Carolina Panthers’ Cam Newton (1) is chased by Denver Broncos’ Malik Jackson (97) during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Carolina Panthers’ Cam Newton (1) is chased by Denver Broncos’ Malik Jackson (97) during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Matt York)

All-Pro linebacker Von Miller forced two fumbles and added two-and-a-half sacks to help the Denver Broncos defeat the Carolina Panthers, 24-10, in Super Bowl 50 on Feb. 7 in Santa Clara, Calif.

The victory delivered the Broncos their third Super Bowl championship in franchise history, and their first since the 1998-1999 season.

Carolina was favored entering the game, due in large part to the play of recently-crowned NFL MVP Cam Newton, who fueled the Panthers all season with his stellar play. But Denver’s elite defense, led by Miller, recorded five sacks of Newton, and also forced three turnovers, including two fumbles and one interception.

Denver scored only one touchdown on offense, a two-yard run by C.J. Anderson late in the fourth quarter. Anderson finished with 23 carries for 90 yards.

Denver Broncos’ C.J. Anderson (22) celebrates after his touchdown against the Carolina Panthers during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

The Broncos also made three field goals and scored a defensive touchdown when defensive end Malik Jackson recovered a fumble, forced by Miller, in the end zone. The touchdown gave Denver a 10-0 lead at the time.

Newton struggled in the game, completing only 18 of 41 pass attempts for 265 passing yards, no touchdowns and an interception.

Denver Broncos’ Peyton Manning (18) calls a play against the Carolina Panthers during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Denver quarterback Peyton Manning further padded his likely Hall of Fame resume in claiming his second Super Bowl victory. However, like Newton, Manning was also less than stellar in the game, completing just 13 of 23 pass attempts for 141 yards, no touchdowns and an interception. Nonetheless, Manning became the first quarterback to win a Super Bowl with two different teams and the first QB to appear in four Super Bowls with four different head coaches.

Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak won his first Super Bowl as a head coach; he also won two Super Bowls as an assistant coach. He appeared in three other championship games as a player for the Broncos during the 1980s.