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Broncos beat Panthers 24-10, clinch Super Bowl 50 win

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The view from inside Levi's Stadium. (Feb. 7, 2016/FOX Carolina) The view from inside Levi's Stadium. (Feb. 7, 2016/FOX Carolina)
Levi's Stadium decorated for Super Bowl 50. (Feb. 7, 2016/FOX Carolina) Levi's Stadium decorated for Super Bowl 50. (Feb. 7, 2016/FOX Carolina)
The Carolina Panthers jump on the field before the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) The Carolina Panthers jump on the field before the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Carolina Panthers’ Cam Newton (1) talks to Denver Broncos’ Peyton Manning (18) after the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif. The Broncos won 24-10. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) Carolina Panthers’ Cam Newton (1) talks to Denver Broncos’ Peyton Manning (18) after the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif. The Broncos won 24-10. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
SANTA CLARA, CA (FOX Carolina) -

The Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos faced off in Santa Clara, California on Sunday night.

After the Panthers pounded the Cardinals 49-15 in the NFC Championship, the team headed to California for their second Super Bowl in franchise history. If they defeat the Broncos, it will be their first Super Bowl win.

The Broncos defeated the New England Patriots 20-18 to clinch the AFC Championship and matchup against the Panthers.

The Broncos took home back to back Super Bowl wins in 1997 against the Green Bay Packers and 1998 against the Atlanta Falcons. This is their eighth Super Bowl appearance.

Kickoff was at 6:30 p.m. EST in Levi's Stadium.

SLIDESHOW: Panthers vs. Broncos in Super Bowl 50

In the beginning of the first quarter, the Panthers stuffed Peyton Manning in the red zone, holding the Broncos to a field goal.

A controversial call upheld an incomplete catch on the Panthers' apparent 24-yard gain. Denver's Von Miller stripped the ball from Cam Newton and the Broncos picked up a touchdown after falling on the ball in the end zone.

In the second quarter, the Panthers got on the board with a touchdown by Jonathan Stewart who leaped into the end zone.

Broncos' Jordan Norwood returned a Panther punt 61 yards for an NFL record, but the Broncos were forced to settle for a field goal.

After missing a field goal in the first half, Graham Gano kicked a field goal in the fourth quarter to bring the Panthers within a touchdown of the lead.

A touchdown by Broncos' C.J. Anderson and a successful two-point conversion secured Denver's lead.

Denver clinched their third Super Bowl title in franchise history with a 24-10 win over the Panthers.

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