Super Bowl 2014 Review: Seahawks’ Defense Dominates in Historic Fashion

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Feb 2, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Recording artist Bruno Mars performs with the Red Hot Chili Peppers during the during the half time show in Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Halftime Show

Bruno Mars actually nailed the halftime show in my opinion. I am by far not a music critic but everything from the intro being solo on the drums to the Red Hot Chili Peppers was great and entertaining throughout for me.

Bruno had a lot of range to cover several genres, and moved well on stage to be considered a success I hope he gets good reviews. All the announcers and twitter seemed to enjoy Bruno’s performance as well.

Second Half

The first kick of the second half was all Seattle too. Percy Harvin took the opening kick 85 yards for the touchdown.

There was a couple drives to result in punts for both teams. Then Peyton gets the ball back with seven mins left. If there was going to be a comeback it had to start on this drive. No team wants to depend on getting twenty nine in the fourth alone.

And once again when it looks like Peyton will get it going with a long pass to Demaryius Thomas. Thomas fumbles like it was almost expected of him after Maxwell from Seattle punches the ball loose. All air is lifted from the Denver and its fans.

Seattle dominance pursued after that. There was no air left for sure after a simple slant route results in a twenty yard touchdown pass from Wilson to Kearse with three minutes left in the third to make it 36-0, and a complete shock and embarrassment to Denver and the entire organization.

Meanwhile, Peyton being Peyton and not going to give up, he drives the ball all the way down the field to get the touchdown before the end of the third quarter. The Bronco’s went for two and connected. That made it 36-8 going into the fourth.

Russel Wilson pretty much put the final touches on the games as he led his team down the field for a touchdown pass on the first drive of the fourth quarter. putting all hopes of a Manning miracle to rest. With the lead pushed to 43-8 a comeback was out of the question.

It went back and forth the rest of the fourth quarter and Denver never really even tried to show life.

The Seahawks defense suffocated Manning form beginning to end, and his 24.4 Total QBR in the Super Bowl was his lowest in a game this season and the worst in a Super Bowl since the Chicago Bears’ Rex Grossman in 2006 (7.1), according to ESPN Stats and Info.

 

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