Broncos linebacker Von Miller earns Super Bowl MVP honors

Denver Broncos' Von Miller (58) strips the ball from Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton (1) during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif. The Broncos recovered the fumble for a touchdown. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
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SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Linebacker Von Miller earned Super Bowl MVP honors Sunday night, forcing two fumbles and getting 2 1/2 sacks to help the Denver Broncos beat the Carolina Panthers 24-10 for the championship.

Five years after being drafted No. 2 behind Cam Newton, Miller harassed Carolina's quarterback from start to finish.

Denver's first touchdown came when Miller ripped the football away from Newton, and the fumble was recovered in the end zone by defensive end Malik Jackson to put the Broncos ahead 10-0 about 8 1/2 minutes into the game.

And Denver's other TD came on a 4-yard drive after Miller knocked the ball out of Newton's hand again, this time with 4 minutes left in the fourth quarter.

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