​Super Bowl 50: Peyton Manning Finshes As Oldest Quarterback In Super Bowl

Super Bowl 50
Author: Michael StevensBy:
Staff Reporter
Feb. 9, 2016

Super Bowl 50 might be the final game of Peyton Manning’s 18-year career. If this Bowl is his last, he couldn’t have scripted the ending much better. A 2-yard rushing touchdown from running back C.J. Anderson — in addition to a defensive score and three field goals from kicker Brandon McManus — gave the Denver Broncos a 24-10 win over the Carolina Panthers, according to ABC News.

The game was hosted in front of 71,088 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller, who had two strip-sack fumbles of Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, was named Super Bowl Most Valuable Player.

Super Bowl 50 may be Peyton Manning's last game

Super Bowl 50 may be Peyton Manning’s last game

Peyton Manning, at 39, is the oldest starting quarterback in Super Bowl history. Going into Sunday, he hadn’t confirmed if Super Bowl 50 would be his last game. But it sure felt that way. And like his boss, Broncos general manager and executive vice president of football operations John Elway, Manning can ride off into the sunset after securing his second championship in his career.

After the win, Manning was noncommittal on his future.

“You know, I’ll take some time to reflect,” Manning said. “I have a couple of priorities first. I want to go kiss my wife and my kids, I want to go hug my family. I’m going to drink a lot of Budweiser tonight. I promise you that. I’m going to take care of those things first, and say a little prayer to thank the man upstairs for this great opportunity. I’m just very grateful.”

Manning is also the first quarterback to win a Super Bowl with two different teams. He also won Super Bowl XLI when he was with the Indianapolis Colts.

With the win, Manning became the first NFL quarterback with 200 career wins (186 regular season and 14 postseason). He had been tied with Brett Favre, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2016, with 199.

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“Being on two different teams, winning a Super Bowl with each team, I’m proud of that,” Manning said.

Manning didn’t play flawlessly, but he did enough, which is all a suffocating Broncos-led defense has needed this season. Manning’s line: 13 of 23 passing for 141 yards with one interception and a lost fumble.

Peyton Manning’s 18th and perhaps final season has been his most challenging, even after Super Bowl 50. He was benched for the first time in his career, which was a loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in November. While backup Brock Osweiler filled in, Manning missed six games because of a partially torn plantar fascia in his left foot.

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