Super Bowl XLVII was set up to be one of the most epic football games in the history of the sport for multiple reasons.

Peyton Manning, Source BBC

Peyton Manning, QB, Denver Broncos. Source BBC

First of all it was Peyton Manning and the highest scoring offense in NFL history pitted against a rising star Richard Sherman and one of the most outstanding defenses that the league has ever seen.  Given the match up between these two, there was speculation that the game will come down to the last second.

Richard Sherman, CB, Seattle Seahawks. Source CBS Sports

Richard Sherman, CB, Seattle Seahawks. Source CBS Sports

Second, along with, the fact that the Super Bowl was to be played outdoors in the New York City area during the month of February had everybody abuzz as well.

Unfortunately, unless you are a Seattle native, the game did not quite live up to all of the expectations. The blowout was on from the very first play from the line of scrimmage when Manny Ramirez snapped the ball directly over Peyton Manning’s head ending up in a safety and two points for the Seahawks.

Malcolm Smith LB Seattle Seahawks. Source Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Malcolm Smith LB Seattle Seahawks. Source Christian Petersen/Getty Images

That was only the beginning of one of the most lopsided games in Superbowl history. Although the game was unbalanced there were no lack of “big plays” from Seattle. Super Bowl MVP linebacker Malcolm Smith really turned the game upside down with his 69-yard interception return for a touchdown that put the Seahawks ahead 22-0.

After an epic half-time performance by Bruno Mars, and an odd showing from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Hawks were at it again this time by way of special teams. Wide receiver Percy Harvin, who had one measly catch during the regular season, picked up the second half kick off and took it all the way to the house sucking all of the remaining life out of an already defeated Broncos team.

The game ended with a score of 43-8 in favor of the guys from Seattle and the Seahawks were crowned NFL champions for the first time in franchise history.

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