The Seattle Seahawks defeated the Denver Broncos and their record-setting quarterback Peyton Manning 43-8 on Sunday to claim their first Super Bowl title.
Seattle was the NFL's top-ranked defense, and that defense played ferociously on Sunday, turning a couple of interceptions into touchdowns in the second quarter, giving the team a 22-0 lead at intermission; the second one arrived when linebaker Malcolm Smith achieved a 69-yard interception return, Reuters reported.
The Seahawks recovered two fumbles in game that gave them their first Super Bowl win in their 37 seasons.
The full-on romp started only 12 seconds into the game with a two-point safety on a bad snap over Manning's head into the end zone on Denver's first play for the speediest Super Bowl tally ever, according to Reuters.
Then, following Denver's second-half kickoff, Percy Harvin also took 12 seconds to score, running a total 87 yards for a touchdown: the score at that was already 29-0.
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Second-year QB Russell Wilson, at the helm of the second-youngest team to play in the Supe Bowl, completed 18 of 25 passes for 206 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions.