Defense wins championships, and the NFL has not seen a defense like Seattle’s in a long time.
The Seahawks took home their first Super Bowl cup and title yeaterday in overpowering fashion, defeating Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos 43-8.
As The Huffington Post reports, “that relentless defense, the NFL’s stingiest, never let the five-time MVP get going, disarming the highest-scoring offense in league history.”
Starting from the first play of the intense game, Seattleâs victory seemed to be doubtless. They ended the first half of the match with Â 22-0, added two further touchdowns in the third and eventually rolled out winners 43-8.
As The Independent writes, “the game was decided not by individual superstars but by team collectives. Denverâs was error-strewn throughout. ”
Seattleâs defense â the vaunted LOB or âLegion of Boomâ â lowered the boom. Focusing on its opponentsâ every single mistake, it put scarcely a foot wrong throughout.
The game became the turning point in the career of the Broncosâ 37-year old Peyton Manning, chasing not just his second Super Bowl ring but also national recognition as the greatest quarterback of this era.
He performed respectably, completing 34 of 49 (280 yards), compared with the Seahawksâ young Russell Wilson with 18 for 25 for 206 yards and two touchdowns.
However figures this time told only a fraction of the story. Seattleâs was a team victory.
âWe grew together through the season,â said the 25-year-old Wilson after the game. He went on, adding: âWhy not you, was my fatherâs message to me. This time we thought, âwhy not us?ââ
The winner of the MVP title at this year’s Super BowlÂ was the Seattle Seahawks linebackerÂ Malcolm Smith, it was announced soon after the game.
âNo way. It felt good though. I woke up jumping, bouncing, and it just turned out great for us tonight,âÂ MalcolmÂ said when asked whether Â he expected the game to end like this.
Being chosen as the MVP of the game, he got a new Chevrolet 2014 High Country Silverado premium truck.
As far as halftime show is considered, it should be noticed that Bruno MarsÂ demonstrated an amazing and extremely-eneretic performance.
The popular singer took to the stage for a drum solo when having a childrenâs chorus sing his verse from the song âBillionaireâ .
Later the 28-year-old star went into his songs âLocked Out of Heaven,â âTreasure,â âRunaway Baby,â âGive it Awayâ with theÂ Red Hot Chili Peppers, and finally his song âJust the Way You Are,â which began with a tribute to army families.
The band, with itsÂ shirtlessÂ lead singerÂ Anthony Kiedis,Â Josh Klinghoffer, and bassistÂ Michael âFleaâ Balzary, rocked out to their hit âGive it Awayâ alongsideÂ Mars. Several of them even went shirtless during the show despite of the low temperatures.
âBid for @RHCPchadâs drum kits used at the @nfl Super Bowl Halftime Show now #SB48âł theÂ Red Hot Chilly PeppersÂ tweetedÂ soon after their astonishing performance.
The Half Time show deserve a unique status of an American institution, with everyone from music stars and legend, from Michael Jackson to The Rolling Stones having performed.