Panthers vs. Broncos: Score and Twitter Reaction for Thursday Night Football

September 9, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Seven months after the Denver Broncos won Super Bowl 50 in decisive fashion, the Carolina Panthers failed to exact revenge. Graham Gano missed a 50-yard field-goal attempt with nine seconds remaining that would have won Thursday night's contest at Sports Authority Field, and the Broncos escaped with a 21-20 victory. 
The Broncos moved to 1-0 after Cam Newton and the Panthers—who have now lost as many games as they did all of last season—crept into Denver territory late and made the defending champions sweat things out. 
According to ESPN Stats & Info, the Broncos have won five straight season openers. They're also 29-4 at home since 2012—tied with the New England Patriots for the best mark during that span. 
While the altitude figured to help Gano with the game on the line, he hasn't thrived from distance of late. Specifically, Gano has missed four of his last seven from at least 50 yards out, per ESPN Stats & Info. 

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