SANTA CLARA, Calif. — After he was quieted in Sunday night’s Super Bowl loss, Cam Newton remained that way.
Asked if he could put his disappointment into words, the Panthers quarterback said simply, “We lost,” one of many terse answers he delivered before walking away after a question.
The league MVP did elaborate once about how the Broncos were able to defeat the Panthers, 24-10, at Levi’s Stadium.
“They just played better than us,” the Panthers quarterback said. “I don’t know what you want me to say. They made more plays than us, and that’s what it came down to. We had our opportunities. There wasn’t nothing special that they did.
“We dropped balls. We turned the ball over, gave up sacks, threw errant passes. That’s it.”
With their fans outnumbered at least five-fold by Broncos supporters, the Panthers were forced to use a silent count. Newton led the Panthers in rushing with 45 yards on six carries, and completed 18 of 41 pass attempts for 265 yards.
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