Feb 8 2016 - Thomas Davis, LB Thomas Davis, who played in his first Super Bowl just 13 days after having surgery on a broken arm, finished with seven tackles.
Feb 8 2016 - Jared Allen, DE Jared Allen, who played in his first Super Bowl just three weeks after breaking a bone in his foot, finished with only one tackle and one quarterback hurry.
Feb 8 2016 - Greg Olsen, TE Greg Olsen was held to just four receptions on nine targets. In the Panthers' two playoff wins, Olsen caught 12 of his 14 targets.
Feb 8 2016 - Jonathan Stewart, RB Jonathan Stewart, who twice left in the first half with a sore foot, was limited to 29 yards on 12 carries, his lowest output with that many attempts since he had 14 carries for 29 yards against the 49ers on October 10, 2010.
Feb 8 2016 - Cam Newton, QB Cam Newton continued a bad trend for league MVPs. A regular-season MVP hasn't won the Super Bowl since Kurt Warner did it with the Rams in 1999. Newton finished 18-for-41 for 265 yards with one interception. He was sacked six times and lost two fumbles.
Feb 8 2016 - Kony Ealy, DE Kony Ealy became the first player in Super Bowl history to have an interception and multiple sacks. He also was the first since 1993 to record multiple sacks, an interception and a forced fumble in a postseason game.
Ealy's final line: four tackles, three sacks, an interception, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. Not bad for a guy making his Super Bowl debut. Unfortunately for Ealy and Carolina, his effort wasn't enough.
Feb 8 2016 - Brandon McManus, K Brandon McManus drilled all three of his Super Bowl field-goal attempts and became just the second kicker in NFL history with at least 10 field goals in a single postseason.
Feb 8 2016 - Jordan Norwood, WR Jordan Norwood had the breakthrough play for which he was hoping, setting a Super Bowl record with a 61-yard, second-quarter punt return that set up a field goal.
Feb 8 2016 - Britton Colquitt, P Britton Colquitt capped an outstanding postseason by averaging 45.6 neat yards on his eight punts and dropping two of his punts inside the 20-yard-line. His net average was 12.2 yards better than that of Carolina's Brad Nortman.
Feb 8 2016 - Chris Harris, CB Chris Harris Jr. looks forward to some rest after dealing with a nerve issue in his left arm throughout the postseason. Harris said the injury was worse than he let on, although he played better with it the last two games than he did against the Steelers in the divisional round.
Feb 8 2016 - Danny Trevathan, ILB Danny Trevathan was on the spot for two fumble recoveries, including one that preserved a change of possession deep in Denver territory after S T.J. Ward fumbled his interception return in the third quarter.
Feb 8 2016 - DeMarcus Ware, OLB DeMarcus Ware had two sacks as the Panthers failed to contain either of Denver's Pro Bowl edge rushers.
Feb 8 2016 - Von Miller, LB Von Miller, the Super Bowl MVP and pending free agent, vowed that the negotiations with the Broncos would be "a peaceful thing."
With an expiring contract, the Broncos will surely give him the franchise tag if they can't work out a deal with him later this month. And if and when a long-term deal is struck, it will likely be more expensive than the $16.7 million deal the Chiefs struck with LB Justin Houston. However, Miller wasn't thinking about that in the wake of his 2.5-sack, two-forced-fumble performance that made him the 10th defensive player to win Super Bowl MVP honors. "The Super Bowl MVP is special, but the Super Bowl ring is something that I will keep with me for the rest of my life," he said.
Feb 8 2016 - Peyton Manning, QB Peyton Manning emerged with his second Super Bowl title despite compiling a 56.6 passer rating in the win over the Panthers.
He was non-committal about his future following the game, but his mother told the Los Angeles Times on Monday that she hopes he retires.
Feb 8 2016 - C.J. Anderson, RB C.J. Anderson capped his homecoming to the Bay Area with the game-clinching 2-yard touchdown run. Anderson ran for 90 yards on 23 carries, including a 34-yard burst off the left side in the second quarter.
Feb 8 2016 - Seantavius Jones, WR Seantavius Jones was released by the New Orleans Saints on Monday.
Feb 8 2016 - Ramon Humber, LB Ramon Humber was released by the New Orleans Saints on Monday.
Feb 8 2016 - David Hawthorne, LB David Hawthorne was released by the New Orleans Saints on Monday.
Feb 8 2016 - Jahri Evans, G Jahri Evans was released by the New Orleans Saints on Monday. The six-time Pro Bowler was guaranteed $3 million if he were on the roster on Wednesday.
Feb 8 2016 - Marshawn Lynch, RB Marshawn Lynch has apparently played his last football game after agent Doug Hendrickson confirmed Monday that Lynch intends to retire. Lynch hinted about retiring on Sunday, when he tweeted a picture of cleats hanging off a power line.
The 29-year-old Lynch struggled through an injury-plagued 2015 season with a hamstring issue and then abdominal surgery, and played in only seven regular-season games. He finished with just 417 rushing yards on 111 carries.