By: Barry Barnes, Founder/Senior Writer
The Seattle Seahawks proved once again, like the Pittsburgh Steelers, Chicago Bears, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Baltimore Ravens before them, that defense wins championships. And with a solid young quarterback in Russell Wilson, the Seahawks showed that they were truly the best team of the 2013 NFL season as they took the Denver Broncos’ will for a 43-8 Super Bowl XLVIII victory.
From the bad snap to start the game to punishing blows and pen point passes, the Seahawks never looked back. Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning never had a fighting chance as he was pressured throughout the evening. The Broncos wide receivers were out of sync and had no flow as the Seahawks secondary consistently pounded them.
Despite being up by a lot early, the Seahawks never let up. And instead of Manning being the quarterback to dice and slice the opponent, Wilson was the chef as he completed 18 passes out of 25 attempts for 206 yards and two touchdowns, while gaining 26 yards off three carries.
Seahawks return specialist Percy Harvin was huge in his return, and his 87-yard kickoff touchdown score practically sealed the game early in the third quarter.
The Seahawks’ win was a complete team victory. However, Seahawks Linebacker Malcolm Smith was the game’s MVP.
Check out Smith’s game changing play when he picked off Manning’s flowing pass with 3:21 remaining in the second quarter.
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