It was built up as one for the ages, a Super Bowl between the No. 1 offense versus the No. 1 defense.
Unfortunately, only one team showed up on the biggest stage in football as the Seattle Seahawks romped the Denver Broncos in a 43-8 win to take home the first Super Bowl title in franchise history.
The story was the Seattle defense, which forced a safety and four turnovers—including an interception returned for a touchdown—to scorch the Broncos high-powered offense. Seahawks linebacker Malcolm Smith—who had the pick-six—took home MVP honors and became the third linebacker ever to win the award.
Russell Wilson threw for over 200 yards and two touchdowns along with a few scrambling efforts that secured the win for the Seahawks.
Let's take a look back at the pivotal moments in Super Bowl XLVIII through some of the most memorable photographs taken during the big game.
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