Super Bowl XLVIII was one of the most lopsided contests in history, and definitely in recent memory. Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright was asked on Pro Football Talk on NBCSN how many times the Seahawks would win if they replayed the game 100 times, and he had an interesting answer.
“Probably 90,” Wright said. “I’d probably go 90 out of 100. They might’ve got lucky those other 10 times. They’re a good football team but you know the way we play, our style of play most teams just can’t match up with it. We are really good at what we do, we run the ball really well, we stop the run, and we just out hit guys, so you know most teams just can’t match up with our style of play.”
He also credited the early safety for giving them a boost of confidence and settling their nerves.
“The first play of the game, when they snapped the ball over their head, I was like, ‘All right, man. We got these boys.’ If you start the game off like that, something’s not right. When that happened, I was like, ‘All right man, I got my nerves calmed down,’ and I was like, ‘Okay, I believe we got this one.’”