NFL’s 5 most watched Super Bowl games in in TV history

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Von Miller #58 of the Denver Broncos reacts after a play against the Carolina Panthers(Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) /

Viewers were treated to a defensive showcase in this matchup featuring the Broncos and Panthers.

Super Bowl 50 brought in 111.86 million viewers. Hopefully, they were fans of defense. That’s what they got for three hours. Viewership decreased in 2015 by more than three million viewers, but this still ranks as one of the most-watched Super Bowls ever.

Quarterbacks Peyton Manning ( Denver Broncos) and Cam Newton (Carolina Panthers were harassed all game, and both would cough up the ball thanks to that pressure.

The Panthers’ defense sacked Manning five times in the matchup. The Broncos were even more relentless, hitting Newton 13 times and sacking him seven times.

Denver forced four turnovers in the game. In the first quarter, Von Miller whacked the ball loose from Carolina’s quarterback, and the Broncos capitalized. Malik Jackson was the beneficiary as he pounced on the rock for a defensive score.

That touchdown put the team up 10-0 in the opening quarter. Denver never looked back as they added to their lead and rendered the Panthers’ offensive ineffective, closing the show with a 24-10 win.

Von Miller was the named Super Bowl 50 MVP. He tallied 2.5 sacks, and two forced fumbles in the win. Beyonce, Bruno Mars, and Coldplay rocked the stage at halftime. That turned out to be a wise decision.