It was all Seattle Seahawks in New Jersey as the Seahawks trounced the Denver Broncos 43-8 at MetLife Stadium yesterday at Super Bowl 48. It’s the first Super Bowl title for the Seahawks whose defense was the cornerstone of the win.
The team managed to keep Peyton Manning and the Broncos’ high-powered offense in check thanks in large part to turnovers. Seattle would set the record for quickest score from the start of a game (12 seconds) because of a safety resulting from a Broncos fumble on the team’s first play from the line of scrimmage.
Malcolm Smith intercepted a Manning pass in the second half and ran it in for a 69-yard touchdown for a key play in the game. Smith won the Super Bowl MVP award and after the game said, “Our defense played great, Jermaine (Kearse) had a great game and Percy (Harvin) had a great game.”
“Obviously Russell (Wilson), he did a great job,” he said. “We had a lot of guys, and it could have went to anybody. For it to be me, I was kind of surprised and happy at the same time.”
Russell Wilson threw for 206 yards and two touchdowns to help the team go up 36-0 until the Broncos finally scored at the end of the third quarter.