Things snowballed in the wrong way for Denver after their first offensive play. They couldn't get anything right and Seattle's defense was on fire. I don't think any team could have beaten them tonight, especially a team that made mistakes and turned over the ball.
Peyton Manning was under pressure all night, he couldn't get into a groove and the Seattle defense sensed his fear and helplessness and thrived on that. They never let off, not until the final whistle. As Seattle piled on the points, the Seattle defense kept coming and coming and coming and made play after play. They stifled Denver's defense.
All Denver could hope for was a touchdown and a two point conversion. That was it. Then there's young quarterback Russell Wilson. He was cool, calm and poised. He made the play when he needed to and didn't make any mistakes. Wilson in his second year won his team's first Super Bowl.
I'm upset that Peyton didn't win this game but Seattle was too good tonight. They proved that defense wins. All the offense in the world wasn't enough. The top ranked offense couldn't hold up to the best defense.
We're supposed to be in the passing era. The game is being built on offense but if other NFL teams take one thing from this game it's that a great defense will obliterate a great offense any day of the week. Old school football won tonight. It dominated tonight. It made the the best regular offense in the history of the game look like garbage.
Peyton Manning didn't have a chance tonight, not against the Seahawks defense. I think this is the last time we will see Peyton in a Super Bowl and that makes very sad. Even if he makes it back, John Elway and his team need to focus on their defense.
Seattle's defense hit hard. They pounded Denver's receivers. You could hear the hits that the Seahawks laid on Denver players. It was insane. That is the best defense that I've seen in years. It has to go down as one of the greatest!
Denver's defense didn't give the Broncos a chance. They came out flat. They couldn't tackle and they didn't make plays. Denver needs to improve their defense.
What was sad for me today is that this game reminded me of John Elway's first three Super Bowl trips. It looked like the old NFC pounding on the old AFC.
When Seattle came out of their locker rooms at the start of the game, it looked like they were pumped. They seemed to have heart, passion and energy. Denver looked flat and disinterested. Denver couldn't recover and the kickoff hadn't even started.
Seattle is a young team and their NFC counterparts have a long way to go to match up to this group. I wouldn't be surprised if we see this team back in the big name in the next few years.