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Broncos find their way to the end zone

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We won’t be seeing the first shutout in Super Bowl history.

It’s going to take one heckuva fourth quarter for the Broncos to avoid a lopsided loss, however. Peyton Manning hit Demaryius Thomas for a 14-yard touchdown on the final play of the third quarter to end the Seahawks’ bid for a second shutout at MetLife Stadium this season. Wes Welker caught a two-point conversion to make the score 36-8 Seahawks heading into the fourth quarter.

The catch by Thomas also put the Broncos ahead in total yards for the game and gave him 12 catches on the night. That’s a new Super Bowl record and one of the few things about this night to reflect well on a member of the Denver offense.

Any chance of a momentous comeback took a blow when the Seahawks recovered the ensuing onside kick to set themselves up near midfield to open up the final 15 minutes of this NFL season. Barring catastrophe, most of it will be spent celebrating the first championship in Seahawks history.

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84 Responses to “Broncos find their way to the end zone”
  1. xcflqb7 says: Feb 2, 2014 9:22 PM

    Damn just when we thought we figured out what the O in Omaha means

  2. metalman5150 says: Feb 2, 2014 9:22 PM

    Joke.
    What a waste.

  3. bert1913 says: Feb 2, 2014 9:22 PM

    have you noticed no Omaha calls? because seahawks plays their base defense, they don’t try to fool anyone

  4. darren47 says: Feb 2, 2014 9:23 PM

    I will pay good money for a jar of Peyton Manning’s tears.

  5. apkyletexas says: Feb 2, 2014 9:24 PM

    Manning’s record-setting season shows you how incredibly low the talent in the AFC has fallen.

  6. thefiesty1 says: Feb 2, 2014 9:24 PM

    What a sorry end to this football season. Very Dissapointed. Now we get BB and baseball for the next eight months. What a waste of time.

  7. fanofevilempire says: Feb 2, 2014 9:24 PM

    and you won’t see a Bronco win….

    SB 1-2

    Playoffs- 12-12

    This is not the record of the greatest QB ever.

  8. phillysports1 says: Feb 2, 2014 9:24 PM

    Before game I picked SEATTLE to win , and Baldwin for game MVP

  9. truthfactory says: Feb 2, 2014 9:25 PM

    Literally, nothing at all went right for the Broncos. Beaten in every possible aspect of a football game.

  10. tedmurph says: Feb 2, 2014 9:25 PM

    Good, it’s too early to go to bed in Denver…oh wait; Seattle just scored. Even the O/U is decided.
    How’s your day Floyd Meriwether?

  11. kremis says: Feb 2, 2014 9:25 PM

    All those who slobber over peyton manning will think he should be MVP. Brady much greater than Manning!

  12. pingamadre says: Feb 2, 2014 9:25 PM

    And Seattle scores again!

  13. trollhammer20 says: Feb 2, 2014 9:26 PM

    Hey, Denver’s coming back.

    Too bad the WALK sign is flashing nothing but green for a certain band of pedestrian WRs.

  14. ball20hawk says: Feb 2, 2014 9:26 PM

    Forgot to Omaha.

  15. filthymcnasty1 says: Feb 2, 2014 9:27 PM

    Take heart Bronco fans. At least you’re not 0-4 in Superbowls.

  16. crewdawg says: Feb 2, 2014 9:27 PM

    Broncos ZERO super bowls since capgate

  17. igotsanduskied says: Feb 2, 2014 9:27 PM

    Congrats to seahawks, playing a great game but their lame fans are gonna be hard to listen to for a year, put them in a stadium that wasnt built just for sound and they would be like any other fan base.

  18. flash1283 says: Feb 2, 2014 9:27 PM

    MEGA HEAD is about to set his final record of the 2013 season, 12!

    As in 12 playoff loses, MOST ever for a QB.

    Sorry but you can’t be the greatest ever with that record oh and 1-2 in SB’s

    Hello FORSBERGLER , Manning SUCKS in SB’S!!

  19. thatswhatimsayin says: Feb 2, 2014 9:28 PM

    One of the many things I like about Russell Wilson is the fact that he doesn’t use the underdog martyr crap like the rest of the team. Ohhh, look at me, I’m from Compton. Wilson is pure class. I hope gets game MVP

  20. ball20hawk says: Feb 2, 2014 9:28 PM

    OHMAgod! OHMAgod!

  21. strokinmyego says: Feb 2, 2014 9:28 PM

    Legacy damaging loss for Manning. The media calls him the offensive coordinator and gives him all the credit. Now, he needs to get 100% of the blame.

    He’s not in Montana or Brady’s class as a quarterback. If Brady had the players Manning has this game would be going down to the wire. Brady doesn’t always win but when he loses he goes down swinging.

  22. therealstats says: Feb 2, 2014 9:28 PM

    John Fox………………please allow us at Pro Football Talk to introduce you to Dan Reeves, Bud Grant and Marv Levy……………..

  23. doctorrustbelt says: Feb 2, 2014 9:29 PM

    Legal weed makes this game bearable for Broncos fans.

    Legal weed makes this game really good for Hawk fans.

  24. jackybadass says: Feb 2, 2014 9:29 PM

    Come on Peyton 1 more pick!

  25. brazzz01 says: Feb 2, 2014 9:29 PM

    Nice pass by Peyton Sanchez

  26. The League's Crusade Against The Steelers Continues says: Feb 2, 2014 9:30 PM

    What a crappy game.

  27. fanofevilempire says: Feb 2, 2014 9:30 PM

    Peyton 1-2
    Brady 3-2

    Great qb’s don’t lose in the SB.

    Sorry

  28. realfootballfan says: Feb 2, 2014 9:30 PM

    Total domination. Seattle would win this matchup 10 out of 10 times.

  29. oddte says: Feb 2, 2014 9:31 PM

    Well at least the weather isn’t bothering Peyton.

  30. hardballtalkusername says: Feb 2, 2014 9:31 PM

    The Broncos are taking the news of Philip Seymour Hoffman poorly.

  31. oddte says: Feb 2, 2014 9:32 PM

    Peyton Manning is now back to having a losing record in the playoffs. The GOAT discussion needs to stop, forever.

  32. fanofevilempire says: Feb 2, 2014 9:32 PM

    maybe Eli has to coach Peyton in the off season.

  33. peymax1693 says: Feb 2, 2014 9:32 PM

    Manning and the Broncos were incredibly disappointing.

    However, if anybody thinks that Tom Brady was going to beat this Seahawks D, they are just trolling.

  34. unitasftw says: Feb 2, 2014 9:33 PM

    Ughh I regret down talking Brady now..

  35. harrisonhits2 says: Feb 2, 2014 9:34 PM

    Congrats on a great season Seattle fans.

  36. tedmurph says: Feb 2, 2014 9:34 PM

    Illegal wed can’t help too much with the Bengals, Reds, Browns, Cavs, Indians, Buckeyes. Ohio is still loserville.

  37. moerawn says: Feb 2, 2014 9:34 PM

    Thus endeth the 13-14 season.

  38. axespray says: Feb 2, 2014 9:35 PM

    Still a little angry about the fail mary – but I’m happy for Seattle Fans.

    They were robbed against the steelers – so it’s nice to see their team get a much deserved lombardi trophy.

  39. thelastwordyaheard says: Feb 2, 2014 9:35 PM

    Manning is no Tom Brady.. or even Russell Wilson

  40. fanofevilempire says: Feb 2, 2014 9:35 PM

    Brady 3-2, not much better then Peyton, Eli is the star of the group.

  41. dynalee10 says: Feb 2, 2014 9:36 PM

    Just a good old fashioned butt whipping and I’m sure Carrol will be gracious in victory NOT !

  42. metalman5150 says: Feb 2, 2014 9:36 PM

    Puppy Bowl is actually competitive and fun to watch.

  43. mattypbillsmafia says: Feb 2, 2014 9:36 PM

    Didn’t Seattle beat tommy terrific last year? Then they got better this year, yeah you’re all right… Mannings choking. It has nothing to do with facing the best D in the league… You mad bro?

  44. ariani1985 says: Feb 2, 2014 9:36 PM

    1.2.3.4. See Sherman hit the floor!

  45. qdog112 says: Feb 2, 2014 9:37 PM

    SO YA SAYIN’ WE GOT A CHANCE?

  46. fanofevilempire says: Feb 2, 2014 9:37 PM

    who will get the blame for Peyton losing, can’t blame the weather.

  47. WACANHFL says: Feb 2, 2014 9:37 PM

    all season long hawks fans have listened to you naysayers, suck it

    HAWKS NFL CHAMPS

  48. fanofevilempire says: Feb 2, 2014 9:37 PM

    Broncos should sign Tebow

  49. musketmaniac says: Feb 2, 2014 9:37 PM

    image of Seattle coffee drinkers watching Peyton folding papa johns boxes. soothing fold peyton fold.

  50. bert1913 says: Feb 2, 2014 9:38 PM

    final nfl rankings

    1) Seattle
    2) San Fran
    3) ???

  51. doe22us says: Feb 2, 2014 9:38 PM

    Broncos ain’t got the answers tho…

  52. petehemlock says: Feb 2, 2014 9:39 PM

    Peyton ran the blind squirrel offense.

  53. laughingattheignoranceofyouall says: Feb 2, 2014 9:39 PM

    Manning at his best still can’t win the big game. Brady still rules the world lmao

  54. dcpatfan says: Feb 2, 2014 9:41 PM

    peytoon manning…
    The greatest regular season QB in NFL hostory

  55. r8dernation says: Feb 2, 2014 9:41 PM

    This Superbowl is a beautiful thing!

  56. brazzz01 says: Feb 2, 2014 9:41 PM

    Broncos ZERO super bowls since capgate

    Manning: ZERO Super Bowls since his team got caught pumping fake crowd noise into their stadium on national TV

  57. apkyletexas says: Feb 2, 2014 9:42 PM

    kremis says:
    Feb 2, 2014 9:25 PM
    All those who slobber over peyton manning will think he should be MVP. Brady much greater than Manning!

    =================

    Yeah – Brady really proved he was the MVP against this garbage Denver pass defense two weeks ago.

  58. honkerdawg says: Feb 2, 2014 9:42 PM

    Another clutch performance by Peyton Manning. Maybe he should retire

  59. rubenxx7 says: Feb 2, 2014 9:43 PM

    The one writer that voted BrADY AS mVP WAS ON TO SOMETHING! Good for him not voting for MANNING

  60. fanofevilempire says: Feb 2, 2014 9:43 PM

    Brady is 3-2 with video taping accusations in 3 tainted super bowl wins, he is not even in the discussion.

  61. grandpoopah says: Feb 2, 2014 9:43 PM

    If Cam played and behaved like Peyton today, just imagine the hate.

  62. rudedog36 says: Feb 2, 2014 9:43 PM

    Worst Superbowl ever!

  63. backdapack4evr says: Feb 2, 2014 9:44 PM

    Just another year of football!!
    And just like EVERY year the Vikings still haven’t won anything!!

  64. Great Caesar's Ghost says: Feb 2, 2014 9:44 PM

    Kaepernick still thinks Denver has a chance.

  65. oddte says: Feb 2, 2014 9:44 PM

    I predict long lines at the dispensaries in Denver, tonight.

  66. brazzz01 says: Feb 2, 2014 9:45 PM

    LOL @ the Patriot haters trying to trash Brady on a night like this

    U mad bro?

  67. strokinmyego says: Feb 2, 2014 9:45 PM

    “Brady 3-2, not much better then Peyton, Eli is the star of the group.”

    3-2 is WAY better than 1-3. And at least Brady didn’t get blown out like this when he lost. His defenses gave up last second scoring drives.

  68. flash1283 says: Feb 2, 2014 9:46 PM

    peymax1693 says:
    Feb 2, 2014 9:32 PM
    Manning and the Broncos were incredibly disappointing.

    However, if anybody thinks that Tom Brady was going to beat this Seahawks D, they are just trolling.


    Tom Brady vs this same Seattle D last season IN Seattle
    Brady 36-58, 395 yds, 2 tds

    Way better than MEGA HEAD

  69. the8man says: Feb 2, 2014 9:47 PM

    Broncos have set two offensive Super Bowl records and are still getting it handed to them…royally.

    Hilarious. G’nite Colorado.

  70. fanofevilempire says: Feb 2, 2014 9:49 PM

    Peyton needs to stop with the audible and let the Denver coaches do their job.

  71. laughingattheignoranceofyouall says: Feb 2, 2014 9:49 PM

    Keep crying Brady still got the bling lmao keep routing for manning see where that gets ya

  72. fanofevilempire says: Feb 2, 2014 9:52 PM

    Giants – 2
    Brady, zip, zero,zilch

    * 18-1

    now shut up and go away!

  73. brazzz01 says: Feb 2, 2014 9:52 PM

    LOL @ all Patriots haters

    But..but….but..AT LEAST BRADY…but…Brady…but…but..

    Sleep well tonight punks.

  74. ontboltfan says: Feb 2, 2014 9:52 PM

    Humiliating loss. Hope it carries over to next season.

    A Charger fan.

  75. weepingjebus says: Feb 2, 2014 9:53 PM

    Broncos should have brought Tebow in at halftime. Pretty sure I saw something saying he still doesn’t have a contract.

  76. northsidesteel says: Feb 2, 2014 9:54 PM

    Percy Harvin is MVP

  77. fanofevilempire says: Feb 2, 2014 9:56 PM

    Peyton probably had too many Bud Lights

  78. bassplucker says: Feb 2, 2014 9:57 PM

    Outside of Russell Wilson, the Seahawks are a despicable collection of human beings.

    That being said, props to them for a dominaying performance. The Broncos didn’t even belong on the field with them tonight.

  79. brazzz01 says: Feb 2, 2014 9:58 PM

    Tebow would have scored more than 8 points tonight.

    #yup

  80. brazzz01 says: Feb 2, 2014 9:59 PM

    Hey Peyton broke the completions record tonight!

    LEGACY!1!1!1!1

    #lol

  81. steelersfanfromtheseventies says: Feb 2, 2014 10:00 PM

    At least elway know’s what its like to be on wrong end of a blowout.

  82. skolvikings58 says: Feb 2, 2014 10:02 PM

    Good game Seahawks, happy for Russel Wilson.

  83. laughingattheignoranceofyouall says: Feb 2, 2014 10:20 PM

    Denver set yet another record tonight. They are the only team to own the title worst Super Bowl team ever having 3 of the worst blowouts in the big game. Maybe if u combine Elway and manning and maybe his brother Eli you might win a big game lmao

  84. laughingattheignoranceofyouall says: Feb 2, 2014 10:25 PM

    Lmao are you even serious with the ” evil empire ” crap. Your just crying because NE loss to you wow how many ring over the span of 20 years what 3 lmao ya the constitutes a dynasty all right. Go blow up your date sleep well lmao too funny I’m still laughing at

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