Seattle Destroys Denver To Win Super Bowl

  on February 02 2014 10:17 PM
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Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin (89) dives into the end zone for a touchdown past Denver Broncos free safety Mike Adams during the fourth quarter in the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game in East Rutherford, New Jersey, February 2, 2014. Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin (89) dives into the end zone for a touchdown past Denver Broncos free safety Mike Adams during the fourth quarter in the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football gameREUTERS/Carlo Allegri

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.

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.

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