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Seattle Trounces Denver in Lopsided Super Bowl

  • Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) breaks a tackle by Denver Broncos middle linebacker Paris Lenon during the third quarter in the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game in East Rutherford, New Jersey, Feb. 2, 2014.
  • Seattle Seahawks outside linebacker Malcolm Smith (53) reacts after running back an interception for a touchdown against the Denver Broncos during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game, Feb. 2, 2014.
  • Denver Broncos' Knowshon Moreno reaches for a loose ball after the snap passed teammate Peyton Manning, left, during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J.
  • Seattle Seahawks' Russell Wilson looks to pass against the Denver Broncos during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J.
  • Bruno Mars performs during the halftime show of the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J.
  • Bruno Mars performs during the halftime show of the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
  • Bruno Mars performs during the halftime show of the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game between the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks in East Rutherford, New Jersey, Feb. 2, 2014.
  • Anthony Kiedis of The Red Hot Chili Peppers performs during the halftime show of the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game between the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks in East Rutherford, New Jersey, Feb. 2, 2014.
  • Bruno Mars performs during the halftime show of the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J.
  • Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning walks back to a huddle with teammates after a penalty call against the Seattle Seahawks, Fe. 2, 1014.
  • A Seattle Seahawks fan cheers after they score a touchdown against the Denver Broncos in the second quarter during the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game in East Rutherford, New Jersey, Feb. 2, 2014.
  • Denver Broncos fans sit in the upper deck before the start of the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game against the Seattle Seahawks in East Rutherford, New Jersey, Feb. 2, 2014.
  • Seattle Seahawks fans cheer before the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J.
  • Seattle Seahawks' Doug Baldwin (89) runs from Denver Broncos' Wesley Woodyard (52) during a 10-yard touchdown reception in the second half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014.
  • Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll reacts as Percy Harvin returns a kickoff for a touchdown during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game against the Denver Broncos Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014.
  • Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll is doused with Gatorade late in the second half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014.
  • Seattle Seahawks Malcom Smith makes an 'angel' in the confetti after his team defeated the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl XLVIII football game in East Rutherford, New Jersey, Feb. 2, 2014.
  • Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson holds up the Vince Lombardi Trophy after the Seahawks defeated the Denver Broncos in the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game in East Rutherford, New Jersey, February 2, 2014.

Super Bowl XLVIII

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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.

"We got great play out of everybody," said an elated Pete Carroll, coach of the Seattle Seahawks. "We got pressure up front, they couldn't run the football, we made plays on the ball, we turned the thing over like we like, so it really wasn't about those guys, our guys just played the way we always play and believed that that would get it done and fortunately it did." 

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. 

"I don't know if you ever really get over it, it's a difficult pill to swallow," Manning said during a post-game press conference. "I think you have to find a way to deal with it and process it and like I said, if you can, to try and fuel it to make you a better team next year. Obviously, it was a disappointing locker room in there, guys are disappointed."

Seahawks linebacker Malcom Smith, part of one of the youngest rosters on average of any team in the NFL, was named the game's Most Valuable Player.

"We just have a great group of guys," Smith said. "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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by: Dr. Quinlin from: USA
February 03, 2014 10:11 AM
More spiritually dead ZOMBIES attend and watch the Dramabowl, yet once again. A bunch of misfits that care more about throwing around a pigskin ball then they do Christmas or Thanksgiving. Your favorite sports team will profit you NOTHING the rainy, dark, night your lifeless body is laid out at a funeral home. While their entire country is being bankrupted, hollowed out, and flooded with illegal immigrants as Obama announces that he will ignore Congress and pursue his agenda via dictatorial executive fiat, Americans remain unmoved.

The only things that get them in the least bit animated are Black Friday sales and NFL football games. When a civilization reaches this point of decadence, a Roman Empire-style collapse is soon to follow. LONG PAST TIME TO WAKE UP, AMERICA!

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