Denver Broncos' defence stands up as a missed field goal sees Cam Newton's Carolina Panthers miss out on revenge and fall 21-20 in NFL season-opener

In a re-run of last season's Super Bowl the defending champions got a reprieve when Panthers kicker Graham Gano missed a 50-yard field goal with four seconds remaining. Before Carolina's shot at redemption, Newton was sacked three times and clobbered all night long, but appeared to have done just enough to get a measure of revenge for the Panthers' loss to the Broncos seven months earlier.

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