The Legion of Boom Didn’t Just Dominate the Broncos – They Dismantled Them
It may not have been a shock that Seattle beat Denver in Super Bowl XLVIII – after all, Denver was only favored by 2 – but the way in which they did it was certainly shocking.
Seattle absolutely broke Denver’s will, and they did it from the first play from scrimmage. The quickest score in Super Bowl history occurred just twelve seconds in, as Peyton Manning mishandled a bad shotgun snap, the ball bounded into the end zone and Seattle made the tackle.
It was all down hill from there.
Denver’s back was broken, and they never recovered. Seattle led 36-0 before the Broncos high-powered attack could find the end zone.
Seattle became the first team in Super Bowl history to score on a safety, a kickoff return and an interception return, on their way to a 43-8 destruction.
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