Panthers quarterback Cam Newton walked out of the post-game news conference after his team lost to the Denver Broncos 24-10 on Sunday night. Despite wearing gold shoes in the golden Super Bowl, Newton couldn't finish off a dynamic season in which he was the league's MVP. Peyton Manning instead did some not so subtle shilling for Budweiser and Papa John's moments after the Denver Broncos' victory over the Carolina Panthers.
Miller, who was drafted at No. 2 overall behind first overall pick Cam Newton, got the better of his opponent, finishing the game with two-and-a-half sacks, two forced fumbles, and six tackles.
Denver opened the scoring in the first quarter with a Brandon McManus 34-yard field goal to give the Broncos a 3-0 lead. As I said earlier, my money is on Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers heading to Denver to take on the Broncos to kick off the 2016 season. At 39, he became the oldest starting quarterback to win a Super Bowl.
The Broncos sealed the game with a touchdown and two-point conversion to go up 24-10 with three minutes to play after a Panthers fumble.
Manning, who is expected to announce his retirement this week, said: "I'll take some time to reflect".
"He loves to play and as a football coach, there's a lot of talented players out there, but when you find the guys that just really love to play", he said. The Broncos' won the title by virtue of their impregnable defense.
He completed completed 13 of 23 passes for 141 yards and one interception and his team never trailed despite having the fewest total yards by a Super Bowl victor.
Miller will now be a VIP at Manning's leaving do - when the host will raise a toast to the one person who made sure he bowed out at the top. This is our greatest thing.
Speaking to the press in the back area of the stadium after the game, Newton looked dejected and disappointed and had little to say.