In what was supposed to be a premier matchup of the best team in the NFC and the best team in the AFC, the Seahawks completely dominated the Broncos from the first snap down to the last play, winning the game 43-8, which is the 3rd biggest deficit ever recorded in the Super Bowl era. In all facets of the game, the Seahawks domineered the Broncos from defense, to offense, to special teams. The tone had set on the first play of the game when Broncos’ center Manny Ramirez overshot the snap to Peyton Manning after Manning tried to change the play but it ended up flying into their own endzone for a Seattle safety and the Seahawks never looked back. While the offense and special teams performed exceptionally well, the defense was undoubtedly the “collective MVP” as the secondary to the front seven was absolutely scary. However the MVP of the game was Malcolm Smith, linebacker for the Seahawks, recording a 69 yard pick six in the second quarter that pretty much solidified that the Seahawks were to be the world champions. The Seahawks, led by head coach Pete Carroll have become a household name over the entire season, skyrocketing their popularity in the postseason, and obviously are currently the favorites to win it all again next year, with the odds hovering around 5-1. There is so much left to be said about the Seahawks and the Broncos who, to put it honestly, were thoroughly embarrassed for 60 minutes on the biggest stage. Now that it’s the offseason, what do you think both organizations should do moving forward as contracts on both sides are entering their final couple of years? What does this do to Peyton Manning’s legacy after recording a QBR rating of 24.4 and putting on embarrassing performance? Nevetheless congratulations to both teams for even making it to the Super Bowl and to the Seahawks on winning their first Super Bowl title in franchise history. Well done.
In a very lopsided beatdown, the Seattle Seahawks defeat the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII 43-8