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Super Bowl 2014 Ultimate Score: Seattle Seahawks Defense Trounces The Denver Broncos
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Date: January 20, 2015 04:19AM

Following months of discussion in excess of the NFL’s contentious selection to select the cold-weather state of New Jersey to host Super Bowl XLVIII, the relative warmth of the 50-degree temperature at MetLife Stadium was overshadowed by the heat the Seattle Seahawks defense put on Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning in a blowout Seahawks victory at MetLife Stadium, 43-8.</p><p>Manning was pressured into two initial-half interceptions, and the prime-ranked Seattle defense shut out the prime-ranked Denver offense for virtually three total quarters. A kickoff return for a touchdown and a forced fumble in the third quarter aided place the game out of attain for the Seahawks�?very first-ever Super Bowl title and the first for the city of Seattle in the 4 major sports since the SuperSonics won the NBA Championship in 1979.</p><p>Seattle had previously played in just one Super Bowl, when they fell to the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2006. The city has been without an NBA organization since 2008 when the SuperSonics moved to Oklahoma City [url=][/url], and there has never ever been an NHL group in Seattle.</p><p>It was a lopsided Super Bowl loss for the Broncos that may possibly remind some of the final time Denver was trounced so emphatically in 1990 when the San Francisco 49ers cruised to a 55-ten victory. Meanwhile, Seattle’s defense neutralized the Broncos in an hard work reminiscent of the 1986 Chicago Bears and the 2000 Baltimore Ravens.</p><p>The Broncos, who entered the game as 3-level favorites, felt the pressure of Seattle’s suffocating defense for the whole game, especially from the talented secondary, led by All-Pros Richard Sherman, Kam Chancellor and Earl Thomas. Even with less than 4 minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, defensive finish Chris Clemons acquired a piece of Manning’s throw to force a fumble.</p><p>Malcolm Smith, who returned a 2nd-quarter interception for a 69-yard touchdown, was named the MVP. Smith, who played for head coach Pete Carroll when the two had been at USC, also had 9 tackles.</p><p>The Super Bowl win aided strengthen the legacy of Carroll, who had failed to garner considerably achievement in the 1990s with the New England Patriots and New York Jets.</p><p>Carroll, who at age 62 is the 2nd-oldest head coach in the NFL, was ready to right away have good results in Seattle after returning USC to an elite electrical power in university football in the past decade. In 4 years in Seattle, Carroll has led the Seahawks to three playoff appearances right after a two-yr drought.</p><p>"This is an wonderful crew," stated Carroll at the Lombardi Trophy presentation. "These guys would not consider anything but winning this ball game."</p><p>“We consider this trophy back to the '12th Man,'�?extra Carroll, referring to the boisterous Seattle supporters.</p><p>Although the Seahawks defense was outstanding, the offense was amazing, as properly. Quarterback Russell Wilson threw for two touchdowns and no interceptions, whilst completing 18-of-25 passes for 206 yards. The young and understated quarterback also had 3 carries for 26 yards.</p><p>“We’ve been relentless all season,�?stated Russell. "Having that mentality of having a championship day every day. At the finish of the day, you want to perform your best football and that is what we did right now."</p><p>Denver received off to a very shaky start off, as center Manny Ramirez snapped the ball in excess of Peyton Manning’s unsuspecting head on the very first perform of the opening drive [url=]Michael Bowie Jersey[/url]. Running back Knowshon Moreno recovered the ball, but was tackled in the finish zone by Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril for a security.</p><p>Kicker Steven Hauschka would convert both area-purpose attempts in the very first quarter, although Marshawn Lynch would rush for a 1-yard touchdown and Smith additional the interception return for a touchdown to place Seattle up at halftime, 22-.</p><p>Just as the initial drive of game ended in disaster for the Broncos, the 2nd half began even worse. Percy Harvin, who barely played in the normal season, returned the kickoff for a touchdown to place the Seahawks comfortably ahead.</p><p>Although almost everything seemed to be going appropriate for the Seahawks, the Broncos seemed overwhelmed and out of their rhythm. The Denver defense missed several tackles, while the offense struggled with their operating game and maintaining possession.</p><p>It was an uneven performance by Manning right after weeks of media interest in his chase for a 2nd championship. The 37-12 months-old finished 17-of-23 passes for 104 yards, but the two interceptions proved too costly to conquer. Manning would finish with 280 yards and a single touchdown on 34-49 passing.</p><p>On a number of events, Manning appeared lucky to keep away from interceptions as he appeared to be stifled by an typically impenetrable Seattle defense. He produced some rather questionable passes in the 2nd half, with Denver desperate to reverse their fortunes.</p><p>Denver started to create on some momentum in the third quarter, but it was speedily dashed when Demaryius Thomas fumbled following Manning located the receiver near the Seattle 21-yard line.</p><p>A 10-yard touchdown pass from Wilson to broad receiver Doug Baldwin would be the only factors in an otherwise dull fourth quarter.</p><p>The game had its share of exciting plays, aside from Harvin's speedy run 87-yard touchdown run. Seattle broad receiver Jermaine Kearse created a single of the greatest highlights of the game [url=]Percy Harvin Jersey[/url], embarrassing the Broncos defense by spinning twice all around would-be tacklers to score with 3 minutes remaining in the third quarter. </p><p>But the star of the display was Seattle's defense. The unit had acquired praise for significantly of the season, and they appeared to perform over their heads against a single of the best quarterbacks in historical past [url=][/url]. </p><p>“I give credit score to the Seahawks defense,�?said Broncos head coach John Fox. In the postgame press conference, Fox added that the Seahawks beat the Broncos in "all three phases."</p><p>"I hope we etched out names in the background books," Sherman mentioned.</p><p>"It's all about making history," Earl Thomas said. "This was a dominant performance from leading to bottom."</p>

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