Super Bowl XLVIII: Seahawks jump all over Broncos early and often
Houston Chronicle - about 3 years
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The Seattle Seahawks, a team without a player with Super Bowl experience, switched to Beat Mode on Sunday and won the first Super Bowl in franchise history.
The Seahawks were a long way from CenturyLink Field, but they located their 12th Man, anyway, and he turned out to be Denver quarterback Peyton Manning.
In their 43-8 victory at MetLife Stadium, the Seahawks pulverized Manning, vaporized the Broncos and shocked 82,529 fans and a worldwide television audience with a performance for the ages.
Manning finished with 34-of-49 for 280 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. He lost a fumble. He averaged only 5.7 yards per attempt. His rating was 73.5.
“You can’t expect him to have a bad game like that,” cornerback Richard Sherman said. “Everybody played their behinds off. I think it was more of a case of what we did instead of what he didn’t do.”
By comparison, second-year Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson was 18-of-25 for 206 yards, two touchdowns
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