Feb 2, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll gets gatorade dump on him by quarterback Russell Wilson (3) during the second half against the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Disappointing Super Bowl XLVIII – It’s Over, Finally


I don’t think there has been a longer 60 minutes in any Broncos fan’s life. Ever. Congratulations to the Seattle Seahawks and their outstanding performance tonight. Their defense completely shut down the most potent quarterback in the league. And they did it with ease.

This is probably one of the worst Super Bowls I have ever witnessed. Going into tonight’s game I thought the Denver Broncos would win. Or at the worst it would have been a competitive game. From the first snap that resulted in a safety for the Seattle Seahawks it went down hill for the Broncos after that.

In recent years the Super Bowls have been competitive. But not this one. The 2013 NFL season was an exciting season. And to have it end like this is very disappointing. I can think of at least three other teams that could have been a better representative for the AFC.

In the days and weeks to come we may find out a little about what happened to the most potent offense in the 2013 NFL Season. To see the Denver Broncos go out like that is beyond belief and reason. Yet, we saw it unfold like a bad dime store novel.

What’s next for Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning? He could have been poised to retire and walk away. But now after such a horrendous loss, he has to come back for at least one more season. But there may be a problem for Manning to repeat his season and a trip to the Super Bowl again. Unless the Broncos offensive line can keep Manning safe again he may not have the opportunity. His weakness, which was not exposed all season, was brought to light tonight. After the game Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carol put it best,

the key to stopping Manning was to move him out of the pocket with a consistent pass rush.

His Kryptonite has been found. I am sure coaches all around the league will be ready to implement their own pass rush the next time they face him.

At least we have Free Agency to look forward to. Maybe we, as football fans, can put this abysmal game behind us and look to the future and the possibility of the Philadelphia Eagles playing in the Super Bowl this time next year.

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