Broncos Break Super Bowl Record for Fewest Yards Gained in Win vs. Panthers

February 8, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Defense was the reason why the Denver Broncos won their third Super Bowl championship in franchise history Sunday night, defeating the Carolina Panthers 24-10.
With one look at the numbers, you can see the Broncos needed a nearly perfect performance by their defense to earn the victory.
Denver's offense accumulated 194 total yards against the Panthers, the fewest by any winning team in Super Bowl history. The 2000 Baltimore Ravens previously held that distinction, per Chase Stuart of Football Perspective.
That 2000 Ravens team fielded one of the best defenses of all time. Baltimore allowed a staggering 10.3 points per game en route to a win in Super Bowl XXXV against the New York Giants. The Ravens offense totaled only 244 yards in that contest, but the defense allowed only 152 yards to the Kerry Collins-led Giants.
Peyton Manning threw for 141 yards on 13-of-23 passing, but running back C.J. Anderson carried the load for the Denver offense. He had 90 yards on ...

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