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Broncos are 1st team to win Super Bowl with less than 200 yards of offense

The only offensive touchdown of the night for the Broncos came after a forced fumble put the offense on the doorstep.

The Denver Broncos are NFL champions, despite just 194 yards of total offense against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, the fewest ever for a team that came out on top in the Super Bowl.

Prior to the Broncos' 24-10 win, the 2000 Baltimore Ravens managed to the New York Giants with 244 yards of offense in Super Bowl XXXV, while every other Super Bowl champion at least eclipsed 250 yards. Only seven teams in Super Bowl history finished with fewer than 200 yards before the Broncos and all seven lost.

The only offensive touchdown of the game for the Broncos came in the final minutes after Von Miller's second forced fumble on a sack of Cam Newton set up a 2-yard touchdown by C.J. Anderson.

Despite the offensive futility, a defensive touchdown, three field goals and a converted two-point try helped the Broncos get to 24 points, which was its highest mark of the entire postseason.

It was a fitting way to cap the season for Denver, which struggled to find consistent offense for most of the year with Peyton Manning and Brock Osweiler at quarterback. Despite the inability to score above the league average, the Broncos defense finished the year No. 1 in total defense and shut down the offenses of the Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots en route to the Super Bowl.