Nobody saw that coming. A Seahawks win, yes. That much of a blowout, no.
Congratulations to the Seattle Seahawks as they defeated the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII, 43-8. What most people expected as a tight game, the Broncos fell behind after they surrendered a safety in the opening 12 seconds. Seattle scored the first 36 points before Denver scored their only touchdown at the end of the third quarter.
Anyone who doubted the importance of defensive football during the Roger Goodell era…no more doubting. Although many of the Broncos’ wounds were self-inflicted, any unbiased football enthusiast could tell that the Seahawks had a suffocating pass-rush and an extremely hard-hitting defense that made life miserable for the Peyton Manning, whom many consider as a top-five all-time quarterback.
As some NFL analysts have already suggested, expect other teams to take notice of the Seahawks defense and try to mold their units with the same type of talents and ideologies. The Tennessee Titans are one team who’ll look to adjust their defense after replacing Jerry Gray with the more aggressive Ray Horton.
For Titans fans: which were you most impressed with the Seahawks defense? Is there anything they do that you believe the Titans could do in future seasons, even if it’s not up to their level?