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Seahawks 43, Broncos 8, Super Bowl XLVIII

By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media

Looking ahead to kickoff …

Game: Seattle Seahawks (15-3) vs. Denver Broncos (15-3), Super Bowl XLVIII

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Site: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J.

TV, radio: Fox (national), Sirius XM Channel 88 (satellite), (online video stream)

Here is the NFL’s official live summary.

Here is the NFL’s official Super Bowl page.

Here is the Trib’s Steelers page. Alan Robinson is on the scene for the Trib.

Author: Dejan Kovacevic

Dejan Kovacevic, a lifelong Pittsburgher, is an award-winning sports columnist for Trib Total Media covering the Steelers, Penguins, Pirates, Pitt and more, including his fourth Olympics in Sochi, Russia. He also appears on WPXI-TV's 'Subway Final Word’ and hosts a weekly show on TribLIVE Radio. For 2011, he was named one of the top four columnists in the country -- highest circulation category -- by the AP Sports Editors. For 2012, he was named one of the top three columnists in the country by the National Headliners Awards. For 2013, he was named top columnist in the state by the Keystone Awards and second-place by the Pennsylvania AP Managing Editors.


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  2. To Christen Super Bowl Sunday, one of the poodles peed on my wife’s leg.

    Good dog.

    They were all standing around her and my wife didnt notice, so she’s not sure which one did it.

    Smart dog.

  3. One of the things I like about this game is that its such a clash of old school and new school. Pocket passer- athletic QB. Elite D vs throw first offense. Smashmouth against finesse.

    I like Denver. I just think if they can strike first, get up early by two scores, they can get Seattle out of their game plan. Seattle needs some early turnovers and has to play mistake free.

    Any Super Bowl without Dallas or New England, I’ll take…just hope Steelers get back sooner than later.

  4. I’d like to see the Steelers back in the Superbowl sooner than later also, actually. Unfortunately, the actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman, only 46 and the Oakland As manager and exBucs infielder Art Howe in “Moneyball”, was found dead today with a needle in his arm. May he rest in peace. Meanwhile, it’s stupid that Pitt was outscored 7-1 by Virginia late in the second half and beaten by 3 today.

  5. I plan to watch the Superbowl on Fox today mainly because it’s traditional. I expect as well that Denver and Peyton will prevail in the end although I’d never underestimate Seattle.

  6. Last night, the Pens laid a colossal egg.
    Today, Pitt laid a bigger colossal egg. :(
    And, the rodent saw his shadow this morning, signifying at least six more weeks of Dejan Predictocevic.

    I certainly hope we get a good game tonight.
    I have no horse in this race, being the Steelers are nowhere to be found,Manning has at least one poor game every postseason, so far this year he hasn’t.

    I see Seasquawks 24, Broncos 19.
    2 can play the incorrect prediction game. ;)

  7. Hope they keep Namath away from Andrews and Oliver.

    Gotta cheer for the former Badgers QB, and true gentleman, Russell Wilson.

    Seattle 31 Denver 28

  8. Really like that the truly great Renee Fleming will honour our nation by performing the anthem.

  9. I’ll go against the flow and pick the Broncos, even though DK picked them.

  10. I’m going with Seattle.

  11. 2-0 Seasquawks.

  12. Did they say Russell Wilson would be younger than Big Ben was when he was when he won the SB

  13. Loved the safety. Go Hwaks!

  14. Just like the score, those super bowl commercials are 0-2

  15. What a good clean hit by Cam Chancellor on Demariyus Thomas. Three and out for Denver. Jandy must be salivating.

  16. I wonder which teammates Peyton will through under the bus if Broncos lose?

  17. Did anyone hear that Phillip Seymour Hoffman die? Just found that out now.

  18. I was afraid they were going to call Intentional groundhog on Wilson….

  19. Horrible challenge.

  20. Well I see the Broncos are playing like the Keystone Kops.

  21. Not a good sign when Manning has happy feet.

  22. Interception!!!

  23. Pick! Oh yeah! Woot!

  24. Anyone want to still doubt great Defenses matter?

    Seattle’s D reminds me of the Steelers D from SB IX.
    Hard-hitting, Denver can’t run or pass.

  25. Peyton appears to have something lodged in his throat.

  26. Wilson is the cool and collected QB and Manning has the jitters. Probably knows that this is his last chance at a championship.

  27. Denver’s D self-destructing. Wow!

  28. OK, time for someone to cut the power.

  29. I’m not 100% sure but if Denver goes on to win I think this might be the biggest deficit that a team ever overcame in the super bowl.

  30. Transformers movie! Yes!

  31. Pretty bad when the Radio Shack commercial was better than anything Denver has done………

  32. Seattle is all over those Denver receivers.

  33. Another interception!!!

  34. Peyton is going to lose all his commercials.

    TD Seasquawks.

  35. Poor Peyton….

  36. This Michelob Ultra tastes REAL good :D

  37. The NFL called they want their theme song taken off of Peyton’s ad for Buick.

  38. Papa John is screaming OMAHA !!!!!!!!!

  39. My minister is a Denver fan. Even wore his Denver tie to church this morning. He is probably on his knees right now.

  40. James Harrison was just interviewed and he said it isn’t like Denver has Ben Roethliesberger out there.

  41. Seattle’s ball.

  42. Wow what a stinker.

  43. I think Holliday was down. This will be overturned.

  44. Prior to today the Broncos had worn orange in three Super Bowls. They lost all three by a combined score of 124-30. Oops.

  45. He’s down.

  46. That poor yellow mm.

  47. Settle down Seattle

  48. Muppets !

  49. The o-line is costing Denver the game. Peyton has to be set to pass.

  50. How is Dan Quinn not an NFL head coach?
    Not the old Penguin Dan Quinn, the Seasquawks D co-ordinator.

  51. Brandie had a cameo in a super bowl commercial!!!

  52. Seinfeld and Costanza with Newman!

  53. Predictocevic.

  54. Unfortunately for Bruno, the hair doesn’t make him any taller.

  55. Prediction for the second half? I predict Coach Fox will puny on second down to keep the Seahawks guessing. It’s no Sumner than his non existent challenge in the first half.

  56. I say one more Seattle field goal guarantees victory.

  57. ewwww I almost lost my beer!

  58. Puppy Bowl is more fun, even w/o any beagles. All kinds of dogs in the Super Bowl – underdogs and the ones in orange.

  59. I take back what I said. I think that might have been the best super bowl halftime show. The other top ones were Beyonce/Destiny’s Child and Paul McCartney.

  60. So do we have a legitimate first baseman yet?

    Defense usually beats offense, pitching usually beats hitters

    Right now, the PBC can’t say they got nonesuch

  61. LOL loved the Confer’s Jewelry commercial lol

  62. Thanks Plan for the laugh. Mommy just might come and take her Peytie home.

  63. WOAH! He ran it back for a TF

  64. Good night ladies & gentlemen. Drive home safely.

  65. WOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  66. Where is Don Meredith and the Fat Lady?

  67. Like I said it before GAME OVER!

  68. this is just amazing

  69. Advertisers want their money back.


  70. Now garbage yards for Peyton

    Raise it Seattle

  71. First down Denver. It ain’t over yet.

  72. I wish I could figure out how to spin this into a Slick Frank dig ;-)

  73. Just fell in love with Sarah McLachlan all over again.

  74. Settle down hawks

  75. wow inteferece by Thomas on Sherman

  76. Beyond the Broncos, patriots, and Bengals does any other team really have a chance at making the SB

  77. A guy here is a Browns fan.

    Needless to say, he is enjoying watching this.

  78. I hope Peyton Manning is enjoying an ice cold Choke-A-Cola to wash down the taste of Super Bowl failure.

  79. Feel bad for the Broncos fans in attendance.

    You paid hundreds on airlines tickets, hundreds on a hotel stay, and thousands on S B tickets just to see your team get their rear ends handed to them.

  80. Self-destruction doesn’t begin to tell the store. WOW JUST WOW!

  81. Last two ads sum up this game: Pucinni from Kia followed by flatulence from Heinz.

  82. If I didn’t have people here, I would seriously be turning it to Downton Abbey right now.

  83. Wow. Wouldn’t wanna be Peyton post game answering Legacy questions….

  84. You know, I was going to feel sad for any Broncos fans out there.
    Sure their team is getting pummeled, but they are probably too high to notice, or care.

    Carry on.

  85. Seahawks = ball hawks.

    Very fun to watch, if you’re not pulling for Denver.

  86. wow..adding insult to injury

  87. This is the biggest thrashing in super bowl history.

    Whatever is in second place isn’t close.

  88. Cowboys/Redskins/49ers/Seahawks – 160
    Broncos in orange – 30

  89. Every Pete Carroll joke in history is now officially dead.
    Won a college title, now will win a Pro title.

    Oh, and, the Steelers braintrust could learn a lesson or 2 from the GM of Seattle, on how to acquire talent.

    Great commercial by Bob Dylan for Chrysler.

  90. In this day and age, could it be argued that Peyton only getting one ring the equivalent to Dan Marino not getting any?

  91. This can’t be good for coach Fox’s heart.

  92. LOL I’m finishing up hubby’s beer, he fell asleep!

  93. What a dud. I blame this on DK.


  94. Norris Weese warming up for Denver.

  95. Only 1/2hour till Sherlock. No mystery left here.

  96. Roger Miller !

  97. Happy to report that Richard Sherman’s mouth is just fine.

  98. I hate to brag but I did successfully predict that Seattle would be super bowl champions before the season began:

  99. DK,

    For the life of me, can’t figure why when the NFC wins the SB, they tend to do so by a large margin, but when the AFC wins, it tends to be by a small margin. Any ideas??

  100. The Mariners are at Texas Thursday, September 4th. Crisis averted.

  101. Biggest loser today?

    The City of Omaha.

  102. Bill B.Must be fretting over on Nantucket, about how much rebuilding is in order, given how easily Denver whacked the Patriots?

  103. Good night Loonies! I’m happy :)

  104. Just logged on and saw there was 278 posts. I thought I missed a Pirates game.

  105. Seahawks are built to compete for a couple of these trophies. They’re deep, young, and no contract issues. This team isn’t going away.

    • It would seem so. On the other hand, after beating us in the SB a few years back, I thought Green Bay was set for years to come. Maybe this time next year Andrew Luck will be hoisting the Lombardi as confetti rains down. You never really know.

  106. That was such a horrendous effort by QB Peyton Manning that we now ought to be limited to just 5-10 new commercials by next August.

    • I’d say, move over Peyton. And you too, Cam Newton, Drew Brees, and all the other Madison Avenue glamor boys. Russell Wilson is telegenic, smart and articulate, hard-working — and a Super Bowl winner. The world and the endorsement contracts are his oyster if he so desires.

  107. Nuttin beats pitching or defense

  108. The saying “defense wins championships” is not dead.
    The Steelers had the original formula, and they need to get it back.
    Defense indeed….Wins championships.

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