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Live coverage of Super Bowl 50: Carolina Panthers vs. Denver Broncos

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Our team -- News Sports Columnist Jerry Sullivan and News Sports Reporters Vic Carucci and Tyler Dunne -- are in Santa Clara from Super Bowl 50. Follow the trio's updates and observations as they cover one of the biggest events in sports -- and get input from other members of our team as they also follow what's going on in…

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Read Alan Pergament's review of today's CBS pregame what-if feature on the Bills WIN-ning four Super Bowls. The segment featured a fictional front page from The News. Here's background on the segment in a story written last week by The News' Mark... Read More

By Jerry Sullivan » Sunday, February 7, 2016

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Terrell Owens ranks sixth in NFL history in receptions with 1,078. He’s second on the list in career yardage to Jerry Rice with 15,934. He’s third in receiving touchdowns with 153.But when Owens came under consideration for... Read More

By Jay Skurski » Sunday, February 7, 2016

Neither team took good care of the football in the second quarter of Super Bowl 50. Carolina running back Mike Tolbert lost a fumble after the Panthers got into Denver territory when he was hit by Broncos safety Darian Stewart. The ball was recovered by Denver linebacker Danny Trevathan. On the ensuing possession,... Read More

By Jay Skurski » Sunday, February 7, 2016

At least in the first quarter, No. 2 got the best of No. 1 in Super Bowl 50. Denver's Von Miller, the No. 2 pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, stormed around the edge and sacked Carolina quarterback Came Newton – the No. 1 pick – for a sack and fumble that was recovered in the Panthers' end zone by Denver defensive end... Read More

By Tyler Dunne » Sunday, February 7, 2016

SANTA CLARA, Calif. --- It's all come down to this. Denver. Carolina. Super Bowl 50. You can read all of our coverage at the BN Blitz Blog from the week. Here are the gameday inactives. No surprises, really. Thomas Davis will play with a broken arm. Denver... QB Trevor Siemian CB Lorenzo Doss CB Taurean... Read More

By Tyler Dunne » Sunday, February 7, 2016

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The Buffalo Bills could have Cam Newton right now. The general manager, Buddy Nix, sure as heck wanted him. For more on that, here is our Sunday story in The Buffalo News. Toward the end of our conversation this week, we talked about the Bills' current quarterbacks, too. Of course Nix and the... Read More

By Vic Carucci » Sunday, February 7, 2016

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The NFL says goodbye to Roman numerals, at least for one year, when the Denver Broncos face the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 Sunday at Levi's Stadium. Here's some basic information on the big game: Kickoff: 6:30 p.m. TV: CBS Announcers: Jim Nantz (play-by-play) and Phil Simms... Read More

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Bucky GleasonThe Panthers are drawing comparisons to the 1990 Bills that lost Super Bowl XXV. The Giants’ defense and Ottis Anderson carried them. Twenty-five years later, I’m going with the Broncos’ defense and another Anderson, C.J. Prediction: Broncos, 20-19.Vic CarucciI’m not seeing the blowout many others... Read More

By Tyler Dunne » Sunday, February 7, 2016

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Light reflects off DeMarcus Ware’s head and he pauses for effect. He’s been around for 11 seasons. He’s old enough to have been coached by Bill Parcells.“When I first got into the NFL, I had hair,” Ware said, “and then... Read More

By Tyler Dunne » Sunday, February 7, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO — Cam Newton could be a Buffalo Bill right now. That cold, hard, maddening reality sinks in for a moment. Two seconds pass. Buddy Nix lets his memory wander. “The what-if,” he said by phone, “will drive you crazy.” True,... Read More

By Jay Skurski » Saturday, February 6, 2016

1. Defending Cam Newton’s ability to run will be huge for Wade Phillips’ defense. The Broncos led the NFL in total defense. They own two wins over Tom Brady and one over Aaron Rodgers, so they’re getting it done against some of the best ever. That’s exactly what Carolina quarterback Cam Newton aspires to be, and... Read More

By Janine Talley » Saturday, February 6, 2016

You would think the events of Super Bowl XXV would be ingrained in my skull like a Lifetime movie in HD. Instead, they’re like faded photographs you’d find in a dusty box in the attic. I was young and surrounded by so much chaos that most of what was... Read More

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Reputations are sometimes won and lost on the outcome of Super Bowls. Bill Belichick first gained fame as the architect of the New York Giants’ defense against the Buffalo Bills and the famed K-Gun offense in Super Bowl XXV. Pete Carroll of the Seattle... Read More

By Tyler Dunne » Saturday, February 6, 2016

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Outside linebacker Von Miller is on a pace that'd make him an all-time great. The No. 2 overall pick in 2011 is averaging 0.82 sacks a game, a rate that trumps NFL sack king and Pro Football Hall of Famer, Bruce Smith, and isn't that far behind Reggie White. So how does he do it? To get... Read More

By Vic Carucci » Saturday, February 6, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO – He’s the dependable one, the target that is seemingly always open when Cam Newton needs somewhere to throw. He’s all about reliability, which is a large part of the reason Newton is able to generate far more exciting descriptions... Read More

By Tyler Dunne » Saturday, February 6, 2016

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Not all first overall picks pan out. Far from it, actually. Since 1998, there have been 12 quarterbacks taken with the top selection and the list includes the likes of Tim Couch, JaMarcus Russell, David Carr and (often injured) Sam Bradford. So what talents, intangibles did Cam Newton possess that... Read More

By Jerry Sullivan » Saturday, February 6, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO – He waited 22 years to get back to this point. But in some ways, Bruce DeHaven was dreading the experience. He knew there would be questions about his fight with cancer, and DeHaven, the special teams coordinator of the Carolina... Read More

By Vic Carucci » Saturday, February 6, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO – Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan understands why the team is giving serious thought to drafting a quarterback, as General Manager Doug Whaley recently made clear during the Senior Bowl.“Like anybody, we’re trying to add to our football team,” Ryan said Friday, while here for Super Bowl 50, during an... Read More

By Tyler Dunne » Saturday, February 6, 2016

SAN JOSE, Calif. – The Thomas Davis Effect is real. Drift table to table at the Carolina Panthers’ team hotel and everyone agrees the linebacker with a broken arm is setting a gladiator tone. On Sunday, the veteran will start with a plate and a... Read More

By Vic Carucci » Saturday, February 6, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO – Roger Goodell has a rules proposal that, had it been in place during the 2015 season, would have significantly impacted the Buffalo Bills.Two personal fouls and you’re gone!That’s what the NFL commissioner wants the league’s... Read More

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