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Seahawks set Super Bowl record by leading for 59:48

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In their 43-8 victory against the Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday night, the Seahawks set a couple of records that will not be easy to top.

According to the NFL and league statistician Elias Sports Bureau, the Seahawks led for a Super Bowl-record 59 minutes and 48 seconds in Sunday’s rout at MetLife Stadium. Moreover, the Seahawks also set a record by scoring 12 seconds into the game. An errant snap led to safety, giving Seattle a 2-0 lead, one it never relinquished en route to the franchise’s first-ever Super Bowl victory.

The Broncos’ Super Bowl loss was their fifth in franchise history, which is a new game record.

In the loss, Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning set a Super Bowl record with 34 completions, while Broncos’ wideout Demaryius Thomas‘ 13 catches were also a game record. Denver’s 34 team completions are also a new Super Bowl standard.

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46 Responses to “Seahawks set Super Bowl record by leading for 59:48”
  1. fdugrad says: Feb 3, 2014 1:35 AM

    59:48…On second thought, maybe Peyton SHOULD be embarrassed.

  2. meatcarroll says: Feb 3, 2014 1:56 AM

    LMAO where are all the jealous haters who said Peyton was gonna dominate Richard Sherman based on nothing logical just because they hate him? Crabtree deserved it.

  3. meatcarroll says: Feb 3, 2014 1:58 AM

    WHERE IS YOUR OMAHA NOW?!

  4. chaney13 says: Feb 3, 2014 2:12 AM

    Don’t know if it was a record, but I don’t think that any time outs were called in the game. Only ones used were due to each time losing challenges in 1st half

  5. stampnhawk says: Feb 3, 2014 2:21 AM

    12 seconds into the first half, Harvin with a score 12 seconds into the 2nd half.

    A night of the 12′s.

    On another note:
    If he’s not looking foolish already for his comments, Kapernick should stick to modelling hats when he’s out of the league, not dare become an analyst.

    So much for picking apart Seattle’s defense.

  6. odie02 says: Feb 3, 2014 2:27 AM

    As a fan of neither team. This game was BAD.

  7. txnative65 says: Feb 3, 2014 2:36 AM

    Broncos records in a losing effort, passing and receiving, were playing catch-up when the game were nearly or completely out of reach. Statistics can be misleading, like all the records they set this year for offense turned out to totally meaningless in this game.

  8. taintedsaints2009 says: Feb 3, 2014 2:36 AM

    Arizona could have beaten the Broncos today, and they didn’t even make the playoffs.

  9. scw1993 says: Feb 3, 2014 2:44 AM

    Seahawks earned every point of their score. What a drubbing they put on the Broncos. I’ve never seen anything like it in a SB.

    Congrats to the entire Seahawk organization…you deserve it! Great TEAM effort.

  10. uberniner says: Feb 3, 2014 3:08 AM

    Congratulations to the Seahawks team for winning the Super Bowl. Now, it’s time for Seahawk Fan to grow up and become worthy of the team.

    Showering beer and food scraps on Navarro Bowman–a class guy–was bush. Nobody should be proud of that when he just blew out his knee and was on his way to the locker room.

    Seahawk Fan gives a bad name to Seattle, the city. Richard Sherman immaturity…. Shame….

    Seahawks will likely return to the Super Bowl. Let’s hope they show some maturity next time, act like “they’ve been there before.”

  11. slugbaitspace says: Feb 3, 2014 3:37 AM

    Seahawks scored 12 seconds into the first half.

    Seahawks scored 12 seconds into the second half.

    Coincidence? Perhaps.

    Go 12s. Go ‘hawks.

  12. JSpicoli says: Feb 3, 2014 3:41 AM

    This was in stark contrast to the coverage in the pregame show, where among other things Steve Young predicted Peyton Manning would throw for over 400 yards, we heard endless diatribe about Peyton’s legacy, and Seattle got about 10 minutes of coverage overall.

  13. peytonsneck18 says: Feb 3, 2014 3:43 AM

    One of the worse superbowls in a long time

  14. seahawksbmx says: Feb 3, 2014 3:58 AM

    Here’s another thing that will probably never happen again: Seahawks’ first playoff win (12/24/83, I was there) came against same team as their first Super Bowl win.

  15. beastmode5150 says: Feb 3, 2014 4:14 AM

    Owned.

  16. johnnybangry says: Feb 3, 2014 4:24 AM

    Stupid.

  17. seahawksfan4ever says: Feb 3, 2014 4:52 AM

    I have been waiting for this since 1976.
    Congratulations to my ‘Hawks.
    To the haters, naysayers, and trolls…………

    Silence!

  18. hawksforever says: Feb 3, 2014 5:03 AM

    Hawks would rather win than post records playing catch up.

  19. seahawksfan4ever says: Feb 3, 2014 5:15 AM

    I have been waiting for this since 1976.

    Congratulations to my ‘Hawks, well done.

    To all the haters, naysayers, trolls and usdcoyotesfan……………..

    Silence.

  20. JackedUpSports says: Feb 3, 2014 5:53 AM

    statement.

  21. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Feb 3, 2014 6:59 AM

    I thought Tarvaris looked pretty good, lucky for him and Harvin, they got out of Minnesota.

  22. jjb0811 says: Feb 3, 2014 7:39 AM

    I guess we have to include 25 screen passes as completions. I prefer throwing the ball DOWN field not sideways.

  23. raiderufan says: Feb 3, 2014 7:59 AM

    Short of a kickoff return to start the game and the other team never scoring that’s gonna be a hard one to beat.

  24. dccowboy says: Feb 3, 2014 8:02 AM

    “the Seahawks also set a record by scoring 12 seconds into the game.”

    That would be a Super Bowl record, not an NFL record. That record (which will in all likelihood never be broken) is 3.8 seconds, held by Randall Williams of the Dallas Cowboys. In a game vs the Eagles (when Buddy Ryan was coach) the Eagles attempted a surprise on-side kick to open the game. Williams ran forward, jumped up and caught the ball, the Eagles players were past him when he did that and he ran into the end zone in a total time of 3.8 seconds.

  25. grogansheroes says: Feb 3, 2014 8:07 AM

    So let’s see, Pay-a-ton sets records for completions, Thomas for receptions, and they lose by 35! That is Manning and the Donks in a nutshell. Stats are for losers.

  26. touchdownroddywhite says: Feb 3, 2014 8:13 AM

    “Denver’s 34 team completions are also a new Super Bowl standard.”

    They got destroyed and humiliated on world wide television…. Why would this become a standard?

  27. jjackwagon says: Feb 3, 2014 8:35 AM

    I am guessing that record will stand for a long time!!

  28. 44mpo says: Feb 3, 2014 8:44 AM

    I was right on the edge of my seat…. for 12 seconds. Denver Donkeys in another Superbowl. Hahahahaha!

  29. ialwayswantedtobeabanker says: Feb 3, 2014 8:46 AM

    That’a a nearly unbreakable record, given that it’s virtually impossible to score faster than 12 seconds into the game.

    Even kickoff returns that go the distance can take longer than 12 seconds given the return man must make evasive cuts, and otherwise move in directions other than a straight line – so the only ways I can think it could happen is if a game opening onside kick bounces up goes the other way for a score – or – if the receiving team either turns it over resulting in a score or they bumble the return such as to get a safety.

    Even then, they have to hold the lead the entire game after that.

  30. xxsweepthelegxx says: Feb 3, 2014 8:54 AM

    Ho Hum….just more meaningless Manning records to look back on when he finally retires.

  31. Joemontanaflacco says: Feb 3, 2014 8:56 AM

    Russell Wilson’s total wins in his first two years also obliterated Ben Roethlisbooger’s previous record.

  32. FinFan68 says: Feb 3, 2014 8:59 AM

    They actually scored 12 seconds into BOTH halves

  33. Patskrieg dot com says: Feb 3, 2014 9:02 AM

    Unless a future SB brings us a backwards opening kickoff into a team’s own endzone, expect that record to stand for quite a while.

  34. radioactivechimp says: Feb 3, 2014 9:16 AM

    The only way that I think a team could score quicker would be fore this to happen:
    A player receives the opening kickoff on his one yard line and then stumbles backward into his own endzone and takes a knee for a safety.
    (It happened to the Titans this season 3 seconds into the game)

  35. nfl4days says: Feb 3, 2014 9:17 AM

    That record will never be broken barring any unknown rule changes in the future.

  36. essentialsausage says: Feb 3, 2014 9:37 AM

    It was a pretty boring Super Bowl if you’re not a Seattle fan.

  37. weepingjebus says: Feb 3, 2014 9:44 AM

    Homer: The Denver Broncos!
    Marge: I think owning the Denver Broncos is pretty good.
    Homer (uninterested): Yeah, yeah.
    Marge: Then explain to me why it isn’t.
    Homer (sighs): You just don’t understand football, Marge.

  38. somethingsmellsrotten says: Feb 3, 2014 9:46 AM

    Couldn’t have happened to a more deserving team…the Donkeys got exactly what they deserved, a total beat down. Just too bad they didn’t get shut out, but still pretty sweet.

  39. somethingsmellsrotten says: Feb 3, 2014 9:50 AM

    The Donkeys should be banned from going to SuperBowls…they always set records for getting DESTROYED!

  40. sb44champs says: Feb 3, 2014 9:59 AM

    taintedsaints2009 says:
    Feb 3, 2014 2:36 AM
    Arizona could have beaten the Broncos today, and they didn’t even make the playoffs.
    ===========================
    Coming from a Vikings fan lol

  41. seahawks4lyfe says: Feb 3, 2014 10:10 AM

    The Broncos had not faced a good defense all year round and if any team played their schedule with a good QB they too would set records…..Go Hawks. Peyton should be embarrassed for even playing that sloppy . Seattle shut him down all night. Only reason he had 280 yards is because of garbage time. Peyton Manning is not the Greatest QB of all time, I’d have Tom Brady before him.

  42. axespray says: Feb 3, 2014 10:33 AM

    Not sure why – but I can’t help but enjoy seeing stat nerds like Peyton and Brees get dismantled by good defenses.

  43. respectgsh says: Feb 3, 2014 10:40 AM

    Congratulations to the Seahawks and their fans. The fans have waited a long time and the team has done a ton of good,hard work to become the best football team in the world. You are the envy of the rest of the league and their followers. BTW, wow, total domination of a good team!

  44. pftisfulloftrolls says: Feb 3, 2014 11:16 AM

    The Vikings,Bills,and Patriots are thankful that the Broncos now have the most Super Bowls. Also those are all teams that had the #1 offense and never won the Super Bowl.

  45. dirtdawg54 says: Feb 3, 2014 12:35 PM

    Congratulations to the Seahawks and their fans. This was a well earned SB and thankfully, it was such a complete beat down, there will be no whining or carping about bad calls.

    Well coached, well played and well cheered for – could have sworn the game was being played in Seattle yesterday.

    Congrats.

  46. somethingsmellsrotten says: Feb 3, 2014 12:56 PM

    atleastimnotadonkeyfan

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