Broncos are also now just 1-of-8 on third down.

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"This game has been a clinic in how to play defense. Tackling, coverage, it's been fun to watch." -Herm Edwards on #SB50

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2 QBs have thrown interceptions in 4 different Super Bowls - John Elway (5) and Peyton Manning (4).

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

How little zip is on Peyton Manning's passes? Kony Ealy stuck out one hand and hauled it in for the interception.

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"Carolina just tricked Peyton Manning. They rushed 3 guys and dropped the D-Lineman. GREAT play on that I.N.T." - Herm Edwards on #SB50

Panthers pick it back

Defensive end Kony Ealy dropped back into coverage and intercepted Peyton Manning, giving the Panthers their first takeaway of Super Bowl 50. Carolina still trails 13-7. Follow live

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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers DE Kony Ealy makes an amazing one-handed interception and an even better return. Changes the tone of this half.

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Brandon McManus: 9-for-9 on FGs this postseason, tied for most without a miss in a single postseason in NFL history (Chuck Nelson: 1987 Vikings).

Denver defense forces another turnover

Darian Stewart hit Panthers FB Mike Tolbert and Danny Trevathan picked it up, giving the Broncos the ball back near midfield. It's Tolbert's second fumble of the game -- he recovered the earlier one -- and Carolina's second turnover. Follow live

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"This is a physical tackling clinic by the Denver defense. Huge play by the Broncos." - Herm Edwards on #SB50

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

On Carolina's last series Ted Ginn Jr. was credited with taking sack on bubble screen play that looked like wide receiver pass. He joins Kevin Faulk and William Perry as the only non-QBs to take sacks in Super Bowl history.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Staff Writer 

Several Broncos players changing cleats -- DeMarcus Ware just finished.

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"Penalties are killing Denver. This offense has failed in the red zone twice. If you're Carolina, you're smiling." - Herm Edwards on #SB50

Broncos settle for field goal

After a holding penalty negated a first down on 4th-and-1, the Broncos kicked the field goal, taking a 13-7 lead over the Panthers in Super Bowl 50. Follow live

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Seeing reports that the new Levi's Stadium sod is causing a problem for players who are slipping and putting in new cleats. The NFL and not the 49ers, it should be noted, put this field in. The Curse of Candlestick rears its head on Super Sunday?

Jeff Legwold ESPN Staff Writer 

Demaryius Thomas is in the game, but still looks like he's feeling the effects of the big hit.

Jordan Norwood sets Super Bowl record

The Broncos punt returner eschewed the fair catch, hauling in a punt in traffic and returning it 61 yards, the longest punt return in Super Bowl history. There has never been a punt return TD in the Super Bowl. Follow live

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Heather Burns ESPN.com 

In the last 15 seasons, three penalties called on single player in a single Super Bowl (including declined penalties): - Aqib Talib DEN vs. the Panthers - Mike Gandy ARI in Super Bowl XLIII - Kris Jenkins CAR in Super Bowl XXXVIII - Regan Upshaw OAK in Super Bowl XXXVII