Back-to-back sacks have helped the Broncos score on defense or special teams for the third time this afternoon.
After defensive end Robert Ayers sacked quarterback Cam Newton on the Panthers’ 2-yard line, Carolina faced 3rd-and-19 from the shadow of their own goal line.
Safety Mike Adams was one of several defenders who penetrated the Carolina offensive line, and Adams wrapped up Newton for his first career safety, giving the Broncos their second of the season.
The sack is the fifth of Adams career and the first for the safety since 2010.
The sack also marks the seventh of the afternoon for Denver, the most the team has recorded in a single game since the 2003 season.