Broncos beat Panthers to win Super Bowl 50
Led by a dominating defense, Denver Broncos won the Super Bowl 50 beating Carolina Panthers 24-10. Coming into the game, Panthers were favourites, having lost only once all season and with the Season's Most Valuable Player Cam Newton as quarterback. It is a third Super Bowl title for the Broncos who previously won in 1997 and 1998 while Panthers are yet to win any.
Super Bowl is the popular name for the annual championship game of National Football League (NFL), the highest level of professional football in the United States. The game culminates a season that begins in the late summer of the previous calendar year. It pits the winner of the American Football Conference (AFC) against the champion of the National Football Conference (NFC).
Super Bowl was born out of the merger agreement between NFL and its then-rival league, the American Football League (AFL) in 1966. The two leagues' champion teams played each other in the AFL–NFL World Championship Game until the merger officially began in 1970. After the merger, each league was redesignated as a "conference" and the game has since been played between the conference champions.
The National Football League (NFL) playoffs are a single-elimination tournament held after the end of the regular season to determine the NFL champion. Six teams from each of the league's two conferences qualify for the playoffs, based on regular season records. Four division winners from each conference qualify automatically who are joined by two wild card teams. The tournament ends with the Super Bowl.
Super Bowl 2015 or Super Bowl XLIX was won by American Football Conference (AFC) champion New England Patriots who beat National Football Conference (NFC) champion Seattle Seahawks, 28-24.
Super Bowl 50, the 50th edition of the game was played at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California on February 7, 2016. It was the second time that the championship game was held in the San Francisco Bay area. The game was held between the American Football Conference (AFC) champion Denver Broncos and National Football Conference (NFC) champion Carolina Panthers.
Normally, roman numerals are used to identify each game, rather than the year in which it is held. For example, Super Bowl I was played in 1967, following the 1966 regular season. The single exception to this rule is Super Bowl 50, played in February 2016.
In what was a spectacle of a Super Bowl halftime, Beyonce effortlessly stole the show from Coldplay. Beyonce's performance was also remarkable for the fact that her new single "Formation" was released just a day before the Super Bowl.