The Seattle Seahawks trounced the Denver Broncos 43-8 Sunday in the 48th annual American football Super Bowl held in MetLife stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
The Seahawks' vaunted defense completely dominated Denver's equally celebrated offense, led by future Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning. They forced Denver into four turnovers, including two interceptions by Manning, one of them returned 69 yards for a touchdown by linebacker Malcolm Smith to give the Seahawks a 22-0 lead before halftime.
Percy Harvin virtually sealed Seattle's win with an 87-yard kickoff return to start the second half, and quarterback Russell Wilson finished off the Broncos with two-late game touchdown passes to receivers Jermaine Kearse and Doug Baldwin.
Denver fell behind on the game's first possession when a bad snap flew past Manning and into the end zone for a safety, giving Seattle an early 2-0 lead.
The loss marred a history-making regular season for Manning, who earned his fifth career National Football League Most Valuable Player just one day earlier.
Seahawks linebacker Smith, part of one of the youngest rosters on average of any team in the NFL, was named the game's Most Valuable Player.
OPT. SOUNDBITE MALCOLM SMITH:
"We just have a great group of guys. Guys that feed off each other well. Guys that have the same kind of attitude and approach towards the game. Much guys with chips off their shoulders. Guys that have been overlooked. For us to be here and to have come this far, the way our fans support us, it's just great."
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