Super Bowl XLVIII – 2013

Seattle Seahawks Team Super Bowl XLVIII–2013 History

Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl History 2013
Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl History 2013

This 48th edition of the Super Bowl saw the Seattle Seahawks (NFC champions) take on the Denver Broncos (AFC champions) for the 2013 NFL championship. It was played at the MetLife Stadium – Rutherford, New Jersey on 2nd of February 2014 at 6:32 PM EST. the stadium was selected after a bidding process that featured MetLife Stadium (Rutherford, New Jersey), Raymond James Stadium (Tampa, Florida) and Sun Life Stadium (Miami Gardens, Florida).

Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos
Date: 2014-02-02
Time: 6:32 PM EST
Stadium: MetLife
Final score: 43–8
Coach: Pete Carroll

Since he took over as Seattle Seahawks’ coach in 2010, Pete Carroll has managed to record the highest winning percentage of any other Seahawks coach. The run up to Super Bowl XLVIII saw the team finish an impressive 13–3 after scoring 417 points and giving up a mere 231 over the 2013 season. The Denver Broncos also came into this grand show with a 13–3 end to the season; the second consecutive finish for the team. It was their seventh Super Bowl appearance. The team boasted of the best offense in the whole NFL and had managed to score 606 points – the highest in NFL history for any season. Therefore, this match featured the season’s best defense team against the season’s best offense team.

The Seattle started very positively and built a 22-0 lead by halftime. The margin grew to 36-0 before the Denver Broncos got their first score during the final play of the third quarter. It was the one and only score that they got. Seahawks’ Malcolm Smith returned interception 69-yards for a touchdown, made nine tackles and recovered a fumble. He was named the Super Bowl’s MVP. In the end, the Seahawks beat the Broncos 43–8 and recorded their first Super Bowl win. The score was the largest margin of victory for an underdog in NFL history.

Seattle Seahawks Team Super Bowl XLVIII–2013 History