SANTA CLARA – Just like his boss, Denver Broncos general manager John Elway, Peyton Manning is in position to go out on top. And, just like Elway, his golden arm really didn't have all that much to do with it.
Manning, 39, became the oldest quarterback to win the Super Bowl when his Broncos upset the Carolina Panthers 24-10 Sunday night at Levi's Stadium. However, after a brilliant career that has him as the NFL's all-time leading passer, he was little more than a bystander to a great defensive performance.
Denver sacked Carolina quarterback Cam Newton six times, 2 1/2