Super Bowl 2014 final score and recap: Seahawks beat Broncos, 43-8; Malcolm Smith wins MVP

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Recapping and wrapping up MMAmania.com's coverage of Super Bowl XLVIII, in which the Seattle Seahawks beat the Denver Broncos, 43-8, in New Jersey in a blowout that solidified the former's defense as one of the very best in a long, long time.

Last night (Sun., Feb. 2, 2014) the Seattle Seahawks did what few thought they could -- at least according to the betting lines -- and not only defeated the Denver Broncos to win Super Bowl 48 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, but blowing them out by a final score of 43-8.

And Malcolm Smith, who 9 tackles, one fumble recovery, and an interception (that he returned 69 yards for a touchdown), won the MVP award.

The game started with a safety on the very first snap and the Seahawks were never tested after. Denver ran for just 27 yards, turned the ball over four times, and failed to contain WR Percy Harvin, who had 134 yards on just four touches during the game.

That includes an 89 yard kickoff return for a touchdown to start the second half.

Put simply, Seattle proved its number one ranked defense was significantly better than Denver's top ranked offense. Broncos QB Peyton Manning may have posted record breaking numbers in the regular season but he was no match for the "Legion of Boom".

There's always next year!

In the meantime, check out all our coverage of Super Bowl 48:

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Super Bowl 48 Quarterly Play-by-Play

Live scoring and updates: First quarter

Live scoring and updates: Second quarter

Halftime report: Seahawks dominate Broncos, lead 22-0

Live scoring and updates: Third quarter

Live scoring and updates: Fourth quarter

Super Bowl 48 Fallout

Recap: Seahawks smash Broncos, 43-8

Malcolm Smith named Most Valuable Player

Highlights of Seattle's dominant win over Broncos

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That's it for this year. See you next season!

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