Seattle Team Leaves No Doubt in Destroying Peyton Manning and the  Broncos 43-8 – Lombardi Trophy is Ours!

StoryAs a Seattle sports fan for better than five decades all I can say is—man, I am glad that I lived to see this!

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.

Seattle Linebacker Malcom Smith hoists the Lombardi Trophy

Seattle Linebacker Malcom Smith hoists the Lombardi Trophy

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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By Mark Arnold

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6 Responses to Seahawks are Super Bowl Champions!—by Mark Arnold

  1. Steve Rodriguez says:

    Well said Mark! Amazing! Unbelievable! Astonishing! And so, so satisfying to the most deserving 12th Man Nation!

    Go Hawks!!!!

    • Mark Arnold says:

      Thanks Steve! What we saw on Sunday was Beautiful! As aesthetic a football game as I have ever seen. Great watching it with you. MA

  2. Denise says:

    Yes — Wow wow wow!!! I laid awake most of the night just blown out by it!
    Very satisfying to see a blowout when all thought it was going to be a very close game. What a great surprise! This team is truly something special and I sure hope they can keep the core of this team together.

    • Mark Arnold says:

      Thanks Denise and I duplicate you utterly! What an incredible performance by a great team! Loved it and it has been great sharing this season with you. L MA

  3. Pendleton says:

    Watching the utter wipe-out of the hapless Broncos with you and Tammy was freakin’ AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for inviting me. In a game full of magical plays, Jermaine Kearse pinballing off all those Bronco defenders for a touchdown is something I’ll never forget. One of the most amazing, aesthetic touchdown runs ever!

    Go Hawks!!!!!

    Pendleton

    • Mark Arnold says:

      Thanks Peter! A magical day for sure. Kearse’s catch and run, along with Harvin’s TD return and Smith’s Pick 6 will go down in Super Bowl annals that’s for sure. It was great sharing it with you. The whole thing was beautiful to watch and I loved every minute of it…Go Hawks!!! Arnoldian

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