Seattle Seahawks beat Denver Broncos 43-8 to win Super Bowl XLVIII

Feb 2, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) celebrates throwing a touchdown pass during the second half against the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

In one of the biggest blowouts in recent history, the Seattle Seahawks have beaten the Denver Broncos to win Super Bowl XLVIII, 43-8.

Peyton Manning’s only shining moment of the game was completing 33 passes, which is a record in Super Bowl history.

This game was all about the Seattle Seahawks, and it was evident after the first 12 seconds of the game.

Overall, the Seahawks continued to dominate in all facets of the game even after the first half.

QB Russell Wilson completed 18 of 25 passes for 206 yards, with two touchdowns and no interceptions. RB Marshawn Lynch led the game with 15 rushes, although his 39 rushing yards were second to teammate Percy Harvin’s 45. Lynch also tacked on a touchdown.

While Denver WR Demaryius Thomas led the game with both catches and receiving yards (13 catches and 113 yards, 1 TD), the Seattle receiving corps clearly had the better night.

Russell Wilson connected with eight different receivers, but no one had close to Thomas’ 13 catches. Seattle WR Doug Baldwin came the closest for the Seahawks with five catches for 66 yards and a score.

Percy Harvin was one of the biggest difference makers in this game, which is great news for the Seahawks because he was out for most of the season due to injuries. Harvin ran for 45 yards on two carries and had just one catch for five yards. However, Harvin made a big splash when he scored a touchdown on a kick off return to open the second half.

Will this tough loss in the Super Bowl adversely affect Peyton Manning’s incredible season? Sound off in the comments below.

 

Topics: Denver Manning, NFL, Percy Harvin, Peyton Manning, Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks, Super Bowl

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