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The Broncos are taken to the woodshed by the Seahawks and their Legion of Boom in this Super Bowl matchup.

Despite split records by both teams in their last two Super Bowl appearances, the Broncos and Seahawks definitely bring rating gold. Denver and Seattle Seahawks would face off on a February 2nd night at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

As was the case in Super 50, this was a defensive masterpiece but only on one side. The Seahawks forced four turnovers, one sack, and two interceptions. They also victimized running back Knowshon Moreno for a two-point safety.

Perhaps the most memorable of those turnovers came around the 3:21 minute mark of the second quarter. Malcolm Smith intercepted Peyton Manning’s pass and rumbled 69 yards in the opposite direction to put his team up 22-0 on the scoreboard.

Special teams was also key for Seattle. Wide receiver/returner Percy Harvin (who was questionable leading up to the game) returned the opening kickoff of the second half 87 yards for a score to give his team a 29-0 advantage.

The Seahawks would end up winning the game by a 43-8 margin.

Malcolm Smith would be named Super Bowl MVP. Bruno Mars provided the halftime entertainment, and he was joined by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Ten tackles, a fumble recovery, and an interception by Smith made the first scenario happen. The latter helped give way to a healthy viewing number.