I will be the first to admit that I was dead wrong. I thought the Denver Broncos‘ offensive weapons would be too much for the Seattle Seahawks‘ defense to handle since they have never faced a test such as this all season. They only had to shut down two or three receivers in a game at most rather than five or six options like the Broncos presented.
Not only did the Seahawks pass this test, but they aced it with flying colors in the biggest game of the year on Super Bowl Sunday.
The Seahawks not only beat the Broncos, but they absolutely destroyed them by a 43-8 score. The Broncos had one of the best offensive lines going into the game, and the Seahawks’ defensive line made them look like amateurs. Peyton Manning, arguably the greatest quarterback of all time, was uncomfortable all game and was forced into two interceptions, one of them being taking all the way back for a touchdown by Super Bowl MVP Malcolm Smith.
Richard Sherman‘s name was barely mentioned throughout this entire game, but it just did not matter. Kam Chancellor and the rest of the Legion of Boom came up huge in the biggest games of their career.
What I thought was going to be a game of complete ball control by the Broncos turned out to be the complete opposite. It was the Seahawks’ offense controlling the ball for most of the game, and it was the Seahawks’ defense who forced the greatest offense of all time to many three-and-outs and offensive turnovers.
I apologize to the Seahawks and their defense for not thinking they could accomplish the task of beating the Broncos and their offense on the biggest stage. I knew they had the greatest defense in the league this year, but now I know they had one of the greatest defenses ever as well. This manhandling performance will be talked about for many years to come.