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Seattle Seahawks linebacker Malcolm Smith celebrates his 69-yard pick-six after intercepting a pass thrown by Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos during Super Bowl XLVIII. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

In Super Bowl XLVIII, Seahawks Prove Defense Wins Championships

Led by its All-Pro cornerback, Seattle’s “Legion of Boom” secondary and the nastiest defense in the NFL proved the strength of the Seahawks was greater than the record-setting arm of Peyton Manning in their stunning 43-8 rout on Sunday night.

02/03/2014

In this handout image provided by the U.S. Department of State, Hillary Clinton receives a football helmet from Deputy Secretary Tom Nides during a meeting January 7, 2013. (Photo by Department of State via Getty Images)

Hillary Clinton Blitzes Fox In Super Bowl Tweet

While the rest of the world was tweeting about Peyton Manning’s nightmarish Super Bowl, Hillary Clinton was taking aim at the network airing game.

02/03/2014

Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning walks off the field after losing to the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images). Brother Eli Manning shown looking dejected during game on television (Photo by Chris Colton, CBS New York).

Palladino: Dominant Seahawks ‘D’ Wrecks Both Mannings

As Eli Manning looked on at his brother’s struggles in Super Bowl XLVIII, he must have said, “Welcome to my world, Peyton.” Or, as Yogi Berra might have said, “It’s déjà vu all over again.”

02/03/2014

The ball flies over the head of quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos in the first quarter against the Seattle Seahawks during Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium on February 2, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Boomer & Carton: Oh, Snap! Peyton Fails To Equal Eli Thanks To A Seahawks Whooping

I think it’s fair to say that nobody saw that coming. The Seattle Seahawks took a 2-0 lead over the Denver Broncos just 12 seconds into to Super Bowl XLVIII and never looked back.

WFAN–02/03/2014

Running back Knowshon Moreno #27 of the Denver Broncos is tackled by defensive end Cliff Avril #56 middle linebacker Bobby Wagner #54 and defensive end Chris Clemons #91 of the Seattle Seahawks in the first quarter of Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium on February 2, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Super Rout Never In Doubt: Seahawks Destroy Manning, Broncos At MetLife

Waiting to get their hands on the Lombardi Trophy, the Seahawks were surrounded by security guards in orange jackets. It was the first time anyone in that color stopped them all night.

02/02/2014

The ball flies over the head of quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos in the first quarter against the Seattle Seahawks during Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium on February 2, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Peyton Manning Gets Embarrassed In 3rd Super Bowl Appearance

On the first play from scrimmage, Broncos center Manny Ramirez snapped the ball by Manning, who was walking up to the line and didn’t have his hands ready.

02/02/2014

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - FEBRUARY 02: Opera singer Renee Fleming sings the national anthem before the Seattle Seahawks take on the Denver Broncos during Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium on February 2, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Fleming, Latifah Offer Stirring Super Bowl Pregame Performances

The NFL ensured there would be no mistakes during its pregame entertainment segments long ago when they chose rapper and singer Queen Latifah and the opera star Fleming to handle “America the Beautiful” and “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

02/02/2014

Peyton Manning  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images), Russell Wilson (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Game Day! Manning, Wilson Take Center Stage At Super Bowl XLVIII

Super Bowl Sunday has arrived! And this year’s big game has just about everything a fan, a player, a coach — and certainly a league — could ask for, starting at QB.

02/02/2014

Mets captain David Wright (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images) is rooting for the Seahawks and quarterback Russell Wilson in Super Bowl XLVIII.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Mets’ Wright Pulling For Seahawks In Super Bowl

Mets captain David Wright hopes the Seattle Seahawks knock it out of the park — so to speak — on Super Sunday. Meanwhile, Yankees reliever David Robertson will be cheering on the guys in orange and blue.

02/02/2014

A TSA K-9 team inspects vendors' vehicles outside MetLife Stadium on February 1, 2014 (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images), the Lombardi Trophy (Photo by Timothy Clary/AFP/Getty Images), halftime performer Bruno Mars (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

5 Things To Know Heading Into Super Bowl XLVIII

After a week of interviews, practices and plenty of hype, the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks are ready to kick off the Super Bowl in a matchup that makes even the most casual football fans drool.

02/02/2014

Peyton Manning (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Broncos QB Peyton Manning Wins Fifth Career AP NFL MVP Award

Peyton Manning has won his fifth Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player award in a landslide.

02/01/2014

Russell Wilson (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images); Peyton Manning (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Scrambling Wilson And Old-School Pocket Passer Manning Ready To Clash At Super Bowl

The Super Bowl features classic pocket passer Peyton Manning of the Broncos and Seattle’s quick-footed, quick-witted scrambler Russell Wilson.

02/01/2014

Malcolm Smith #53 and strong safety Kam Chancellor #31 of the Seattle Seahawks. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Dominant Seahawks’ Defense On A Mission To Stop Peyton Manning

The Seattle Seahawks’ imposing and dominant defense is built on length and speed.

02/01/2014

Wes Welker (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Broncos WR Wes Welker Doesn’t Dwell On Costly Super Bowl XLVI Drop

Wes Welker swears he doesn’t dwell on his costly drop in the Super Bowl two years ago that could have sealed New England’s win over the New York Giants

02/01/2014

Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning (credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Keidel: Manning’s Manifest Destiny?

What will matter most? The fact that Seattle has no players with Super Bowl experience, or their youth and speed and top-ranked defense? Or will the game be won by Denver’s suddenly stout rush defense and Peyton Manning’s blessed right arm?

01/31/2014

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