Super Bowl XLVIII: Seattle Seahawks Defeat Denver Broncos

The Seattle Seahawks lowered the Legion of Boom on the Denver Broncos, easily rolling to a 43-8 victory in Super Bowl 2014.

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Seattle linebacker Malcolm Smith leaves Denver lineman Louis Vasquez (65) in his wake on a 69-yard interception return for a touchdown in the second quarter. (Jeff Gross / Getty Images / February 2, 2014)

The Seahawks’ menacingly-nicknamed defense was dominant, holding the Broncos without a first down for the first 19 1/2 minutes of the game, and Seattle made Denver pay for its sloppy play.

It was the first Super Bowl championship for the Seattle franchise.

The Seahawks struck quickly in each half, scoring points at the 12-second mark in each. They scored a safety on the game’s first play from scrimmage when Denver’s snap went over quarterback Peyton Manning’s head and the Broncos fell on the ball in the end zone.

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