Seahawks Dominate in Super Bowl

The dust has finally settled on Super Bowl XLVIII and it’s probably time to reflect on what a dominating victory it was by the Seahawks over the Broncos in a game that was expected to be close and tight.

This was the first victory for the Seahawks in franchise history and their 35 point margin over the Denver Broncos is the third largest in Super Bowl history only the Bears 36 point margin over the Patriots in Super Bowl XX and the 45 point difference between the 49ers and Broncos in Super Bowl XXIV being better.

Fans who bet on the game with bet365 will recall that the Seahawks got the job done in every phase and facet of the game and they became the second team to accomplish this feat; a passing touchdown, rushing touchdown, kickoff return touchdown and interception return touchdown in a Super Bowl. The Baltimore Ravens accomplished the feat in Super Bowl XXXV – that statistic aptly sums up their domination.

For a side that has built their season on a suffocating and hard-hitting defence it was in a way fitting that a defensive player won the MVP mantle with Malcolm Smith becoming the first player from that side of the ball to win the title since Dexter Jackson of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl XXXVII – another team with a defence like the Seahawks.

Smith is the third linebacker to win Super Bowl MVP, joining Ray Lewis for the Ravens in Super Bowl XXXV and Chuck Howley for the Colts in Super Bowl V. Smith is the first player in Super Bowl history with an interception return touchdown and a fumble recovery in the same game. He also added nine defensive tackles and one special teams tackle.

All of their domination made the Seahawks the 19th different team to win a Super Bowl and Seahawks coach Pete Carroll (62 years old) is the third-oldest head coach to win a Super Bowl, trailing only Tom Coughlin (65) and Dick Vermeil (63).

He’s the third coach to win a Super Bowl and win an AP national title in college football, along with Barry Switzer and Jimmy Johnson. Their quarterback the mobile Russell Wilson also became the fourth QB to win a Super Bowl in just his second season in the league, joining an elite trio of Kurt Warner, Tom Brady and Ben Roethlisberger.

Wilson also carried on the record of inexperienced quarterbacks facing more experienced ones in a Super Bowl – the last four matchups between a starting quarterback playing in his first Super Bowl and one with previous Super Bowl experience have been won by the quarterback with no previous experience.

The Broncos gained a few unwanted records in the game and became the first franchise with five Super Bowl defeats and their demise extended the losing streak by AFC No. 1 seeds in Super Bowls to four games.

All in all domination is the word that succinctly sums up the Seahawks Super Bowl success and given the way they played, fans who gamble with bet365 can expect more from them in the future.