After a safety 12 seconds in, the Broncos trailed and never recovered on their way to a humbling 43-8 blowout by the swarming Seahawks, a remarkable rout of the highest-scoring team in NFL history.
For a city accustomed to losing not just games, but teams, the Seattle Seahawks' dominant Super Bowl win provided a long overdue catharsis, buoying the spirits of a fan base that hasn't always had much to cheer about.
The Seattle Seahawks gained an early lead against Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos then held onto it throughout the game, ending the night with a 43-8 victory.
Malcolm Smith returned Peyton Manning's second interception of the game 69 yards with 3:21 left in the opening half Sunday night to give the Seahawks a stunning 22-0 halftime lead over Denver, the Broncos' biggest deficit of the season
Former Missouri standout Sheldon Richardson of the New York Jets won a close race for the Associated Press honor against Buffalo linebacker Kiko Alonso.
This Super Bowl has just about everything a fan, a player, a coach — and certainly a league — could ask for.
Peyton Manning counts $17.5 million against the Denver Broncos' salary cap this season. For less than double that, the Seahawks pay for their entire starting defense.
Here's a quick look at a few Super Bowl story lines from Friday.
Wes Welker swears he doesn't dwell on his costly drop in the Super Bowl two years ago that could have sealed New England's win over the New York Giants and made up for losing to them four years earlier.
A franchise relocation to Los Angeles would require approval from three-fourths of NFL team owners.
Baseball and deer hunting season, when Ned Yost joins Jeff Foxworthy, a long-time friend, are what matter to Yost. Along with other friends who hunt together, they divide into two teams and have a season-long competition to see which can find the most success. One team is called the Killbillies. The other is the Thump Monkeys.
Demaryius Thomas' mother and grandmother will cheer for the Denver Broncos receiver around the prison TV Sunday, both wearing No. 88 jerseys they crafted with strips of tape.
The number of concussions in the NFL dropped 13 percent from 2012 to 2013, according to data the league released Thursday and touted as a result of its efforts to better protect players' heads.
Coach Jeff Fisher, who said after the season ended that he didn't anticipate any coaching changes, announced the move and wished Rams defensive coordinator Tim Walton well. Walton spent four years as the secondary coach in Detroit before he was hired last year by the Rams.
Welcome to Media Day, the annual Super Bowl circus. More than 6,000 journalists, pseudo-journalists and other credentialed "media" from all over the world gathered at the home of the NHL's New Jersey Devils on Tuesday to meet the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks.
There was never any shortage of people willing to tell Derrick Coleman what he couldn't do. If there's any consolation to being the latest of three deaf players to ever make it to the NFL, it was that: He didn't have to listen.
Broncos third-year tight end Julius Thomas began the season with more NCAA tournament trips (two) on his resume than catches in the NFL (one).
Fans bet an unprecedented $99 million on the Super Bowl last year, and the Nevada gambling industry expects to break the record again Sunday, barring a snowstorm.
After thousands of hits to his head and confronted with troubling symptoms, NFL Hall of Famer Joe DeLamielleure is sure he has the devastating brain disease CTE — even though the strongest scientific evidence says it can only be diagnosed in the dead.
Kam Chancellor is imposing. He's a strong safety that looks as if he should be playing linebacker and the hardest hitter in the best secondary in the NFL. What is setting Chancellor apart is his ability to still be intimidating but do it within the framework of the NFL wanting to protect defenseless offensive players.