Super Bowl XLVIII: 5 Top Takeaways
Now that the game is finally over, everybody can relax. Entering Super Bowl XLVIII, the National Football League got exactly what it wanted: a game worth watching. Peyton Manning, who was given the league’s MVP award a day earlier, was coming off the best season by a quarterback in NFL’s storied history, and he was leading the league’s best offense. But the Denver Broncos’ prolific aerial attack would have to get through the Seattle Seahawks’ top-ranked defense.
And XLVIII did everything but follow expectations. Manning threw more interceptions than touchdowns, and Denver, the league’s highest-scoring offense, got blown out. Everything from the game’s opening kickoff to Bruno Mars’s halftime performance proved that Seattle was the better team. And if you were watching at home, while you may not have experienced the same excitement as the fans that were at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, you got to see America’s best commercials during the breaks. What more could you ask for?
All things aside, here are five things to take away from the Seahawks’ 43-8 rout of the Broncos.