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Seahawks win the Superbowl by the power of twelve

Blitz enjoys the Seahawks first Superbowl win by making a snow angel out of confetti.
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The twelfth man is a huge deal in Seahawks football. ESPN reported on Feb. 3 that the number 12 has even more significance now after the Seattle Seahawks took home their first ever Superbowl win.

Twelve was the magic number as the Seahawks took an early 2-0 lead after a Denver Broncos safety. They credit the support of their twelfth man, the fans, in being so loud that it confused Peyton Mannings play calling and resulted in the early lead. The amazing part is that it happened in the first 12 seconds of the game.

The number 12 became significant again when the Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch ran for a 1-yard touchdown to bring the score to 15-0. The significance? It happened with just 12 minutes left in the first half.

In case that isn't enough for you, the Seahawks did it again right at the beginning of the second half. As many had hoped, Seattle sent Percy Harvin out to return the first kick of the second half. Harvin caught the ball and ran it in for a touchdown. You guessed it, the Seahawks scored in the first 12 seconds of the second half of the game.

The number 12 and the twelfth man has always had a huge significance to the Seattle Seahawks. Now it is more revered than ever. If the MVP could have been given to the twelfth man, they probably would have. Or possibly given to the entire defense of the Seahawks team because they were just that impressive in their Superbowl win.

Another point that seems not to have been made is that this is Superbowl 48. Divide 48 by four and what do you get? You guessed it! Again, the number is 12. Spooky huh?

In any case, the Seattle Seahawks have always believed they have the best fans in the NFL. Now they can say they have proven it as they beat the Denver Broncos 43-8 to take home the Lombardi trophy.