Denver Broncos 8-43 Seattle Seahawks
Sorry about the lack of a Super Bowl Preview, I was working on a Super Bowl podcast but it was not finished in time. [I picked Denver to win 24-20.]
It was a blowout from start to finish with the game starting with a miscommunication play in which Broncos Center Manny Ramirez snapped the ball too early which lead to a safety.
The Seahawks then scored a field goal on the ensuing possession which was set up by the safety and a 30-yard Percy Harvin run. Harvin was a huge factor in just his 3rd game this season, taking 2 carries for 45 yards.
The Broncos then went 3-and-out which led to another Seattle field goal. Peyton Manning was then intercepted by Kam Chancellor which led to a 1-yard Marshawn Lynch touchdown run.
Trailing 15-0, Peyton Manning was then intercepted by Malcolm Smith for a touchdown which put Seattle up 22-0 at the half. Things only got worse from there, and after that it soon became the third-most lopsided game in Super Bowl history.
Game MVP: Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson, 18 of 25 206 yards 2 touchdowns 123.1 rating 3 carries 26 yards
Game LVP [Least Valuable Player]: Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning, 34 of 49 280 yards 1 touchdown 2 interceptions 73.5 rating 1 carry 0 yards 1 fumble
The NFL award winners were announced this week, with Luke Kuechly winning Defensive Player of the Year and Ron Rivera winning Coach of the Year.
Eddie Lacy and Sheldon RIchardson split Rookie of the Year and Phillip Rivers won Comeback Player of the Year. Peyton Manning won Offensive Player of the Year and League MVP. But despite Manning winning MVP, he has moved down from the greatest Quarterback of All-Time on my list.
Top 5 Quarterbacks All-Time
1. John Elway
2. Joe Montana
3. Tom Brady
4. Eli Manning
5. Peyton Manning