On this date — February 7 — in 2015, the Denver Broncos won their most recent championship, Super Bowl 50.
Super Bowl 50 not only signaled the end of the road for “The Sheriff,” Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning, but it also was the height of the power of pass rusher Von Miller and the Denver defense.
The Broncos came into Super Bowl 50 with the No. 1 scoring defense in the NFL, facing off against the Carolina Panthers, who were the No. 1 offense in the NFL. Boasting NFL MVP quarterback Cam Newton, many doubted Denver’s chances against such an elite offense.
That narrative quickly changed in the first half, when Miller strip-sacked Newton, and the ball was recovered by the Broncos for a touchdown. Manning and Denver’s offense did just enough all throughout the game to keep ahead of the Panthers.
Miller played the role of hero again, strip-sacking Newton for a second time in the fourth quarter, which led to the only offensive touchdown for the Broncos, which was scored by CJ Anderson.
Miller won Super Bowl MVP honors with 2.5 sacks, including forcing those two fumbles, and Manning rode off into the sunset, a Super Bowl winner.