Denver Broncos best games by week, 2010-2019

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SANTA CLARA, CA – FEBRUARY 07: Denver Broncos general manager John Elway holds up the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the Carolina Panthers during Super Bowl 50 at Levi’s Stadium on February 7, 2016 in Santa Clara, California. The Broncos defeated the Panthers 24-10. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) /

Super Bowl: 2015 vs. Carolina Panthers

This one’s for Pat.

The Broncos were heavy underdogs in this Super Bowl against the Carolina Panthers, who were led by NFL MVP Cam Newton.

That was probably the fuel this defense needed to put on the performance it did, setting the tone from the first snap of the game.

After taking a 3-0 lead to start the game, Von Miller had a pass rush around the edge of the right side of Carolina’s offensive line for the ages, getting to Cam Newton in the blink of an eye and taking the football right out of the freshly minted MVP’s hands.

Miller’s strip-sack was recovered by Malik Jackson in the end zone for a touchdown, giving the Broncos a 10-0 lead which was basically a death sentence for an opposing team that year.

The Panthers would end up scoring 10 points, but the Broncos had 24 and despite an NFL record low for offensive yards in a Super Bowl win, the Broncos won their third Super Bowl in franchise history.

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Von Miller was named Super Bowl MVP, but he could have been the playoffs MVP after he racked up 2.5 sacks in the Super Bowl and some of the biggest plays in Denver Broncos history.