No one could have predicted the game to start the way it did, but that’s been a recurring theme throughout the first two quarters.
The game started off with a safety for Seattle during the first possession for the Broncos. The score took only 12 seconds, which is a record for fastest score in a Super Bowl in NFL history.
Seattle seems to be leading in all categories of the game: offense, defense, and special teams. Russell Wilson’s stat line reads 9/14 for 94 yards and no scores or interceptions after the first half of his first Super Bowl appearance.
Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch has just 17 yards on 11 carries, but has the only offensive touchdown of the game.
Leading all receivers in the game is Seattle’s Doug Baldwin, who has three catches for 50 yards through two quarters.
But Seattle has been winning many games this season with their defense, and this is exactly how they are beating the Broncos.
With two defensive interceptions, and one going all the way for a touchdown, Seattle is playing just the way they wanted to.
It remains to be seen if this season’s NFL MVP Peyton Manning can turn his team around and make a comeback, but by the way this first half has panned out, his chances don’t look too big.
Manning has completed 17 of 23 passes for 104 yards and has two interceptions.
Offensively for Denver, RB Knowshon Moreno leads the team with five carries for 17 yards, while Demaryius Thomas leads all Broncos receivers with seven catches for 47 yards.
Denver also has two fumbles in the game, but managed to recover both of them.
After an all Seattle first half, do you think Denver has what it takes to make a comeback and win the last game of the season? Leave a comment below.
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