MANILA, Philippines – In the battle between the National Football League’s best offensive team and the top defensive team, it was once again affirmed that defense wins championships.
The Seattle Seahawks, a team known for its clamp-down defense, clobbered the Denver Broncos, the league’s offensive juggernaut, 43-8, in the Super Bowl XLVIII at Metlife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. to clinch their first ever NFL championship. It’s also the first time that Seattle has captured a title from one of the major sports leagues in the US. The last time they won a major title was in 1979 when the Seattle Super Sonics took home the NBA title.
Seattle’s defense was suffocating as they freezed out the Peyton Manning-led Broncos and held them scoreless all the way until the end of the third quarter. By which time, catching up became virtually impossible for Denver as they had no answer to the Seahawks all throughout the game.
Relive the Seahawks’ dominant defensive stance that led to a historic championship through these photos.
All photos from EPA.
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