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Images that will forever define Super Bowl 50

Super Bowl 50 didn’t have a lot of signature offensive plays. Instead, it was about some terrible turnovers and interesting reactions. Here are X images that defined the game.

Image 1: The loose ball which Cam Newton inexplicably failed to attempt to jump on…

SANTA CLARA, CA - FEBRUARY 07:  Von Miller #58 of the Denver Broncos and Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers attempt to recover a loose ball during the fourth quarter of Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium on February 7, 2016 in Santa Clara, California. T.J. Ward #43 of the Denver Broncos (not pictured) recovered the fumble by Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers on the 9-yard line.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

I’ve watched this play a thousand times already, which indicates it is the Malcolm Butler interception of Super Bowl 50.

Image 2: Eli Manning’s oddly stoic, baffled expression the moment his brother’s team scored a touchdown to basically clinch the victory…

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“I was focused on whether they were going for two,” Eli later explained to TMZ, “and knew the defense had to step up and make some stops.” Still hilarious.

Image 3: Chris Martin with crying Michael Jordan face…

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We’d love to credit someone but this was created by like a thousand different people on Twitter.

Image 4: Super-emotional anthem Cam…

during Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium on February 7, 2016 in Santa Clara, California.

Yes, somebody even found a way to call him out for this.

Image 5: An unforgettable anthem it was…

during Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium on February 7, 2016 in Santa Clara, California.

A lot of people say it was the best they’d heard since Whitney Houston before Super Bowl XXV.

Image 6: Beyonce Beyonce-ing…

SANTA CLARA, CA - FEBRUARY 07:  Beyonce (R) performs onstage during the Pepsi Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show at Levi's Stadium on February 7, 2016 in Santa Clara, California.  (Photo by Matt Cowan/Getty Images)

She also drew rave reviews, unlike her halftime-show cohorts.

Image 7: Cam’s other big fumble…

SANTA CLARA, CA - FEBRUARY 07:  Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers fumbles the ball in the first quarter of Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium on February 7, 2016 in Santa Clara, California. The ball was recovered by Malik Jackson #97 of the Denver Broncos in the end zone for a touchdown. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

You know, the one that resulted directly in seven a Denver touchdown.

Image 8: Cam congratulates Peyton with a smile…

SANTA CLARA, CA - FEBRUARY 07:  Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers talks with  Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos after Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium on February 7, 2016 in Santa Clara, California.  The Broncos defeated the Panthers 24-10.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

This was before he admittedly became a sore losers.

Image 9: Cam sulks before walking out…

SANTA CLARA, CA - FEBRUARY 07:  Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers reacts during his postgame press conference after the Denver Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers with a score of 24 to 10 to win Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium on February 7, 2016 in Santa Clara, California.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

He really answered only one question before bailing.

Image 10: Peyton Manning into the sunset…

during Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium on February 7, 2016 in Santa Clara, California.

Brad Gagnon

About Brad Gagnon

Brad Gagnon has been passionate about both sports and mass media since he was in diapers -- a passion that won't die until he's in them again. Based in Toronto, he's worked as a national NFL blog editor at theScore.com, a producer and writer at theScore Television Network and a host, reporter and play-by-play voice at Rogers TV. His work has also appeared at CBSSports.com, Deadspin, FoxSports.com, The Guardian, The Hockey News and elsewhere at Comeback Media, but his day gig has him covering the NFL nationally for Bleacher Report.

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