Seattle Seahawks dominated Super Bowl XLVIII at the MetLife Stadium in New York to beat Denver Broncos 43-8.
The top two seeds from their respective divisions made it through to the sport’s showpiece and bet365 pundits expected it to be a tight game, however, the NFL MVP Peyton Manning was unable to lift his side to the Vince Lombardi trophy.
Seattle recorded the quickest points in Super Bowl history when they went 2-0 in front from Denver’s first play of the game. The snap went past Manning who was not ready for the ball. Running back Knowshon Moreno was then forced to fall onto the ball in the end-zone to concede the safety.
Four minutes later, the Seahawks extended their lead through a Steven Hauschka field goal. The placekicker then scored from 33 yards for his second field goal just before the end of the opening quarter.
The first touchdown of the 48th Super Bowl was recorded by Marshawn Lynch who ran from just one yard after his side had gained good field position.
Manning, who had broken the number of touchdown passes this season, was struggling to find his teammates for the first down. It was his mistake in the second quarter that led to Seattle’s second touchdown. His pass was intercepted by Malcom Smith before he ran 69 yards to the end zone.
After the half-time break, Percy Harvin collected he ball from the Denver kickoff return and then carried the ball 87 yards to score in the touchdown area.
Quarterback Russell Wilson found Jermaine Kearse with a pass from 23 yards for the Seahawks’ fourth TD of the game.
Fans who gamble with bet365 will recall that Denver had been the best offensive team in the NFL this season but were below their best on the night in New York. Their only TD of the match came in the third quarter from Demary Thomas. However, Seattle extended their lead again through Doug Baldwin who crossed the end zone.