Seat­tle Sea­hawks win first Super Bowl title

Sports lovers across the world sat down last night to watch the NFL Super Bowl VIII. Below is a recap from http://​www​.emi​rates247​.com/ of how it all went down.

The Seat­tle Sea­hawks’ fero­cious defence shut down the Den­ver Bron­cos and record-​setting quar­ter­back Pey­ton Man­ning in a 438 rout on Sun­day to claim their first Super Bowl title.

Seat­tle, the NFL’s top-​ranked defence, turned two inter­cep­tions into second-​quarter touch­downs for a 220 lead at inter­mis­sion, the sec­ond com­ing on a 69-​yard inter­cep­tion return by line­backer Mal­colm Smith.

The Sea­hawks also recov­ered two fum­bles in the lop­sided con­test that gave them their first Super Bowl crown in their 37 seasons.

The com­pre­hen­sive vic­tory began 12 sec­onds into the con­test with a two-​point safety on a bad snap over Manning’s head into the end zone on Denver’s first play for the quick­est Super Bowl tally ever.

After Denver’s sec­ond half kick­off, Percy Harvin also took 12 sec­onds to score, rac­ing 87 yards into the end zone to con­firm the romp was on in tak­ing Seattle’s lead to 290.

Second-​year quar­ter­back Rus­sell Wil­son, lead­ing the sec­ond youngest team ever to play in a Super Bowl, took the spot­light from five-​time NFL Most Valu­able Player Man­ning by com­plet­ing 18 of 25 passes for 206 yards, two touch­downs and no interceptions.

Seat­tle Sea­hawks line­backer Mal­colm Smith was named as the Most Valu­able Player after pulling off one of the biggest plays of the game.

He inter­cepted a pass from Den­ver quar­ter­back Pey­ton Man­ning in the sec­ond quar­ter and sprinted 69 yards for a touchdown.

The 24-year-old’s touch­down effec­tively killed off Denver’s chances of mount­ing a come­back. They were trail­ing 150 at the time and dri­ving but Smith’s inter­cep­tion gave his team a 220 lead.

Smith is just the third line­backer to win the pres­ti­gious award, join­ing Chuck How­ley of the Dal­las Cow­boys and Ray Lewis of the Bal­ti­more Ravens.

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