Note: I haven’t been commenting much on the Seattle Seahawks so far this season. With the year ending injuries to key defensive stars Cliff Avril, Richard Sherman and Kam Chancellor, plus the problems with the offensive line and the running game, I have been, more or less, in “wait and see” mode as regards this […]Read the Rest →
Seattle Team Leaves No Doubt in Destroying Peyton Manning and the Broncos 43-8 – Lombardi Trophy is Ours!
In one of the most dominant performances in NFL championship history the Seattle Seahawks put the finishing touches to a magnificent season by routing Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl on Sunday 43-8. As with the NFC Championship game, I will publish my full review on this game in a few days. For now I just want to revel a bit in this incredible win and this unbelievable season.
By now it should be obvious that the Seattle Seahawks are a remarkable team. Their performance in this biggest of games was as stunning and impressive a display of defensive intensity and prowess as you will ever see, and was nothing short of epic! By the end of the game ESPN and Fox sports commentators, many of whom who had spent the whole week leading up to the game lauding Peyton Manning and his legacy while predicting a Broncos victory, were speaking of the Seahawks defense in the same hushed tones as the great NFL defenses of the past. They spoke of the ’85 Chicago Bears and the Ray Lewis led Baltimore Ravens; the Dallas Doomsday defense of the ‘60s and ‘70s as well as the Vikings Purple People Eaters. I even heard mentions of Pittsburgh’s legendary Steel Curtain of Mean Joe Green and Jack Lambert—the team that won 4 of 5 Super Bowls in the late ‘70s.
I agree. With what we saw in this Super Bowl, all I can say is—move over guys and make room for Kam Chancellor, Richard Sherman and Seattle’s Legion of Boom. After watching Manning, who on Saturday night was awarded his 5th NFL MVP award for his 5400 yard and 55 TD passes record breaking season, and his Broncos be dismantled by the Seahawks, I think the most demanding of football historians would have to concur. Peyton Manning, the storied master of reading defenses and changing plays at the line of scrimmage and a shoe in for the Hall of Fame; and all his great receivers, were made to look, to use Doug Baldwin’s word, pedestrian by what the Seahawks did. It was something to see.
So let’s all enjoy this Hawks fans. This Super Bowl victory is our first ever, and there can only be one “first ever”. The Lombardi Trophy is ours, fairly won, over the best the NFL could offer!
AS I said, after 37 years of Seahawks football, I’m glad I lived to see it!
I’ll see you at the parade…and Go Hawks!
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