Metlife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey-- With the Broncos up 31-28, and 1:45 left in the 4th quarter the Seattle Seahawks marched down the field, with no signs of slowing. A Six-Yard rush by Marshawn Lynch. A 15 yard Out to Sydney Rice. Seattle is now at the 10 yard line with 20 seconds left. The Seahawks are going to win the Super Bowl!!
The Broncos started strong in the big game, going up 14-0 by the middle of the second quarter, both touchdowns where passes by Peyton Manning, (one was to Wes Welker, the other to Eric Decker) but the Seahawks didn't give up yet. Two plays later, Marshawn Lynch broke 3 tackles in a 73- yard touchdown run, and with less than a 30 seconds left, the Broncos were back at it again. With less than 10 seconds they launched a Hail Mary in to the end zone to try to go up by two touchdowns. Richard Sherman had other ideas, and picked off Peyton's Pass, returning it all the way to the end zone for a touchdown with no time left in the 1st half!
The Broncos responded by a 5 minute long drive that was capped off by a Knoshawn Merino 4- yard touchdown run. The next drive the Seahawks went 3 and out, punting on 4th down. The Broncos called for a fair catch inside the 20 yard line. On the first play of the drive, Peyton Manning was lined up under center, then motioned in to Shotgun, while yelling out "Omaha, Omaha!" He then dropped back, and threw to Demaryius Thomas, who because of a coverage mistake was wide open. Manning hit him in stride and Thomas trotted in for a touchdown.
The 4th Quarter was scoreless until the last 3 minutes, in which Russell Wilson took the Seahawks on a 93-yard drive, which ended in a rushing touchdown for Wilson, on a read option play.
Peyton Manning was struggling, and was forced to pass the ball away on first down, and was sacked by Brandon Mebane on 2nd Down. On 3rd down and 17 Peyton Manning threw a 20 yard pass to Eric Decker, for the first down. the next play was a draw play to Merino, who was met in the backfield for a one yard loss by a gang of Seattle "Sea-fenders". Two incomplete passes later, the Broncos were forced to kick a 35 yard field goal, that split the uprights. With 1:45 Seconds left, the Seahawks were marching down the field. After 5 first downs, it was now first and goal from the ten yard line, and the clock running with 20 seconds left. Russell Wilson scanned the field, but no one was open and he was forced to pass the ball away. There was now 14 seconds left, and with 2 time-outs, there was time for about one or two plays, and time for a field goal to tie the game up. Russell Wilson set up in shotgun, and called hike. He then hit Lynch for a screen pass that he ran into the end zone!! With 9 seconds left the Seahawks were up 31-35.
On the kick return, the Broncos tried but were unsuccessful in returning the kickoff for a touchdown as time ran out! The Seahawks are World Champions!!!!!!
Marshawn Lynch received MVP Honors