During the game, Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman told Denver wideout Wes Welker to, in effect, be careful what he asks for. And Sherman's teammate, linebacker K.J. Wright said this week that if the two teams met 100 times, the Seahawks would win nearly all of them.
"Probably 90," Wright told NBCSN, via PFT. "I'd probably go 90 out of 100. They might've got lucky those other 10 times. They're a good football team but you know the way we play, our style of play most teams just can't match up with it. We are really good at what we do, we run the ball really well, we stop the run, and we just outhit guys, so you know most teams just can't match up with our style of play."
Hey, it ain't bragging if you can back it up. And the Seahawks dominated every facet of that Super Bowl matchup -- from start to finish -- against one of the most prolific offenses in NFL history. It started on the very first play from scrimmage, a wild snap over Peyton Manning's head that resulted in a safety.
"The first play of the game, when they snapped the ball over their head, I was like, 'All right, man. We got these boys,'" Wright said. "If you start the game off like that, something's not right. When that happened, I was like, 'All right man, I got my nerves calmed down,' and I was like, 'OK, I believe we got this one.'"
And now that we've all turned the page on the 2013 season, the question becomes: Can the Seahawks maintain this success? The easy answer is yes, mostly because a) many of the key pieces are still under contract, and b) this is one of the youngest teams in the league.
"I believe we got to stay at the top of the mountain," Wright continued. "We know other teams, they've been after us these past two years now. Now that we're at the top of the food chain, teams will be after us. I believe with the leadership we have on this team, we're going to keep progressing and getting better, keeping guys in Seattle. We're going to be doing big things these next couple of years."