The Seattle Seahawks utterly and completely decimated the Denver Broncos by a final score of 43-8 to win Super Bowl 48 tonight (Sun., Feb. 2, 2014) at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
And Malcolm Smith was named the Most Valuable Player (MVP).
Really, one could argue there was no single player deserving of the award. The Seahawks won every match-up across the board defensively, pushing around the Denver offensive line, pressuring Broncos QB Peyton Manning, laying big hits on WR's Demaryius Thomas and Wes Welker when they did come up with catches, and holding the team to a collective 27 yards on the ground.
Smith, for his part, posted nine tackles, recovered a fumble, and intercepted a pass that he returned 69 yards for a touchdown. That pick-six was the backbreaker, the moment in the game that made it seem as though the Broncos were never going to challenge the world champions.
And they didn't. Not even close.
It's fitting, perhaps, that the secondary, dubbed the "Legion of Boom", was bested by an unheralded linebacker. He was given a trophy and a brand spankin' new Chevrolet truck for his efforts.
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