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Most fans, players and coaches expected Carolina Panthers’ 26-year-old quarterback to be named this year’s NFL most valuable player and they were right. Newton, who led his team to a 15-1 record during the regular season received the honour on Feb 6th, but was then disappointed with his performance during the Super Bowl the next day as the Panthers dropped a 24-10 decision to the Denver Broncos at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California.
Newton of Atlanta, Georgia wasn’t a unanimous winner of the award, but came close to it. He was named on 48 of the 50 ballots while fellow quarterbacks Tom Brady of the New England Patriots and Carson Palmer of the Arizona Cardinals received one vote each. Newton threw 35 touchdown passes during the regular season and was intercepted just 10 times. He also ran in another 10 touchdowns on the ground. Newton was successful on 296 of 495 passing attempts for a 59.8 completion percentage and 3,837 yards and had a 99.4 rating. He also rushed the ball 132 times for 636 yards for an average run of 4.8 yards.
It certainly wasn’t pretty, but the Denver Broncos were extremely successful at containing this season’s best NFL offence in their 24-10 Super Bowl victory over the Carolina Panthers at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California on February 7th. Panthers’ 26-year-old quarterback Cam Newton was held in check and his 39-year-old counterpart Peyton Manning didn’t really have much to do for the Broncos on his way to his second Super Bowl victory. It was Manning’s record 200th NFL win, including the playoffs, and he may be back for another season later this year.
The NFL season comes to its thrilling climax this weekend when the Carolina Panthers square off against the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50 at the new Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. The AFC champion Broncos will be aiming for their third Super Bowl title on February 7th while the AFC winners Carolina will be looking for their first ever crown. The Panthers were the league’s best team this season with a 15-1 record and captured the NFC South Division quite easily. The Broncos finished their campaign at 12-4 and took the AFC West Division.
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The Buffalo Bills recently announced the hiring of Kathryn Smith to the NFL club’s coaching staff, which makes her the first female to hold down a full time job with the football league. The 30-year-old Smith will act as an assistant coach starting in the 2016 campaign while helping out head coach Rex Ryan. Officially, she will be the quality control coach of the club’s special teams. Smith said she’s thankful for the opportunity and said, “Maybe we’re getting more recognition, but there’s definitely a lot of women holding pretty important roles. I have an entry-level position.”
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- February 9th, 2016
No surprise as Cam Newton named NFL’s MVP
- February 8th, 2016
Broncos defence shuts down Panthers to take Super Bowl
- February 2nd, 2016
Super Bowl 50 – Preview of Panthers vs Broncos
- January 25th, 2016
Kathryn Smith becomes NFL’s first female assistant coach
- January 18th, 2016
NFL’s Rams heading back to Los Angeles
- January 5th, 2016
New York Jets throw away playoff spot in season finale
- November 30th, 2015
Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers sets second NFL record this season
- November 17th, 2015
NFL Games Dominate American TV Ratings
- November 17th, 2015
One-handed receiver sets High School Football Record
- October 26th, 2015
NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars commit to playing in England until 2020
- October 13th, 2015
Atlanta Falcons’ running back Devonta Freeman proving his worth
- September 28th, 2015
London pushing for NFL franchise
- September 14th, 2015
Several records smashed in 107-90 high school football game
- September 1st, 2015
English soccer striker Harry Kane wants to join NFL as kicker
- August 26th, 2015
Hall of Famer told NFL rookies to find fall guy in case of legal trouble
- July 27th, 2015
C.J. Wilson plans future return to NFL after two fingers blown off
- July 21st, 2015
Washington Redskins lose trademark appeal
- June 29th, 2015
NFL looking for temporary stadium in Los Angeles
- April 6th, 2015
NFL to hire first fulltime female official
- March 23rd, 2015
NFL’s Chris Borland to give back 75 per cent of signing bonus