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Seattle crushes Denver to win Super Bowl

03 February 2014 [13:25] - TODAY.AZ
The National Football League took a gamble when it went against convention and decided to stage the Super Bowl at an outdoor stadium in New Jersey during the winter but it proved a great success.

Especially for the Seattle Seahawks on Super Sunday.

A week after snowfall in the greater New York metropolitan area brought concerns that the Super Bowl date could be in jeopardy, a spring-like wave of weather arrived, putting more than 82,000 fans at MetLife Stadium into a party mood.

By the end of the game, it was the Seahawks' turn to celebrate under a sky full of green and blue confetti marking their 43-8 trouncing of the Denver Broncos.

Seattle proved that defense still rules in the Big Game as they embarrassed the usually high-scoring Broncos to win their first NFL championship in franchise history.

The top-ranked Seattle defense shut down the top-rated Broncos offense and record-setting quarterback Peyton Manning, creating four turnovers and transforming what was expected to be a nail-biter into a Super Bowl XLVIII rout.

Five previous times the NFL's top-rated defense had faced the league's number one offense, and the defenders led 4-1 in those encounters.

Seattle and their "Legion of Boom" defensive secondary, fast-covering linebackers and determined pass rushers, upheld the tradition on an unseasonably mild night in the first outdoor venue in a winter-weather location.


/Reuters/

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