Team Stats

  • Total Yards

    • SEA 341
    • 306 DEN
  • Turnovers

    • SEA 0
    • 4 DEN
  • Possession

    SEA DEN
    28:07 31:53
  • 1st Downs

    • SEA 17
    • 18 DEN

Game Information

MetLife Stadium
,
Coverage: FOX
  • East Rutherford, NJ 07073
  • Line: DEN -1.0
Attendance: 82,529
100%
Capacity: 82,500
Referees: Terry McAulay
2/3/2014 Associated Press

Flying high: Seahawks soar in SB XLVIII rout

The Seahawks won their first Super Bowl title Sunday night in overpowering fashion, punishing Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos 43-8.

Scoring Summary

FOX1234T
Seahawks81414743
Broncos00808
first QuarterSEADEN
SF
14:53
Knowshon Moreno Fumble Recovery In Own End Zone
1 play, 0 yards, 0:12
20
FG
10:25
Steven Hauschka 31 Yard Field Goal is Good
9 plays, 51 yards, 4:27
50
FG
2:21
Steven Hauschka 33 Yard Field Goal is Good
13 plays, 58 yards, 6:15
80
second QuarterSEADEN
TD
12:08
Marshawn Lynch 1 Yard Run
7 plays, 37 yards, 3:59
140
XP
12:00
Steven Hauschka Kick is Good
7 plays, 37 yards, 3:59
150
TD
3:36
Malcolm Smith 69 Yard Interception Return
15 plays, 49 yards, 8:39
210
XP
3:21
Steven Hauschka Kick is Good
15 plays, 49 yards, 8:39
220
third QuarterSEADEN
TD
15:00
Percy Harvin 87 Yard Kickoff Return
1 play, 87 yards, 0:12
280
XP
14:48
Steven Hauschka Kick is Good
1 play, 87 yards, 0:12
290
TD
3:11
Jermaine Kearse 23 Yard Pass From Russell Wilson
6 plays, 58 yards, 2:57
350
XP
2:58
Steven Hauschka Kick is Good
6 plays, 58 yards, 2:57
360
TD
0:03
Demaryius Thomas 14 Yard Pass From Peyton Manning
6 plays, 80 yards, 2:58
366
2PTC
0:00
Peyton Manning Pass to Wes Welker For Two-Point Conversion is Go
6 plays, 80 yards, 2:58
368
fourth QuarterSEADEN
TD
11:55
Doug Baldwin 10 Yard Pass From Russell Wilson
5 plays, 48 yards, 3:15
428
XP
11:45
Steven Hauschka Kick is Good
5 plays, 48 yards, 3:15
438

Research Notes

  • Malcolm Smith played only half of the Seahawks' 64 defensive snaps in Super Bowl XLVIII. The Broncos averaged nearly a yard less per play when Smith was on field in the game. 11 different Seahawks played more defensive snaps than Smith in Super Bowl XLVIII. Earl Thomas and Byron Maxwell were the only two Seahawks defenders to play every defensive snap in the game.

  • Peyton Manning faced the blitz on just 12 percent of his dropbacks in the Super Bowl, the 3rd-lowest percentage he's faced with the Broncos...He's had success when opponents sat back over that span, but not last night.

  • The Broncos' 1st play from scrimmage, a safety, resulted in a 4.7-point hit to the team's offensive efficiency.After Peyton's pick-6 with 3:36 left in the 2nd quarter, the Broncos win probability dropped to 3.5%. It would never get above 5.0% the rest of the game.They ran 41 offensive plays with a win probability below 5.0%. They ran 19 such plays the rest of the season combined.

  • Peyton Manning's 24.4 Total QBR was his lowest in a game this season and the worst in a Super Bowl since the Bears' Rex Grossman in 2006 (7.1). Russell Wilson posted a 88.1 Total QBR, the 2nd-highest in the Super Bowl since 2006 (Joe Flacco had a 93.4 last year), and it snapped Wilson's streak of 6 games with a Total QBR of less than 50.0.

  • The Seahawks forced the Broncos into their worst offensive efficiency performance of the season. The Broncos' offense contributed -21.6 points to their net scoring margin, their first game this season with a negative offensive efficiency. They entered the Super Bowl as the only team without such a game this season. The +21.6 points was the Seahawks' 2nd-best defensive efficiency this season, behind their shutout win against Eli Manning and the Giants at MetLife Stadium in Week 15 (+24.3). It was the best by any team in a playoff game since 2009 Wild Card (Ravens +23.1 against Patriots).The Seahawks' defense finished the season with the highest defensive efficiency in the NFL, contributing 7.2 points per game to their net scoring margin (next closest team: Bengals, 4.7). Of those plays, 6.3 per game were on passing plays (+14.3 vs Broncos Sunday).

  • - Percy Harvin had an 87-yard kickoff return touchdown and three offensive touches totaling 50 yards in Super Bowl XLVIII. Harvin had 58 return yards and 47 yards from scrimmage in his previous two games with the Seahawks.

  • The Seahawks loaded the tackle box with more defenders than blockers on 20 of 64 plays (31.3 percent) against the Broncos, the most pre-snap pressure the Broncos have seen in a game this season. The loaded box set the tone early resulting in a botched Broncos snap for a safety on the first play. The Seahawks also showed extra pressure before three Broncos turnovers including MVP Malcolm Smith's interception return for a touchdown.

  • Knowshon Moreno had zero rushing yards after contact. Entering the Super Bowl, he averaged 22.5 yards after contact per game this season.

  • - Malcolm Smith is the ninth defensive player to be named Super Bowl MVP. Smith is the first player in Super Bowl history to have a fumble recovery and interception return for touchdown in the same game. Smith has four interceptions in his last five games (0 in first 44).- Malcolm Smith played 6 or fewer snaps in 5 games this season, not including Week 3 when he was inactive. Smith played only 34.5% of the Seahawks' defensive snaps from Weeks 1-13. Smith played 83.9% of the Seahawks' snaps from Week 14 to the NFC Championship. (Super Bowl data not available)

  • The Broncos gained 46 yards after contact on 48 combined rushes and completed passes in Super Bowl XLVIII. The Broncos had only one game with fewer yards after contact this season (43 in Week 6 vs Jaguars).

  • Demaryius Thomas was the most effective Broncos' target, catching 40% of Peyton Manning's completions and his only touchdown. Manning's average throw distance was 4 yards longer targeting Thomas than all other Broncos.

  • The Broncos allowed Russell Wilson to complete 12-of-14 passes (86%) when the Seahawks had at least three wide receivers on the field, the highest completion percentage the Broncos have allowed against that personnel grouping this season.

  • The Broncos tried to work the middle of the field Sunday and while it led to a lot of completions, the gains were minimal. Manning attempted 40-of-49 passes in between the painted field numbers Sunday (6.0 yards per attempt), his third-lowest average of the season. Manning attempted a season-low 9 passes outside the numbers.

  • The Broncos have allowed 206 points and scored only 58 in the franchise's 5 Super Bowl losses. Denver has scored 10 or fewer points in four Super Bowls, and the Broncos are now on the wrong side of three of the five largest Super Bowl blowouts in history.

  • Peyton Manning completed 4 of his 11 pass attempts more than 10 yards downfield (36%), tied for his lowest completion percentage on such passes this season (including playoffs).

  • The Broncos failed to get a first down on their first three possessions Sunday. In their first two postseason games, they didn't pick up a first down on one of their 16 drives.

  • - Russell Wilson was not sacked in Super Bowl XLVIII and was put under duress on 19 percent of his dropbacks (5-of-27), his second lowest pressure percentage of the season. Including playoffs, Wilson was pressured on an NFL-high 32 percent of dropbacks entering the game. Wilson was sacked 19 times in his previous five games.- The lack of pressure allowed Wilson to make big throws from the pocket. Wilson was 14-of-18 for 173 yards and 2 touchdowns in Super Bowl XLVIII.

  • The Broncos gained 122 yards after the catch on 34 catches (3.6 YAC per reception). Denver's 3.6 YAC per reception average was the third-lowest for the Broncos in a game this season, and was a half-yard lower than Seattle's league-leading season average allowed (4.1).

  • Peyton Manning's 24.4 Total QBR was his lowest in a game this season, and the worst in the Super Bowl since Rex Grossman in 2006 (7.1). Russell Wilson posted a 88.1 Total QBR, the 2nd-highest in the Super Bowl since 2006 (Flacco 93.4), and it snapped Wilson's streak of 6 straight games with a Total QBR under 50.0.

  • Peyton Manning's 24.4 Total QBR was his lowest in a game this season, and the worst in the Super Bowl since Rex Grossman in 2006 (7.1)Russell Wilson posted a 88.1 Total QBR, the 2nd-highest in the Super Bowl since 2006 (Flacco 93.4), and it snapped Wilson's streak of 6 straight games with a Total QBR under 50.0.

  • The Broncos entered the Super Bowl with the highest scoring offense in NFL history, but their Super Bowl performance was one of the worst in recent seasons. Peyton Manning's Total QBR was the worst by a QB in the Super Bowl since Rex Grossman in 2006 (7.1).

  • This is the 4th time the Broncos have faced a halftime deficit in the Super Bowl. They lost the previous 3.

  • The Broncos have faced the three largest halftime deficits in Super Bowl history

  • Broncos are first team shut out at halftime in Super Bowl since the Giants in Super Bowl XXXV - trailed Ravens 10-0 and lost 34-7

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