Feb 2, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) runs against the Denver Broncos during the fourth quarter in Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
The Seattle Seahawks are Super Bowl champions for 2014. Congrats to Percy Harvin, Darrell Bevell, Heath Farwell and the rest of the Seahawks players and coaches on their amazing run.
For the losing team, the Denver Broncos…wow, what a way for a season to end. Out of it early after a couple terrible miscues including a safety off a bad snap on the first play of the game, and never able to climb back into it thanks to Seattle’s relentless defense and their big play ability both on offense and in the return game.
Peyton Manning may be the greatest QB of all time but he had far from a great night against those Seattle pass rushers and coverage guys. Cliff Avril and the front line were in Peyton’s face all night, forcing him into a pair of interceptions. That vaunted Denver offense just could never get into rhythm against the Legion of Boom.
The Seahawks offense didn’t need to do much with that dominating D. Marshawn Lynch was very quiet in this one. Russell Wilson didn’t light up the stat sheet but he made some pretty amazing throws on the run. Percy Harvin gave Seattle a lift in the running game and in the return game, bringing one back for a TD to start the second half.
It was just an all-around butt whupping by Seattle. All phases of the game. They out-classed Denver in every area. The Broncos really were done by halftime. Percy’s second half opening kick return was the dagger. The Seahawks kept the pedal down and ended it in blow out fashion.
Seattle wins their first Super Bowl ever. Denver drops to 2-5 all-time in the Super Bowl. Those five Super Bowl losses are the most in history, more than the Minnesota Vikings, New England Patriots and Buffalo Bills who are tied with four.