Peter Schmuck, columnist: They say that defense wins championships, and it's hard to argue with that after the way the Broncos defense discombobulated Cam Newton and the Panthers. Denver's speed rush was just too much, and Carolina simply wilted once its aura of invincibility was punctured in the first quarter. Too many turnovers. Too few big plays by Newton and the winningest team in the NFL. Good luck and bon voyage, Peyton Manning, who will be one of the biggest postgame headlines but wasn't really the story of this game.