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All Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII thrashing of Denver Broncos

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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.

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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.

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