Super Bowl 50 Was A Snooze


Hannah Wavrek, Sports Editor

The Super Bowl annually determines the best professional football team in the United States. Every year, it has been one of the most watched programs on TV, watched for both the exciting game, the massive half-time show, and the extravagant commercials.

On Feb. 7, the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos faced off in Super Bowl 50 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California.

The Panthers had a better record going into the game with 17 wins and 2 losses to the Broncos 15-4 record. However, with both teams being successful this season and having such close records, the game was sure to be a good one.

Unfortunately, when watching and discussing the game this year, most people were underwhelmed.  The game was slow and there was a lack of scoring and big plays.

During the first quarter, the game looked promising. The Denver Broncos got a field goal on their first drive and later managed to score a touchdown when Cam Newton, Carolina Quarterback, was sacked. This left the score as 10-0 with the Broncos taking the early lead.

The Panthers came back on a mission in the second quarter, scoring a touchdown on the opening drive.  However, this momentum didn’t last long once the Broncos scored a field goal to put themselves at a 13-7 lead before halftime.

After halftime, the game started to slow down in the third quarter. The only score was a field goal by the Broncos, making the score 16-7 in their favor.

In the fourth and final quarter, the Panthers made a final push, making another field goal to make it a 16-10 game. However, even one touchdown away from the lead, the Panthers could not make it happen. The Broncos closed them out with a touchdown and a two-point conversion with less than five minutes to play.  The game ended at the score of 24-10 with the Denver Broncos taking the victory.

Overall, Super Bowl 50 was a snooze to watch as it was a defensive game with little touchdown scoring.