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The Broncos battle the Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII

It was a blowout from the start as Seattle routed the Broncos 43-8 to claim the Lombardi Trophy

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Footballs sit on the field during team warmups before the start of the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII game between the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks in East Rutherford, New Jersey, February 2, 2014.

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A Denver Broncos fan watches the team warm up before the start of the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII game against the Seattle Seahawks in East Rutherford, New Jersey, February 2, 2014.

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Denver Broncos' Trindon Holliday spreads his arms as runs on the field before the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII game against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J.

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Members of the Seattle Seahawks huddle before the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII game against the Denver Broncos on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J.

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Denver Broncos' Peyton Manning runs on the field to warm up before the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII game against the Seattle Seahawks Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J.

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Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, right, talks with coach Pete Carroll before the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII game against the Denver Broncos Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J.

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Queen Latifah sings "America the Beautiful" before the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J.

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The Seattle Seahawks run on to the field for the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII game against the Denver Broncos Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J.

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Thunder leads the Denver Broncos players onto the field before the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII game against the Seattle Seahawks Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J.

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Denver Broncos' Champ Bailey (24) joins teammates and Seattle Seahawks team captains in watching the coin during the coin toss ceremony before the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII game Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J.

Charlie Riedel/AP

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Seattle Seahawks' Steven Hauschka kicks off during the first period of the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII game against the Denver Broncos Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J.

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Denver Broncos' Peyton Manning (18) watches the ball go over his head after a bad snap for a safety during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII game against the Seattle Seahawks Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J.

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Denver Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno (27) recovers a fumble in the end zone for a safety after a bad snap in the first half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J.

Kathy Willens/AP

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Seattle Seahawks' Walter Thurmond (28) reacts after a safety during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII game against the Denver Broncos Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J.

Matt Slocum/AP

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Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) dives for the first down marker while defended by Denver Broncos defensive end Robert Ayers (91) and strong safety Duke Ihenacho during the first quarter in Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium.

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Denver Broncos' Knowshon Moreno is tackled by Seattle Seahawks' Chris Clemons, left, and Cliff Avril during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII game Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J.

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Seattle Seahawks' Jermaine Kearse (15) reacts to a first down during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII game against the Denver Broncos Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J.

Matt Slocum/AP

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Seattle Seahawks' Doug Baldwin (89) is tackled by Denver Broncos' Champ Bailey (24) after making a reception during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII game Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J.

Matt Slocum/AP

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Denver Broncos Nate Irving (L) breaks up a pass to Seattle Seahawks Jermaine Kearse in the first quarter in the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII game in East Rutherford, New Jersey, February 2, 2014.

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Seattle Seahawks' Kam Chancellor (31) celebrates after intercepting a pass intended for Denver Broncos tight end Julius Thomas (80) during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII game Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J.

Gregory Bull/AP

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Seattle Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch (24) runs between Denver Broncos' Paris Lenon, left, and Jeremy Mincey, right, during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII game Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J.

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Seattle Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch (24) rushes for a touchdown during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII game against the Denver Broncos Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J.

Mel Evans/AP

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Workers pick up Skittles after a touchdown by the Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch against the Denver Broncos during the second quarter in the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII game in East Rutherford, New Jersey, February 2, 2014.

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Seattle Seahawks outside linebacker Malcolm Smith (53) intercepts a pass intended for Denver Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno (27) during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII game Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. Smith ran the interception back for a touchdown.

Chris O'Meara/AP

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Seattle Seahawks outside linebacker Malcolm Smith (53) reacts as he returns an interception for a touchdown against the Denver Broncos during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII game, Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J.

Gregory Bull/AP

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Seattle Seahawks outside linebacker Malcolm Smith (53) and cornerback Byron Maxwell (41) celebrate a touchdown during the first half against the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium.

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Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin (11) returns a kickoff for a touchdown against the Denver Broncos during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII game, Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J.

Matt York/AP

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Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin (11) celebrates with teammates after returning a kick for a touchdown against the Denver Broncos in the third quarter in Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium.

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Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll reacts as Percy Harvin returns a kickoff for a touchdown during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII game against the Denver Broncos Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J.

Matt Slocum/AP

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Denver Broncos' Peyton Manning looks at the scoreboard during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII game against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J.

Paul Sancya/AP

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Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Jermaine Kearse (15) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Denver Broncos in the third quarter in Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium.

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Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate (81) and wide receiver Doug Baldwin (89) pump their arms in celebration after a touchdown run by Baldwin during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII game against the Denver Broncos Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J.

Gregory Bull/AP

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Seattle Seahawks Marshawn Lynch celebrates a teammate's touchdown against the Denver Broncos in the third quarter of the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII game in East Rutherford, New Jersey, February 2, 2014.

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Jana and Todd Raasch of Bellevue, Wash., cheer on the Seattle Seahawks during the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII game at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., Feb. 2, 2014. Both are holding flags for the 12th Man, the name Seahawks fans claim.

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Denver Broncos fans react during the third quarter against the Seattle Seahawks during the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII game in East Rutherford, New Jersey, February 2, 2014.

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Denver Broncos' Demaryius Thomas (R) catches a touchdown pass over top of Seattle Seahawks' Byron Maxwell in the third quarter of the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII game in East Rutherford, New Jersey, February 2, 2014.

BRENDAN MCDERMID/REUTERS

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Denver Broncos tight end Julius Thomas (80) is tackled by Seattle Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor (31) and cornerback Walter Thurmond (28) in the second half in Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium.

Anthony Gruppuso/USA Today Sports

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Denver Broncos' Peyton Manning (18) talks with receiver Julius Thomas during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII game against the Seattle Seahawks Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J.

Matt Slocum/AP

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Seattle Seahawks' Richard Sherman (25) waves as he is carted off the field after getting injured during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII game against the Denver Broncos Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J

Matt Slocum/AP

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Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson celebrates a touchdown against the Denver Broncos during the fourth quarter in the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII game in East Rutherford, New Jersey, February 2, 2014.

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Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll gets gatorade dump on him by quarterback Russell Wilson (3) during the second half against the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium.

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The Seattle Seahawks roam the field after the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII game against the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Seahawks won 43-8.

Charlie Riedel/AP

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Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning runs off the field after being defeated by the Seattle Seahawks in the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII game in East Rutherford, New Jersey, February 2, 2014.

SHANNON STAPLETON/REUTERS

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Seattle Seahawks' Breno Giacomini (68) celebrates after the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII game against the Denver Broncos Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Seahawks won 43-8.

Bill Kostroun/AP

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Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll (L) hugs Denver Broncos head coach John Fox (R) after Seattle defeated Denver in the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII game in East Rutherford, New Jersey, February 2, 2014.

SHANNON STAPLETON/REUTERS

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Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll holds up the Lombardi Trophy after the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII game against the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Seahawks won 43-8.

Chris O'Meara/AP

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Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) holds up the Lombardi Trophy after winning the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII game against the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Seahawks won 43-8.

Chris O'Meara/AP

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Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll holds the the Vince Lombardi Trophy after the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII game against the Denver Broncos Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Seahawks won 43-8.

Julio Cortez/AP

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