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Seattle Seahawks mascot Taima the Hawk celebrates after they defeated the Denver Broncos 43-8 in Super Bowl 48 at MetLife stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, on February 2, 2014. AFP PHOTO / Timothy CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

The Many Highs, Few Lows Of 2013 Seattle Seahawks

When you win the Super Bowl, there isn’t much to complain about as far as overall team performance is concerned. But here is a look back at what the Seahawks excelled at and aspects of their game that they will need to tighten up next season.

02/04/2014

MetLife Stadium is shown prior to the start of Super Bowl XLVIII between the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks at MetLife Stadium on February 2, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Super Bowl Telecast The Most-Watched Television Event In U.S. History

For the fourth time in five years, the Super Bowl has set a record for the most-watched television event in U.S. history, drawing 111.5 million viewers even though the Seahawks’ 43-8 victory over the Broncos wasn’t really competitive.

02/03/2014

Cornerback Richard Sherman #25 of the Seattle Seahawks talks with teammate cornerback Walter Thurmond #28 during Super Bowl XLVIII against the Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium on February 2, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Keidel: Peyton Failed, But Seahawks Snatched And Swallowed This One

It’s unfair to say that Denver lost it. Seattle snatched it and swallowed it. This team was bigger, faster and bionic in the way that it smashed the Broncos.

02/03/2014

Outside linebacker and Super Bowl MVP Malcolm Smith of the Seattle Seahawks holds the Vince Lombardi Trophy following victory over the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 48 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., on Feb. 2, 2014.  (TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Seahawks’ Super Bowl Win Costs Houston Businessman $7 Million

Talk about one of your all-time backfires. Seattle’s victory in the Super Bowl has cost Houston furniture store mogul Jim McIngvale some $7 million.

02/03/2014

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

Crowds waits for NJ TRANSIT trains during the Super Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

‘This Is A Joke’: Commute After Big Game Turns Into Super Headache

Transit and National Football League officials are reviewing what could have been done to avoid the massive train backup in New Jersey after the Super Bowl.

02/03/2014

Wide receiver Doug Baldwin #89 of the Seattle Seahawks celebrates after Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium on February 2, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.The Seahawks beat the Broncos 43-8. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Doug Baldwin Rips Cris Carter, Tells Him To Google His Super Bowl Ring

“I’m not going to say any names, but he knows who he is,” Baldwin said. “I respect what you did on the field. But stick to football. Stick to playing football because your analytical skills ain’t up to par yet.”

02/03/2014

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - FEBRUARY 02: Head coach Pete Carroll of the Seattle Seahawks celebrates with wide receiver Doug Baldwin #89 during Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium on February 2, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Seahawks beat the Broncos 43-8.

Seattle’s Defense Brings Home Lombardi Trophy

It looks like defense still wins championships, as Seattle’s Legion of Boom was able to give their team a quick lead and never look back against the Denver Broncos in the 2014 Super Bowl.

02/03/2014

A Seattle Seahawks fan wrapped in a '12th Man' flag prior to start of Super Bowl XLVIII against the Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium on February 2, 2014. The Seahawks won 43-8. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Lombardi Luck! NFL Narrowly Avoids Tri-State Winter Storm

The first cold-weather Super Bowl turned out to be unseasonably warm. As for the snow that fans fretted about for months? Let’s just say the NFL got lucky.

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

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

Fans face intense security as they take NJ TRANSIT to MetLife Stadium.  (credit: Hazel Sanchez/CBS 2)

Super Bowl Fans Collapse At Secaucus Junction Station While Waiting For Security Checks

Taking the train to MetLife Stadium? You’d better pack your patience — and a ticket to the big game. WFAN reporter Chris Lopresti said he had to wait an hour in line before boarding at Secaucus.

02/02/2014

Malcolm Smith (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Seahawks LB Malcolm Smith Named Super Bowl XLVIII MVP

Seattle linebacker Malcolm Smith earned Super Bowl MVP honors in the Seahawks’ 43-8 victory over the Denver Broncos on Sunday night.

02/02/2014

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - FEBRUARY 02:  Cornerback Richard Sherman #25 of the Seattle Seahawks walks on the sidelines during Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium on February 2, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Seahawks Cornerback Richard Sherman Appears To Injure Right Leg

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman was taken to the locker room on a cart after appearing to hurt his right leg. He was hit by teammate Earl Thomas.

02/02/2014

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