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Seattle Seahawks Blowout Denver Broncos 43-8 in SuperBowl

With Denver set as 2-point favorites going into the game, no one could’ve predicted the route that the Seahawks would put on the Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII. But with Seattle hitting on all cylinders on Sunday, whether it was offense, defense or special teams, they were able to notch a 43-8 victory to take home their first Lombardi Trophy.

The Seahawks were able to hold the Broncos to just 306 total yards on Sunday night, while they were able to get 341 of their own on offense. However, it was the two forced interceptions, one of which was returned for a touchdown, that would be the main storyline. Along with those two interceptions, Peyton Manning threw a handful of other passes that he was lucky weren’t taken the other way. Despite being the MVP in the NFL this year, Manning had a game that he would quickly like to forget. However, with his future in the air, it may take a while for him to get past this one.

For the Seahawks, Russell Wilson was able to return to the form that fans were used to seeing during the regular season. Unlike Manning, Wilson didn’t turn the ball over at all, and he finished the game 18-25 for 206 yards and two touchdowns. Wilson was the first quarterback in Super Bowl history to have at least a 70% passing percentage and throw for over 200 yards and two touchdowns, without being named the MVP of the game.

The X-factor for the Seahawks was Percy Harvin. After missing majority of the season due to injuries, Harvin opened the second half with a 87-yard return that you could just feel take the wind out of the Broncos sails. Harvin would add 50 additional yards on three offensive touches for the Seahawks.

After a year of such accomplishments and achievements, this game is obviously a letdown to Broncos players and fans. Seattle simple overpowered Denver in nearly every aspect of the game, and it was one of the more lopsided Super Bowls in recent memory. The question before the game was whether or not a formidable defense could slow down an unstoppable defense, which the Seahawks proved they could do easily. The way that the Seahawks played on Sunday, it’s not a far stretch to say that they are one of the best defenses to ever line up for a NFL Championship.

Late in the fourth quarter, Richard Sherman was taken off the field and it was announced that he had sustained a high ankle sprain. Luckily, the defender who had been the center of controversy the last two weeks was no longer needed, and his impact had already been felt.

Joining Sherman on defense was Malcolm Smith, who earned the MVP Trophy in the game. Smith returned that Manning interception in the second quarter, recovered a fumble in the second half and was an anchor on the defense all night long. Smith became just the third linebacker to win the award, the others being Ray Lewis and Chuck Howley.

Fans will probably wish that this game would’ve been a bit more competitive. But for those who picked the Seahawks to pull the upset in this one, it was a great opportunity to cash in on the 2-point line originally posted to the Broncos.

Odds to win the 2015 Super Bowl XLIX
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Seattle Seahawks
5/1
San Francisco 49ers
7/1
Denver Broncos
10/1
New England Patriots
12/1
Green Bay Packers
14/1
Carolina Panthers
20/1
Indianapolis Colts
20/1
New Orleans Saints
20/1
Atlanta Falcons
25/1
Chicago Bears
25/1
Kansas City Chiefs
25/1
Philadelphia Eagles
25/1
Cincinnati Bengals
28/1
Arizona Cardinals
33/1
Dallas Cowboys
33/1
Detroit Lions
33/1
Houston Texans
33/1
New York Giants
33/1
Pittsburgh Steelers
33/1
San Diego Chargers
33/1
Baltimore Ravens
40/1
St. Louis Rams
40/1
Miami Dolphins
50/1
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
50/1
Washington Redskins
50/1
Cleveland Browns
66/1
New York Jets
66/1
Tennessee Titans
66/1
Buffalo Bills
75/1
Minnesota Vikings
75/1
Jacksonville Jaguars
100/1
Oakland Raiders
100/1

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