It was the first Super Bowl rematch in modern history, and it was epic. The Broncos came away with the victory over the Carolina Panthers -- a first for Trevor Siemian, who until Thursday was an untested signal caller.
The game didn't come without pitfalls for the Broncos, who stumbled against the Panthers at times, but strong defensive plays allowed for the offense to stand on its own feet, scoring three touchdowns against a testy Panthers team.
While securing the victory, the Broncos made a host of replay-worthy plays, but these are the top five plays fans just can't miss.
1.) Demaryius Thomas started the night out right. Indeed, DT needed help from Siemian, but his athletic plays allowed the Broncos to start off on a good foot.
3.) Cam Newton, although he faced off against a top-tier defense, played like a top-tier quarterback. To ignore his successes would be unfairly disparaging to the Panthers. He used his arm and his legs to put up points against the Broncos.