The final episode of Seahawks Classics presented by Washington's Lottery airs this weekend, and they've saved the best for last: Super Bowl XLVIII. It never gets old watching the Seahawks lift the Lombardi Trophy for the first time in franchise history, and the complete dismantling of the most explosive offense in NFL history was quite the cherry on top. You can catch a complete re-airing of the game on Sunday at 7 p.m. on Q13 FOX.
Peyton Manning had already put together an incredible career by the time he joined the Broncos, but he seemed to find another level to his game during his second season in Denver. Manning made NFL history in 2013, setting records in passing yards with 5,477, and passing touchdowns with 55, all en route to the fifth MVP award of his career. With Manning at the helm, Denver's offense was unstoppable, putting up a record-breaking 606 points during the season, an average of nearly 38 points per game. The Broncos finished the year with a 13-3 record, good for the #1 seed in the AFC.
While Denver was breaking records on the offensive side of the ball, Seattle was nearly just as overwhelming on defense. The Seahawks held opponents to 14.4 points per game and 4,378 total yards during the regular season, both tops in the NFL. With the Legion of Boom roaming the field, passing on Seattle was, well, unwise. Opposing quarterbacks averaged a measly 172 passing yards per game, and the Seahawks managed to pick off a total of 28 passes, five more than any other defense that season. Like Denver, Seattle also went 13-3 during the regular season, earning the #1 seed in the NFC.
1 vs. #1. Top offense in the game vs. top defense in the game. The match-up couldn't be better, and it was set to take place on the biggest stage in professional sports.
Don't miss a complete replay of Super Bowl XLVIII this Sunday at 7 p.m. on Q13 FOX.
The Seattle Seahawks were crowned world champions after dominating the Denver Broncos in one of the biggest blowouts in Super Bowl history, 43-8. Watch a re-airing of Super Bowl XLVII in its entirety this Sunday, September 6 at 7 p.m. on Q13 FOX. Presented by Washington's Lottery.