by Mike Lucas 2-2-14
It was over before it even started.
Broncos’ quarterback Peyton Manning missed the shot gun snap on the first play of the game which resulted in a safety, and it was all Seattle from there.
The Seahawks would go on to score the first 36 points of the game before the Broncos finally got on the scoreboard with three seconds remaining in the third quarter.
The game was never close. It was never entertaining. It failed to live up to the immense expectations that came with a game featuring the number one offense and the number one defense in the league. Instead, it was an absolute abomination for the Broncos. It was a massacre. Seattle dominated in every phase of the game from the first snap en route to capturing the franchise’s first Lombardi Trophy.
Seattle receiver Percy Harvin missed the majority of the regular season due to injuries, but played a huge role in the game today. Harvin carried the ball twice for 45 yards and returned the opening kickoff of the second half 87 yards for a score. Safety Kam Chancellor set the tone early on defense for Seattle, picking off Manning in the middle of the first quarter.
Denver didn’t have much team success, but two Broncos’ broke individual records on the night. Demaryius Thomas broke the record for most receptions in a Super Bowl with 13, and Peyton Manning broke the record of most completions in a Super Bowl with 34.
Linebacker Malcolm Smith was named Super Bowl MVP. Smith recorded 10 tackles and had a pick-six on the night.
The individual success was useless though, as it was Pete Carroll, Russell Wilson, and the rest of the Seahawks who will celebrate in the New Jersey/New York area tonight.