Seahawks thrash Broncos

Updated: February 3, 2014


The Seattle Seahawks produced a stunning performance right when it mattered in a 43-8 rout of the Denver Broncos to lift Super Bowl XVLIII.

Seattle racked up 21 points on turnovers with Manning being picked off twice in the first half leading to Seahawks points in what was a disaster performance by Peyton Manning.

Manning, 37, was trying to become the first quarterback to lead two franchises to a Super Bowl win and was attempting to match brother Eli’s two NFL titles however all of his superb regular season and play-off form simply didn’t turn up on the night.

For Seattle the points came from, Percy Harvin’s 87-yard kickoff return touchdown to start the second half came after Seattle also scored 12 seconds into the game on a snap that sailed over Manning’s head and into the end zone. The safety counted as the Super Bowl’s fastest-ever points.

Marshawn Lynch scored on a 1-yard run after the first pick and Malcolm Smith returned the second 69 yards for a 22-0 halftime lead. Late in the game Doug Baldwin and
Jermaine Kearse got on the receiving end of Russsell Wilson’s’ to score, piling more misery on the Broncos.